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Why was Sally Mann’s Immediate Family so controversial?

Immediate Family is a photography book produced in 1992 by Sally Mann. The book was published by the international quarterly journal Aperture and is made of 65 duotone portraits. The book features exclusively Mann’s three children, Virginia, Jessie, and Emmett, who are also on the book’s front cover. Thirteen of the images show nudity, …

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Huang Yong Ping – Theater of the World, 1987:1993 feat

Huang Yong Ping’s controversial Theater of the World

Who was Huang Yong Ping Huang Yong Ping was a contemporary artist, born and raised in Xiamen, China. In the last decades, he has created numerous contentious and confrontational artworks. Huang is known as one of the most influential Chinese contemporary artists. His artworks include sculptures, installations, and paintings. He was an icon in the …

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Why was Tracey Emin’s bed a shock to the audience?

Tracey Emin’s work is one that has always been shrouded in revelation and discovery, where she uses her real-life events as the inspiration for her works. So far, her art has become varied to include video installations, paintings, drawings, sculpture, photography, and even needlework. Emin’s work is characterized by an imminence and frequently sexually …

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Richard Serra’s One Ton Prop sculpture – The summation of his work

53 min 33 sec Richard Serra has undeniably consolidated his career in contemporary art through his many controversial works including his now well known installation One Top Prop. Most Richard Serra exhibitions have elicited debates and discussions. In some cases, visitors have even sustained injuries, and there have even …

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What made Richard Serra’s Tilted Arc sculpture so controversial?

Embed from Getty Images Who is Richard Serra? Richard Serra is a leading sculptor who is known for creating minimalist artwork. While he began his career after studying fine arts at Yale University, he created the sculpture Tilted Arc in 1981 in New York after celebrating his fortieth birthday. By this time, he was already …

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Maurizio Cattelan’s Hitler sculpture – World’s worst criminal regrets his sins

Adolf Hitler on his knees How much penance do the atrocities that Adolf Hitler committed in his lifetime require to be forgiven? This is perhaps the question which Maurizio Cattelan wanted to arouse in his audience when he drew a picture of the fascist leader in a kneeling position. There is nothing wrong with someone …

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Jeff Koons controversial sculpture of Michael Jackson & bubbles

Jeff Koon’s biography Early Life Jeff Koons is unquestionably one of the most established Neo-Pop artists, an increasingly famous clique of artists who draw inspiration from pop culture, entertainment media and pop artists. Born in 1955 in York, Pennsylvania, Jeff got his feet wet in the world of art at the tender age of 8, …

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