Marie Cosindas (b. 1925)
Floral with Golden Vase, 1965
Dye diffusion transfer print
© Marie Cosindas
Courtesy the artist (for the Amon Carter Museum of American Art)
Rom-com, 17th-century style. An older gentleman gets cozy with a seemingly willing young lady; in fact, she’s got a growling dog ready to pounce.
As for the bespectacled monkey, the skulking skeleton aiming a bow and arrow, and the ominous tomb in the background, a full explanation.
The Exchange of Arrows Between Death and Cupid, ca. 1665–1701, Pierre Landry. The Getty Research Institute
Yayoi Kusama - Statue of Venus Obliterated by Infinity Nets (1998)
The first time I’ve come across this work; reminds me of engraving in an odd way. Flattens out the three dimensional while retaining the suggestion of volume. Cool!
Hainan Dao Tu Shuo (Illustrative Map of Hainan Island), ca. 1820-1875 (Library of Congress)
Dick Higgins - a wise man.
Steve Random, 1982
Bottle of champagne with two attached labels printed with these messages, respectively: “DuChampeigne [sic], established 1982, ‘infra-mince’ (drawing of a comb), Fermented in the bottle,” and “‘3 ou 4 gouttes de hauter [sic] n’ont rien a faire avec la sauvagerie’ Marcel Duchamp, #2/99 (illustration of the artist),” signed and dated by the artist.
32.5 x 8 cm.
The Getty Research Institute’s Jean Brown archive, Box 208