Tuesday, November 30, 2010

I Saw Myself as a Donkey

Warning! Enter at your own risk. Do not touch, do not feed, no smoking, no photographs, no dogs, thank you., Maurizio Cattelan, 1994.
(donkey, crystal chandelier, dimensions variable)

'My first idea was too expensive. My second idea was not possible to realize. So I saw myself as a donkey.'

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Saturday, November 27, 2010

The first, they said, should be sweet like love; the second bitter, like life; and the third soft, like death.

The first, they said, should be sweet like love; the second bitter, like life; and the third soft, like death
, Maurizio Cattelan, 1998

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Untitled (On the Sixth Day)

Untitled, from On the Sixth Day, Alessandra Sanguinetti, 1996-2004

Sunday, November 21, 2010

A Little Death

A Little Death, Sam Taylor-Wood, 2002

Dead Hare

Still Life with Dead Hare and Partridges, Dirk Valkenburg, 1717

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Thursday, November 18, 2010

The Dog and the Wolf

Untitled #24 (From the series: The Dog and the Wolf), Laura Letinsky, 2009

Vanitas Still Life

Vanitas Still Life, Gerrit van Vught, c. 1658-97 (oil on panel, 9,3 x 12 cm)

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

The Magdalen with the Smoking Flame

The Magdalen with the Smoking Flame, Georges de La Tour, ca 1638-1640 (oil on canvas, 117 x 92 cm)

Monday, November 15, 2010


Stilleben (Schädel) Atlas sheet 401, Gerhard Richter, 1983

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Spiral Staircase

A fine carpenter's model for a spiral staircase formed of walnut; combined with a very small silver half-figure of a triton, in Mannerist style; a small ivory
human skull; and a small flask formed from the tail of a shellfish. 19th century.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Friday, November 12, 2010

Owl Perched on a Crowned Skull

Owl perched on a crowned skull, Massat brothers after Jean-Baptiste Clésinger, Paris, ca 1865 (silver on porphyr base 9 cm high)

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Memento Mori

'Memento Mori', ivory skeleton in an ebonized wood coffin. South German, possibly Augsburg, 17th century.

Father Time

Ivory figure of Father Time probably German, 17th century.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Three Skeletons of Blind Men Wrestling

Three skeletons of blind men, wrestling with each other. Ivory okimono, meiji period. Signed Kikutei Tomoyuki, Bunkyu 2 (1862)

Skeleton Contemplating Death

Skeleton Contemplating Death Signature: Jiro (Ichiro). Japanese, circa: 1900s' (ivory, 5 x 3.5 x 2.5cm)

Marble Skull

Marble skull, probably netherlandish 17th century.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010


Skull, Andy Warhol, n.d.
Skull, Andy Warhol, 1974 (synthetic polymer and silkscreen inks on canvas, 38.1 x 48.3 cm)
Skull, Andy Warhol, 1976 (acrylic and silkscreen ink on canvas, 38 x 48 cm)

Study of a Human Skull

Study of a Human Skull, Albrecht Dürer, 1521

Emblem of Death

Emblem of Death, Pieter Steenwijck, 1635-1640 (oil on wood, 36 x 46 cm)

Monday, November 8, 2010

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Friday, November 5, 2010

Thursday, November 4, 2010

At the Beach, 1952

Jackson Pollock, Clement Greenberg, Helen Frankenthaler, Lee Krasner and unidentified child at the beach, unidentified photographer, ca. 1952

Helen Frankenthaler, 1975

Helen Frankenthaler, Alexander Liberman, 1975

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Helen Frankenthaler, 1969

Helen Frankenthaler, New York, 1969, Ernst Haas

Painter Helen Frankenthaler Uses Slippered Feet to Create an Abstract Expressionist Painting, 1957

USA. New York City. 1957. Painter Helen Frankenthaler uses slippered feet to create an Abstract Expressionist painting. /
USA. New York City. 1957. Painter Helen Frankenthaler works on an Abstract Expressionist painting in her studio., Burt Glinn.

Helen Frankenthaler, 1956

Painter Helen Frankenthaler sitting amidst her art. Gordon Parks, 1956

Tuesday, November 2, 2010


Canyon, Helen Frankenthaler, 1965 (acrylic on canvas, 111 x 132 cm)


Earliness, Helen Frankenthaler, 1975 (oil on canvas 238 x 252 cm)