A small, thin silver disk. In the center are seven convex circular protrusions (one in the center surrounded symmetrically by the six others) that appear like balls set within individual depressions. There are other less uniform depressions surrounding the center design. An incised line runs around the circumference.
Casting of a sink stopper that Duchamp first designed by hand for his bathroom in Cadaqués, Spain. This everyday, handmade object was then reproduced in a series of one hundred. The piece demonstrates the meeting of art objects and the mundane,. It is also an example of ironic commercialization and artist self-representation. The International Numismatic Agency later released an edition of 300 as a collector's item, the Duchamp Art Medal.
Bust-length portrait of Marilyn Monroe positioned in front of a red background; Haring used a poster of the actress onto which he applied sumi ink in a series of outlines, marks and drips over the face, neck, chest and shoulders.
Bust-length poster of Marilyn Monroe over which Haring has applied sumi ink outlining the features of the form and making a series of marks over her face, neck and chest
Abstract painting dominated by brushstrokes in vivid yellows on white background with light blues in center and left side of canvas, large area of light brown in upper right and lower left, and brushstrokes in dark red in left center of canvas. Signed “hans hofmann” in lower right.
In “Untitled,” Hofmann’s use of shapes, colors, lines, and space echoes nature, producing a new type of landscape; one that is composed, not of trees and land, but of the balance and tension between form, vibrating colors and energetic brushwork.
Inscribed in black ink, on pipe, along length of stem: E/A ce que (sic) manque à nous tous - Man Ray 69; verso, to the r: E/A; on second (larger) pipe: ce que (sic) manque à nous tous - Man Ray 69; verso, to the r.: E/A [upside down]
16.5 cm x 11.6 cm x 2 cm (6 1/2 in. x 4 9/16 in. x 13/16 in.)
A clear glass bubble rests on the bowl of a plain white clay pipe. Along the stem of the pipe are the words, "Ce que [sic] manque à nous tous."
Playing with the meaning attached to the pipe, a staple of Dadaist and Surrealist conceptual art, Man Ray invites us to make a story that connects the objects, the pipe and the bubble, and the title, "What We All Lack."
Inscribed in graphite, l.r.: Marino 1953 [the signature looks to have been erased and remade; the 3 in the date appears to have been 2 originally]; verso, in red paint, r. portion of l. horizontal member.: 57.11; in green ballpoint pen, c. portion of l. horizontal member: Coleman; label, u.l. portion of backing board: Martha Jackson Gallery/22 e 66 st new york 21/No 1817/TITLE [letterpress] BLACK HORSE ON YELLOW GROUND [blue ballpoint pen]/ARTIST [letterpress] MARINO MARINI [blue ballpoint pen]/MEDIUM [letterpress] OIL ON MOUNTED CANVAS [blue ballpoint pen]/SIZE [letterpress] 17 X 25 [blue ballpoint pen]/DATE [letterpress] 1953 [blue ballpoint pen]/ PRICE [letterpress]; label, u.r. of backing board: ART LENDING SERVICE OF THE/MUSEUM OF MODERN ART - 21 W. 53 STREET, N.Y. [letterpress]/No. LS567-274 [typescript]/ARTIST [letterpress] MARINI [typescript]/TITLE [letterpress] Black Horse on Yellow Ground [typescript]/MEDIUM [letterpress] oil on mounted canvas [typescript]/PRICE [letterpress] $675 [typescript]/RENTAL [letterpress] $35-$52 [typescript]/GALLERY [letterpress] Martha Jackson [typescript]
three aluminum-painted canvas panels joined in the back to form a square, with five inlays of Sculptmetal, zinc photographic plates and lead
Literal and straightforward references to the body have been “frozen” into the soft, manipulable Sculptmetal and lead plates, which are set into the canvas and flush with the surface. The photographic plate has an image of a fired bullet from an earlier Morris lead piece.
Verso, label: The Pace Gallery/32 East 57th Street/New York, NY 10022 [black letterpress, all one line]/NEVELSON Black Excursion 13/#1922 1969 Black Wood & Formica/37 1/2 x 47 1/4" [typescript, below]; to the r., PAUL SIPOS INC./181 DUANE STREET NEW YORK, NEW YORK 10013/ (212) 925-3067; below, in black marker: LANNAN/FOUNDATION/1/CHRISTIES
inscribed in red paint, l.r.: 82.71
95.25 cm x 120.02 cm x 11.43 cm (37 1/2 in. x 47 1/4 in. x 4 1/2 in.)
Square, rectangular, and circular pieces of wood and formica are assembled in rectilinear, cabinet-like compartments. The entire object is painted black.
Assembled from found pieces of wood and formica, the objects that make up the piece resonate between being subsumed into the purely abstract form and reminding the viewer of their one-time life as daily objects.