I was watching Alexander the Great with Colin Farrell this weekend and during one of his battles in Asia, there was a clip of him attacking the local king riding on elephant back.
Farrell’s eyes are frightening and other worldly, reminding me of Goya’s classic “Saturn Devouring His Son.”
Jen DeNike blurs the lines between art, dance and performance in her ballet inspired work “Scrying” shown at the Museum of Modern Art. (Dance begins at 1min6sec.)
Been finding a lot of cool artists from Beautiful Decay, Ivan Puig just one of them. Check out his sculptures that look like they are melting into the ground.
I hate to even call this “Art Candy” because Nan Goldin is definitely not sweet. Not at all. Gaining notoriety for difficult works like drug use, physical abuse, and – well – getting crazy, in the literal sense of the word, her work has been gratuitous, graphic, and intense. Her most famous work “The Ballad of Sexual Dependency” documents the punk scene of NYC’s Bowery from 1979 – 1986.
But even with all that said, there is a paradoxically serenity quality about much of her work. Perhaps it is the 3 am quiet after a night of partying or the resultant stillness the morning after. Perhaps it is a brief glimpse you catch of yourself in a mirror as you are surrounded by people you casually know. Either way, there is a deep connection that Goldin makes with her viewer and an intimacy with her subjects that feels voyeuristic.
Nan Goldin: Ballad of Sexual Dependency
Very different from “Ballad of Sexual Dependency,” in 2011, she “sold out” according to some fellow photographers by shooting ads for shoe designer Jimmy Choo’s “Icons” line.
Now in her 60′s, Goldin has released 9 new self-portraits at the Fraenkel Gallery in San Francisco which will be on display until March 8th. Each work is taken in a different location, both in the US and in Europe and shows Goldin as a thinker, a traveler, and a sexual being.