Robert Gober: Tick Tock

Art, drawing, New York Art, show and exhibition

Robert Gober exhibition at Matthew Marks gallery. This show is a collection of rather small pieces. I love Gober’s sensitivity. Specially those drawings. Beautiful.

 

gober2017

Untitled
2017
Graphite and colored pencil on Vellum
12 x 9 inches; 31 x 23 cm

goberHeartonFabric

Plaster Heart on Fabric
1988-2017
Plaster, alkyd on cotton, acrylic
14 3/4 x 13 1/4 x 3 3/4 inches; 38 x 34 x 10 cm

gober2000-2001

Untitled
2000-2001
Wood, paint, concrete, cast plastic, human hair
Overall approximately: 80 x 48 x 72 in; 203 x 122 x 183 cm

Above ground approximately: 32 x 48 x 48 in; 81 x 122 x 122 cm

Below ground approximately: 48 x 48 x 72; 122 x 122 x 183 cm

 

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Cy Twombly at Gagosian

Art, ART 21, drawing, painting, show and exhibition
Twombly2001

Cy Twombly, Untitled, 2001, acrylic, wax crayon, and cut-and-pasted paper on paper, 48 7/8 × 39 inches (124 × 99 cm) © Cy Twombly Foundation. Photo by Rob McKeever

Twombly1983-2002

Cy Twombly
Untitled (In Beauty it is finished), 1983–2002 (detail)
Acrylic, wax crayon, pencil and pen on handmade paper in unbound handmade book, 36 pages
Each page: 22 3/8 × 15 3/4 inches (56.8 × 40 cm)
© Cy Twombly Foundation

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“Cy Twombly: In Beauty it is finished: Drawings 1951–2008”
Installation view at Gagosian West 21st Street, New York
Artworks © Cy Twombly Foundation
Photo by Rob McKeever

I went to Gagosian at 21st street to see Cy Twombly In Beauty it is finished: Drawings 1951–2008.

The title of the show said Drawings. Before I went, I had wondered that most of his art works were looked like drawings. Then, what look like his “real” drawings?

The show was absolutely gorgeous. From the press release;

Throughout his career, Twombly sustained an active engagement with drawing, gesture, and making marks on paper. His urgent, meandering lines embody the intimate energies that carry over into his paintings, sculptures, and photography. Despite their enigmatic qualities, Twombly’s drawings are strikingly articulate in their rhythm, line, and allusions. At once economical and deeply sensual, they contain a timeless language, mediating between ancient and modern culture.

Provocations: Anselm Kiefer at The Met Breuer

Art, drawing, European Art, German art, painting, show and exhibition
Kiefer_winterlandscape

Winter Landscape, 1970 Anselm Kiefer

Kiefer_everyonestands

Everyone Stands Under His Own Dome of Heaven, 1970 Anselm Kiefer

Kiefer_bohemianliesbythesea

Bohemia Lies by the Sea, 1996 Anselm Kiefer

Kiefer_yagdrasil

Yggdrasil, 1980 Anselm Kiefer

Anselm Kiefer was born 1945 in Donaueschingen, Baden-Württemburg, Germany, and raised in towns in the Black Forest region near the east bank of the Rhine.

Many of his works are inspired by Germany and its culture: German history, myth, literature, art history, music, philosophy, topography, architecture, and folk custom.

I love Anselm Kiefer’s works. I felt the dark deep side of  human psycho. They are not only showing Germany’s post World War II darkness  but also every human’s.

David Hockney retrospective

Art, drawing, Museum, painting, show and exhibition
abiggersplash-hockney

A bigger Splash 1967

portraitofanartist-hockney

Portrait of an Artist (Pool with two Figures) 1972

domesticscene-hocney

Domestic Scene, Los Angeles 1963

I went to David Hockney show at The Met. They said; this major retrospective—the exhibition’s only North American venue—honors the artist in his 80th year by presenting his most iconic works and key moments of his career from 1960 to the present.

I liked his works long time ago. It was sometime 80’. Then I lost interest and forgot about his works because I thought his works looked more commercial illustration than fine art. I am glad to see my old “friend” who is still doing great. I love the bright colors and lines, which brought cleanness to his works. I see his work more as a fine art now.

Michelangelo at Met

Art, drawing, Museum, show and exhibition

I went to “the must-see” show, Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer at Metropolitan Museum. It was very successful show. So many people! Met announced that the 10th most visited exhibition in the museum’s history. It’s brought more than 700,000 visitors for three months. I was one of them. It was so many (but not too many) works. They show not only his works but also other artists who worked with him. I’ve never get tired of seeing those masterpieces! Just beautiful.

Michelangelo Buonarroti (Italian, 1475–1564). Bacchanal of Children. Red chalk. Royal Collection Trust / © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2017

Michelangelo Buonarroti (Italian, 1475–1564). Studies for Christ in the Pietà of Úbeda for Sebastiano del Piombo. Black chalk. Musée du Louvre, Département des Arts Graphiques, Paris (716)