Don Brown is a sculptor best known for his dedication to varied depictions of his wife, Yoko. Since 1999, Brown has been producing three-quarter or half-scale portraits of Yoko using a classical tradition of representational sculpture, but without heroism or idealization. The figure, almost always with downcast or closed eyes, appears in various states of dress—sometimes obscured
User Beitrag: “Schon die Rückseite würden wir als riesiges Poster in unser Wohnzimmer hängen. Und dann die Vorderseite mit dem stillen ruhenden Mann im Plastiksessel, barfuss in Lederschuhen und weisser Bluse hat uns rstlos überzeugt. Das ist eine Spitzeneinladung.” R.T.
Anonymous user comment: I find this drawing incredibly moving. Emin’s drawings in general are very singular and powerful. I found a really interesting article she wrote about her relationship to drawing in the Guardian. My favourite passage in her text (I also like her honesty when she writes) is the following:
“It took me years to understand the magic of drawing. For years, I tried to make things look how they are – instead of being what they are. Drawing is an alchemic language. Some of my favourite drawings I have done with my eyes closed – or so drunk I do not remember making them.”
Oh, and here’s a link to the article:
Anonymous user comment: “Amongst all the invitation cards within this archive this is one of the rare ones that show the artist’s atelier.”
Anonymous user comment: “Clemente has such a distinctive style. I have always found his paintings very compelling. The soft oranges in this work are especially beautiful. I also find the font on the back of the card very beautiful. I have a feeling it is Clemente’s own handwriting – I can’t be sure but from looking at a lot of the other invitation cards for Galleria Lorcan O’Neill in Rome, where this show was held, it appears that each artist handwrites the text.”
User Beitrag: “Es erscheint mir ironisch, dass die Information wie Datum, Ausstellungstitel und Ort zur Ausstellung eines Künstlers, der sich so intensiv mit elektronischen Medien beschäftigt, handgeschrieben zu sein scheint. Andererseits nutzt Nicolai analoge Medien und Aufzeichnungsgeräte in seiner Arbeit. Vor allem aber gefällt mir seine Arbeit, sowohl künstlerisch als auch musikalisch.” Mateo Chacon-Pino
More invitations by Galleria Lorcan O’Neill in Rome. All handwritten by the artists themselves. Some with very regular writing (Richard Long), others less regular (Gary Hume). None were sent from Rome, but from the Vatican. Probably less in support of the pope (although who knows?), but for the Vatican’s cheaper rates. Let me investigate this matter.
Galleria Lorcan O’Neill asks each artist to handwrite their own invitation card. A field of study for anybody interested into graphology and art. So what happened to Martin Creed and his two different handwritings? Does he try to trick the graphologist? Or did he simply ask his assistant to imitate his handwriting? Will we ever know?