"While I was studying in college, I spent some time in Italy, where I had the opportunity to admire the Renaissance sculptures and paintings, the ancient balance of the Greek gypsum based on Polyclitus's canon and the "precise commensurability of all the parts to one another." The clarity, balance, and completeness in those images, together with the perfect balance, and completeness in those works and the proportions of those images, together with the perfect balance between tension and relaxation, created a visual image of harmony and resistance that I still seek during the realization of my sculptures." #MaurizioCattelan and #MartaPapini met the Milan-based sculptor @gkglobalindustries in purple 26. Discover the full article featuring pictures by #JasonMandella . Artwork courtesy of the artist #GavinKenyon and #Rmiken, New York.
Getting ready to ship the new Purple, order now if you want it first! "Today, we’re living a new sexual revolution. It’s not ideological, but purely technological: social media has enabled us to interconnect and expand our sexual constellation as much as we want and from wherever we may find ourselves. We can disperse sexual imagery — with or without nipples — all over the globe and express our sexual fantasies using tools readily available to everyone. This new game has certainly impacted fashion photography and fashion design," - @ozpurple editor's letter
"Standing Room Only", 1996 by #DavidHammons "Another musical sculpture, this time silenced by a sleeping cat. The few times I've seen Standing Room Only" reproduced in photographs, the taxidermied cat is always facing us. For his retrospective, Hammons turns the animal toward the window, as though it were sunning itself." text by @halfgallery and photo by @ozpurple from Document 1 "David Hammons Five Decades at @mnuchin_gallery NY" featured in purple 26. #BillPowers#MnuchinGallery#OlivierZahm
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"We thought we'd be celebrating the first female President. Instead we watched the last gasp of the patriarchy rear its ugly head. Dear Ivanka is a manifestation of our frustration. We want to be a rash on the face of this administration, and rashes can get pretty nasty." - @marilynminter at the Help Ivanka Move demonstration from @dear_ivanka@plantonicsleepover#marilynminter#dearivanka
We profile the under-recognised San Francisco artist @ronnagle who has been making ceramic art since the days of the California Clay Movement in the mid-1960s.
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Photo "Urinetrouble" 2015 by #RonNagle courtesy of @matthewmarksgallery
“The people that collect art are always criminal. There’s something wrong with that, anybody that wants to collect other people’s art. It’s a very abnormal thing because that’s missing the point of art completely. The point is that they’ve got to collect this sort of thing because it’s missing in their personality.” late cult artist and filmmaker #JackSmith when speaking to Semiotext(e). Read our interview on #purplediary with curator @lousyleo on his Viewing Room of filmmaker Jack Smith closing Jan 14th at @marlboroughchelsea New York. #marlboroughchelsea#leofitzpatrick
"Copley's growing Surrealist art collection inspired him to paint and draw, to move to France, and to conceive his own art in a style that combined America's comic-strip humor, prefiguring American Pop, with Surrealism's revealing eroticism." Discover the full Visual Essay featuring a text written by #JeffRian about the talented American painter #WilliamNCopley aka #CPLY in purple 26.
Photo of the painting "Bonnie and Clyde", 1973. #purplediary
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"If an artwork becomes something else that what we had imagined, if an artwork acquires its own identity, that means that it is alive, that it has the possibility and the capacity to survive, that is a better artwork."
The artist @giuseppepenone interviewed by @alexis_dahan in purple 26.
Photo of #GiusseppePenone at work on "Alberto di 11 metro, 1975, Garessio", copyright Archivio Penone #purplediary#AlexisDahan