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"When you really understand that each colour is changed by a different environment, you eventually find that you have learned about life as well as about colour." —Josef Albers
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Image:
Josef Albers
KV-RW, 1967
Color screenprint on Mohawk Superfine Bristol paper
17 x 17 in (432 x 432 mm)
Private Collection
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#josefalbers #albers #yellow #colour #colours #colorandmind #perception #environment #monochrome #art #postwarart #screenprint #print #printmaking #1970s #americanart #minimalism

"If one says "Red" and there are 50 people listening, it can be expected that there will be 50 reds in their minds. And one can be sure that all these reds will be very different." —Josef Albers

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Image:
Josef Albers
I-S JP, 1972
Screen-print in colors on German Etching paper
30 x 30 in (76.2 x 76.2 cm)
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#josefalbers #albers #red #colour #colours #colorandmind #perception #monochrome #art #postwarart #screenprint #print #printmaking #1970s #americanart #minimalism

“We’re all products of what we want to project to the world. Even people who don’t spend any time, or think they don’t, on preparing themselves for the world out there – I think that ultimately, they have for their whole lives groomed themselves to be a certain way, to present a face to the world.” —Cindy Sherman
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Image:
Cindy Sherman
Untitled #461, 2007-08
Chromogenic color print
60 1/2 x 48" (153.7 x 121.9 cm)
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#cindysherman #sherman #photography #selfportrait #performativity #untitled #contemporaryart #americanart #newyork #picturesgeneration

“The absurd, with its rupture of rationality -of conventional ways of seeing the world- is in fact an accurate and a productive way of understanding the world.” —William Kentridge
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Image:
William Kentridge
Puppet Drawing, 2000
Colored pencil, adhesive tape, pins and paper collage on printed paper
18 1/2 x 13 1/4 in (47 x 33.7 cm)
Private Collection

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#williamkentridge #kentridge #drawing #collage #puppet #absurd #rationality #waysofseeing #seeing #understanding #SouthAfrica #africanart #contemporaryart

“The model should only serve the very private function of providing the painter the starting point for his excitement.” —Lucian Freud
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Image:
Lucian Freud
Kai, 1991-1992
Etching on Somerset Satin Textured paper
27 3/8 by 21 1/2 in (69.5 cm x 54.6 cm)
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#lucianfreud #freud #printmkaing #etching #portrait #model #painter #mimesis #exitement #art #brithishart #contemporaryart

“I'm for mechanical art. When I took up silk screening, it was to more fully exploit the preconceived image through the commercial techniques of multiple reproduction.” —Andy Warhol
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Image:
Andy Warhol
Flowers, 1964
Fluorescent paint, acrylic and silkscreen ink on canvas
24 x 24 in (61 x 61 cm)
Private Collection
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#andywarhol #warhol #art #pop #1960s #flowers #nature #beauty #hibiscusblossoms #colors #silkscreen #multiplereproduction #mechanicalart #acrylic #painting #flourescentpaint #newyork #postwarart #americanart

“The difference between psychedelia and digitalia ages will seem like a smooth blending in years to come and will be a mere blip on the screen.” —Ed Ruscha
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Image:
Ed Ruscha
Scream, 1964
Oil on canvas
71 x 67 in (180 x 170 cm)
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#edruscha #ruscha #scream #yellow #black #letters #oiloncanvas #painting #art #postwarart #advertising #psychedelia #perception #popart #americanart #LA

“A lot of my work has been about the unexpected—that kind of wanting to be the heroine and yet wanting to kill the heroine at the same time. That kind of dilemma—that push and pull—is the underlying turbulence that I bring to each of the pieces that I make.” —Kara Walker
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Image:
Kara Walker
Gone: An Historical Romance of a Civil War as It Occurred b'tween the Dusky Thighs of One Young Negress and Her Heart, 1994 (detail)
Paper, 13 x 50' (396.2 x 1524 cm)
The Museum of Modern Art, New York
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#karawalker #walker #art #americanart #dilema #heroine #silhouette #mural #paper #blackness #blackandwhite #contemporaryart #1990s

“Beyond useless discussions of figurative or abstract, art is the imperious necessity to express oneself as one is, making ours all the energetic possibilities of the universe.” —Antonio Saura

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Image:
Antonio Saura
Crucifixion (Crucifixión), 1959–63
Oil on canvas
148,5 x 171 x 4 cm (58 x 67 x 1 ½ in)
Guggenheim Bilbao Museoa
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#antoniosaura #saura #painting #art #informalism #expressionism #abstraction #crucifixion #iconography #postwarart #1950s #blackandwhite #spanishart #guggenheim #Bilbao

“In a world without mass-produced symbolic objects, we would have little need for the contrary concept of the unique artwork. But in our world, we are always working to protect the integrity of the unique against its debasement by the replica, to make defense against the threat of plenitude by retreating into the solace of scarcity.” —Allan McCollum
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Image:
Allan McCollum
Plaster Surrogates, 1982/84
Enamel on plaster
Variable dimensions
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#allanmccollum #McCollum #art#conceptualart #abstraction #objects #painting #blackandwhite #surrogates #appropriation #authorship #1980s #newyork #americanart #postwarart #artcollector

“Whatever specific meaning the artist puts into a work, it will always retain its promise as a gift, its destiny as a keepsake. This is the artwork I am interested in making: an object filled with the absence of certain meaning, and yet rich with the quality of meaningfulness in and of itself.” —Allan McCollum
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Image:
Allan McCollum
Forty Plaster Surrogates, 1982/84
Enamel on plaster
Variable dimensions
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#allanmccollum #McCollum #art #conceptualart #abstraction #objects #painting #blackandwhite #surrogates #appropriation #authorship #1980s #newyork #americanart #postwarart #artcollector

“The artist has to make the viewer understand that his world is too narrow, he has to open up to new perspectives.” —Antoni Tàpies

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Image:
Antoni Tàpies
Sinuós, 1988
Aquatint on paper
77,5 × 111,5 cm (30 ½ × 43 ⅞ in.)
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#antonitapies #tapies #art #abstraction #abstractart #printmaking #prints #acquatint #spanishart #informalism #zen #grey #black #caligraphy #croix

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