Gordon Parks (American, 1912-2006), Alberto Giacometti, Paris, 1951, printed 2003, Gelatin silver print, 16 x 20 inches, Lent by The Capital Group Foundation, 2002.02 © 2006 The Gordon Parks Foundation.
Prune Nourry: Terracotta Daughters
In the continuation of her Holy Daughters project in India, Prune now reflects upon gender preference in China and infiltrates the local culture through the familiar symbol of the Terracotta Soldiers, by creating an army of 116 life-size Terracotta Daughters.
India and China alone represent 1/3 of the world population and both encounter a similar gender imbalance. This sociological phenomenon is due to the preference parents give to having a son. The number of single men has been increasing ever since the 80’s, and the misuse of ultrasounds to select the sex of the child. This leads to disastrous consequences for the situation of women in Asia (kidnappings of children and women, forced marriages, prostitution, population migrations. (full article)
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Untitled (Red Bush) 1990’s,
Oil on Canvas
Collection of Stan and Marguerite Lathan
"O D fuckin abbot."
The first recorded usage of the F-word in English by a dissatisfied monk in a 1528 manuscript. The “D” probably stands for “damned.” He had no problem with fuc****, but damnation was a curse too far.
unknown Kwakwaka’wakw artist (Kwakwaka’wakw), Killer Whale Mask, ca. 1900, wood, paint, cloth, and string
Portland Art Museum
The Louvre is evacuated before German invasion in 1939, its works returning in 1945
The Persistence of Memory - Salvador Dalí
The Fall of the Damned - Peter Paul Rubens
Ophelia - Sir John Everett Millais
"There is no expedient to which man will not resort to avoid the true labor of thinking."
Nude Descending a Staircase (at New-York Historical Society Museum & Library)