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John Currid

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John Currid
[John Michael Currid]
Photographer
born in Galway, Ireland


website:www.johocurrid.com








By the time he emigrated at age 15 to Canada, he had already been taking photographs for four years. After graduating with a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Toronto (Trinity College), he has, since 1991, been a successful commercial photographer, based in Toronto.
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by another29 | 2007-08-03 06:02 | □Grafic

Candida Alvarez

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Candida Alvarez
Artist
born 1955,USA

website: www.candidaalvarez.com





Thirteen Glass Graters 1998 / Exhibition at Rena Bransten Gallery
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Chicago based artist, Candida Alvarez, will exhibit paintings, drawing, and objects using conventional and unconventional materials to explore aspects of memory. Ever since her childhood introduction to paint by numbers artworks and her own pen-and-ink drawings, she has delighted in cartoons, handicafts, kitsch, and other condensed symbols and manifestations of popular culture. A job during college at New York's Museo del Barrio sparked her interest in Pre Columbian art that led her to African art that inspired her to make figurative sculptures one could handle. The use of fabric led to collage and eventually diptychs that, in her words, showed the "duality between self and the outside world". For Alvarez, the linkage of disparate elements is what life and painting are all about - a reality where abstraction and representation meet.
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by another29 | 2007-06-11 04:26 | □Grafic

Ed Ruscha

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Ed Ruscha
Edward Ruscha
Artist
born 1937, Omaha, Nebraska

website: www.edruscha.com


Ruscha has consistently combined the cityscape of Los Angeles with vernacular language to communicate a particular urban experience. Encompassing photography, drawing, painting, and artist books, Ruscha's work holds the mirror up to the banality of urban life and give order to the barrage of mass media-fed images and information that confront us daily. Ruscha's early career as a graphic artist continues to strongly influence his aesthetic and thematic approach.



Then & Now 2005 /Photgraphs C-Print H:70 x W:100cm/Galerie Trabant
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Ed Ruscha is an American painter, printmaker, photographer, and filmmaker. His last name is pronounced "rew-SHAY". Ed Ruscha was born into a Catholic family with an older sister, Shelby, and a younger brother, Paul. Edward Ruscha, Sr. was an auditor for Hartford Insurance Company. Ruscha’s mother was supportive of her son’s early signs of artistic skill and interests. Young Ruscha was attracted to cartooning and would sustain this interest throughout his adolescent years.
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by another29 | 2007-06-11 03:50 | □Grafic

Jenny Holzer

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Jenny Holzer
Artist
born 1950 in Gallipolis, Ohio

lives and works in Hoosick, New York

website: www.jennyholzer.com


The main focus of her work is the use of words and ideas in public space. Street posters are her favorite medium, and she also makes use of a variety of other media, including LED signs, plaques, benches, stickers, T-shirts, and the Internet. Her work has also been integrated into the work of Canadian contemporary dance troupe Holy Body Tattoo.

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THE SURVIVAL SERIES: YOU ARE SO COMPLEX THAT YOU DON'T ALWAYS RESPOND TO DANGER 1983-85
Danby Imperial white marble footstool 17 x 23 x 15 3/4 inches Edition of 10 (JH973)
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WHITE 2006
Nichia white LED's mounted on PCB with aluminum housing 192 1/4 x 216 5/8 x 5 3/8 inches (JH958.U)
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by another29 | 2007-06-07 02:09 | □Grafic

Candice Breitz

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Candice Breitz
Artist
born 1972 Johannsburg, South Africa

website: www.candicebreitz.net

Through her pointed and deftly edited video installations, Candice looks at the stereotypes and visual conventions in film and popular culture. These videos often explore the relationship between the god-like presence of pop stars and actors, and their awestruck fans.


Nine Jacks 2001 Digital Colour Print on Plexiglas 51cm x 71,5cm Ed. 10 + 2 A.P.
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One Minute of Mother 2005 Photographic Score 202cm x 900cm
Installation View: Edith Russ Site for Media Art Commissioned by the Edith Russ Site for Media Art, Oldenburg
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by another29 | 2007-06-01 11:38 | □Grafic

Lawrence Weiner

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Lawrence Weiner
Artist
born 1942 Bronx,New York,America


Lawrence Weiner, one of the central figures of Conceptual art.Upon graduating from high school, Weiner worked in a variety of jobs—on an oil tanker, on docks, and unloading railroad cars. He traveled throughout North America before returning to New York, where he exhibited at the Seth Siegelaub Gallery in 1964 and 1965. Weiner’s early work included experiments with systematic approaches to shaped canvases and, later, cutting out squares of material from carpeting or walls.



