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Franz West: generous sculptural jester

July 26, 2012

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Provocative, bulging shapes and skewed forms populated West’s art, provoking laughter and sometimes fear. But the Austrian artist, who died recently, hid seriousness in his mischief Austrian artist Franz West, who died yesterday, was a sculptural jester, a provocateur, a maker of benign and threatening objects. Encounters with West’s art are often occasions for laughter, […]

In Search of the ….. #14

June 6, 2012

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In Search of the ….. #13

May 12, 2012

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Gerrit Rietveld

December 24, 2011

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Gerrit Thomas Rietveld (24 June 1888–25 June 1964) was a Dutch furniture designer and architect. One of the principal members of the Dutch artistic movement called De Stijl, Rietveld is famous for his Red and Blue Chair and for the Rietveld Schröder House, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Rietveld was born in Utrecht in 1888 as the son of a joiner. He left school at 11 to […]

Lost & Found #19

December 16, 2011

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Ai Wei Fans’ Nudity

November 21, 2011

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Chinese strip down for Ai Weiwei amid porn investigation First it was money folded into paper planes that were flown over the walls of dissident artist Ai Weiwei’s home. Now Chinese Internet users’ latest show of solidarity with Ai has taken the unlikeliest form of protest: mass nudity. By Monday afternoon, seventy people had posted […]

Jean Prouvé

November 12, 2011

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Jean Prouvé (8 April 1901 – 23 March 1984) was a French metal worker, self-taught architect and designer. His main achievement was transferring manufacturing technology from industry to architecture, without losing aesthetic qualities. His design skills were not limited to one discipline. During his career Jean Prouvé was involved in architectural design, industrial design, structural design and furniture design.