Monday, July 21, 2008

We have a winner

Dan Flavin. “monument” to V. Tatlin XI, 1964; “monument” to V. Tatlin, 1966; “monument” to V. Tatlin, 1966—69; and untitled, 1970. © Estate of Dan Flavin/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Bill Jacobson. (Which I saw today at the incomparable Dia:Beacon)

Congratulations Paper Girl Productions, you are the winner. Email me at oblitterati at yahoo dot com with your address.

In other news, the Dia:Beacon is a fabulous place to spend a well-airconditioned day with some well situated earthworks. Most of the space is cool and odorless. Just watch out for the Bruce Nauman galleries, Mapping the Studio I smells like a wet dog in a rain bonnet. And the Richard Serra pieces have their own inner climate, 10 degrees hotter than the gallery space with a faint rusty dessert scent.

Bruce Nauman. Perfect Door/Perfect Odor/Perfect Rodo. 1972. Neon tubing and wire with glass tubing suspension frames, three parts, Each 21 3/8 x 28 7/8 x 2 1/4" (54.3 x 73.3 x 5.7 cm). © 2008 Bruce Nauman/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York


quitecontrary1977 said...

I'd love to have some of those illuminated pieces in my house. But high art would just be wasted on my messy house! I'm having a giveaway that starts tonight. I'd love it if you popped on over!!

Anonymous said...

I suppose in Texas it would read "Perfect Rodeo"?