Friday, February 20, 2009


These are the ones at the top of my list (in no particular order) coupled with a few words about the artist or their work that engenders my great appreciation. They're clearly present swimming around in my heart and head these days.

Cy Twombly :: lost in the wilds of someone else's story

"Say Goodbye, Catullus, to the Shores of Asia Minor," with the artist. Photo: New York Times

Annette Messager :: fierce tenderness

"Boarders at Rest" Photo: MoMA

Alexander Calder :: as much the man as the art; love of play

Matthew Barney :: the importance of and uncompromising execution of one person's idea to that one person

"The Entered Appretice," Cremaster 3

Edouard Manet :: a most elegant rebellion

"A Bar at the Folies-Bergère" Photo: Wikipedia

Wayne Thiebaud :: color + subject

"Cakes" Photo: National Gallery of Art

Jessica Stockholder :: my mind doesn't understand, but my body does

"Sweet for Three Oranges" Photo: PBS Art:21

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hey Rebecca,

These remind me of a show that was just at the Hammer. Five painters, each curated their own room, choosing work that their own was related to. There is a recent post on Modern Art Notes blog - interviewing Steve Roden about the artists who have influenced him. Its interesting how all of these works you choose seem to go together. Like they literally share the same palette.