IN DIRECT LINE WITH ANOTHER AND THE NEXT New York Manhole Covers Project Biginnig 21.Novemver 2000
The Project Website: Public Art Fund project
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Rocks Upon the Beach Sand Upon the Rocks 1988 Paint on wall, Dimensions variable / MoMA New York
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Weiner's medium is language. As a Conceptual artist his constructions of words and phrases seek to affect our perception of the spaces they are presented in. In appearance the language used by the artist is plain and neutral. In effect, however, this particular piece is quite evocative—the artist invites us to imagine ourselves surrounded by sand and rocks as we enter a space inhabited by art.
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by another29 | 2007-06-01 09:53 | □Grafic

Paul Brason

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Paul Brason
Artist
born 1952, Kensington,London

website:www.paulbrason.co.uk

He has exhibited at The National Portrait Gallery's Annual Portrait Awards since 1980, receiving a special commendation in 1983. The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition has selected his work annually since 1988, and other exhibitions have included "Portraits for the 80's", "The Human Figure, Not Necessarily Nude" and "Picturing People, British Figurative Art since 1945" which was a British Council touring exhibition.



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Conservative Party Conference, Brighton 1982 by Paul Brason

oil on canvas, 1982-1985
72 in. x 94 in. (1829 mm x 2388 mm)
Given by Stanton D. Loring, 1985

You can see this portrait on;
National Portrait Gallery
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by another29 | 2007-06-01 08:54 | □Grafic

Chuck Close

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Chuck Close
Artist
born 1940 Monroe, Washington,USA

lives and works in New York,USA
website: www.chuckclose.coe.uh.edu

Since the late 1960s Chuck Close has been concentrating on portraiture and the human face in painting and photography and is one of the most celebrated artists working today.


Chuck close's life and works... Most of his early works are very large portraits based on photographs (Photorealism or Hyperrealism technique). In 1962, he received his B.A. from the University of Washington in Seattle. He then attended graduate school at Yale University, where he received his MFA in 1964. After Yale, he lived in Europe for a while on a Fulbright grant. When he returned to the US, he worked as an art teacher at the University of Massachusetts. In 1969 his work was included in the Whitney Biennial. His first one man show was in 1970. Close's work was first exhibited at the New York Museum of Modern Art in early 1973.

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CHUCK CLOSE Self Portraits 1967 - 2005 Exhibition Gallery Images
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by another29 | 2007-06-01 08:29 | □Grafic

Philippe Ramette

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Philippe Ramette
Artist
born 1961

lives and works in Paris


more view his works:
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Exhibiton Philippe Ramette's Works 2005 Gallery Xippas
For 15 years, Phillippe Ramette has been devising and making objects, complements to the human body, that amplify its potential under special, paradoxical conditions while at the same time initiating the thinking process. They are devices or mechanisms that allow him to put himself in strange circumstances, enabling his body to experience what should have otherwise been a mental process. At the begining Phillippe Ramette defined himself above all as a sculptor with photography playing a secondary role in his work; soon however it began to expand its role as a testimony. Today Ramette stages himself using his objects and photography has become the pretext and the end result for all kinds of tests and experiences.
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by another29 | 2007-06-01 04:26 | □Grafic

Jamie Reid

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Jamie Reid
born 1947 Croydon Surrey,UK

website: www.jamiereid.uk.net

Jamie Reid educated at John Ruskin Grammar School in Croydon, is a British artist and anarchist with connections to the Situationists. His work, featuring letters cut from newspaper headlines in the style of a ransom note came close to defining the image of punk rock, particularly in the UK. His best work is cover art of the Sex Pistols album.


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San Francisco Busses1975

Produced by Suburban Press for Point Blank (San Franciscan situationist collective) this image was re-imported and put to good use by Jamie several years later for the Pretty Vacant promo poster. A negative version also appeared on the back cover of the single.

References : Sex Pistols
Artwork Lithograph Suburban press



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God Save The Queen 1977
Cover art of The Sex Pistols

The art works are juxtaposed within eighteen rooms to allow for similarities or versions of the same line of thought which the two countries shared during that era.

Although its curators claim that the exhibition does not centre on Punk music, it begins on a seminally musical note with the anti-royalist album cover artwork designed by Jamie Reid for the Sex Pistol’s controversial 1977 debut God Save the Queen, which was famously released the year of the Silver Jubilee.
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by another29 | 2007-05-28 11:57 | □Grafic