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Some of Vito Acconci’s most influential performances

Who was Vito Acconci? Vito Acconci is one of the most influential American artists. He was a poet, an architect, and a pioneer of performance art. Acconci is commemorated in art history for his artworks, including the ones we are going to discuss in this article. Influence His artwork involved crossing the boundaries, including the …

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Keith Arnatt’s Self Burial – Watch this artist disappear

Keith Arnatt (1930-2008) is renowned for his conceptual work. Arguably, his most well-known and recognizable work is titled Self Burial (1969). Self Burial Self Burial is a series of nine photographs, with each depicting Arnatt seemingly disappearing into a hole dug on the ground. Anyone watching the series would conclude that Arnatt is committing …

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Garry Winogrand’s Women are beautiful – 50 years later

New York native born Garry Winogrand (b. 1928) is known to be the pioneer of street photography. In his Women are Beautiful series, he walked the streets of the United States and captured women in photography. The photographs were in quick and precise timing and through different angles. Winogrand picked the right period for …

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Artist Richard Long’s groundbreaking A line made by walking

The photograph reveals a straight line receding towards tall bushes and trees. It is a straight line of trampled grass that appears in a field. Below the image, the writing says A Line Made By Walking and England 1967. The whole artwork is a documentation of Richard Long’s land artwork. It documents his work: …

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Diane Arbus’ iconic Twins photo – What is the story behind it?

This iconic photo by Diane Arbus has been described in many different ways: Artistic, freakish, creepy or haunting. The photographer, however, called it differentness in identicalness’. Many people have different takes on this iconic photo and the meaning behind it. The eye of the beholder defines the art and the form that it takes; …

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Santiago Sierra’s Tattoo Lines – Paying prostitutes with drugs (SFW)

In a video recording of the process of drawing a tattoo on the back of four women, the documentation by an artist, Santiago Sierra, has a far deeper meaning. The event took place in Salamanca, Spain, in 2000. From the artist’s explanation, the four women are prostitutes and addicted to her. Their pay for …

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What is Hiroshi Sugimoto’s Theaters photography project all about?

Hiroshi Sugimoto biography Hiroshi Sugimoto was born in 1948 in Tokyo but later moved to Los Angeles to pursue photography at the Art Centre College of Design. He settled in New York, where he soon began his study of conceptual photography. Over the years, Hiroshi Sugimoto has become one of the most critically acclaimed artists …

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Sebastião Salgado’s impressive photos: This was Brazil’s largest & most dangerous gold mine

Salgado’s Serra Pelada Serra Pelada is a series of photographs taken in 1986 depicting endless numbers of mine workers distributed on various parts of a tall gold mining cliff. The black and white photos were taken from a distance and at an elevated vantage point by photographer Sebastiao Salgado. Because of the location and the …

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Andy Warhol’s scandalous 13 Most Wanted Men: Destroyed within days

Andy Warhol commissioned to create his first and only public art piece Pop provocateur Andy Warhol was never a stranger to controversy. In 1964, as part of a series of commissions for the New York State Pavilion, Warhol was commissioned to work on an installation displayed on the face of the pavilion, which was to …

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