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publicartfund:

We ♥ this lady. 

art21:

"A work of art doesn’t have to be explained. If you do not have any feeling about this, I cannot explain it to you. If this doesn’t touch you, I have failed." —Louise Bourgeois

Looking back at Louise Bourgeois's Helping Hands (1993–96), relocated from Chicago’s Jane Addams Memorial Park to Chicago Women’s Park in 2011, and featured in Art21’s 2001 Identity episode.

WATCH: Louise Bourgeois in Identity [available in the U.S. only] | Additional videos

IMAGES: Production stills from the Art in the Twenty-First Century Season 1 episode, Identity, 2001. © Art21, Inc. 2001.

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thegetty:

Is this real or fake?
Perhaps both! Dioramas have been a source tension between life and death, real and fake, and education and spectacle. More on Hiroshi Sugimoto’s work and pop culture.
#NowOnView in Past Tense
Sable Antelope, 1994, Hiroshi Sugimoto. Gelatin silver print, 16 11/16 x 21 5/16 in. The J. Paul Getty Museum. Purchased with funds provided by the Photographs Council. © Hiroshi Sugimoto

Sugimoto’s photography was also the cover of U2’s last album.

thegetty:

Is this real or fake?

Perhaps both! Dioramas have been a source tension between life and death, real and fake, and education and spectacle. More on Hiroshi Sugimoto’s work and pop culture.

#NowOnView in Past Tense

Sable Antelope, 1994, Hiroshi Sugimoto. Gelatin silver print, 16 11/16 x 21 5/16 in. The J. Paul Getty Museum. Purchased with funds provided by the Photographs Council. © Hiroshi Sugimoto

Sugimoto’s photography was also the cover of U2’s last album.

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creativetimereports:

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Mickalene Thomas, Dim All The Lights, 2009.

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Mickalene Thomas, Mama Bush: (Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher, 2009.

Mickalene Thomas’s film Happy Birthday to a Beautiful Woman premieres on HBO today! On Creative Time Reports, she commemorated the life of her late mother, whose conviction and resilience inspired Thomas to make a series of paintings and photographs in tribute to “Mama Bush.” 

Mickalene’s mom figured prominently in her show at the Brooklyn Museum in 2012 (my review).

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Surely one of the best albums, ever.

behindthegrooves:

On this day in music history: February 23, 1985 - “Diamond Life”, the debut album by Sade is released (UK release date is on July 16, 1984). Produced by Robin Millar, it is recorded at Power Plant Studios in Willesden, North West London from Late 1983 - Mid 1984. Formed out of the remanants of the Latin soul band Pride, Sade will center around its Nigerian born (and British raised) lead singer and lyricist Helen Folasade Adu along with guitarist and saxophonist Stuart Matthewman, bassist Paul Spencer Denman and keyboardist Andrew Hale. The band will sign with the UK division of Epic Records and US subsidiary Portrait Records in the Fall of 1983. The album is issued in the US following its success in the UK, it will spin off three singles including “Smooth Operator” (#5 Pop and R&B), “Hang On To Your Love” (#5 Club Play, #14 R&B), and “Your Love Is King” (#35 R&B, #54 Pop, #8 AC). US and UK versions of the album will differ slightly, with the original UK release containing an earlier version of “Smooth Operator”. The US version will contain the second recording of the track, first issued as a UK single, which will be come the common version around the world. First editions of the US vinyl LP will come packaged in a gatefold jacket, which will be discontinued briefly after its release, being replaced with a single pocket sleeve with the inner gatefold contents regulated to the inner sleeve. “Diamond Life” will peak at #3 on the Billboard R&B album chart, #5 on the Top 200, and is certified 4x Platinum in the US by the RIAA.

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