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Cindy Sherman Retrospective at SFMOMA

July 14 – October 07, 2012

Cindy Sherman is recognized as one of the most important contemporary artists of the last 40 years and arguably the most influential artist working exclusively with photography. This retrospective traces the groundbreaking artist’s career from the mid-1970s to the present. Bringing together more than 170 key photographs from a variety of Sherman’s acclaimed bodies of work, the presentation constitutes the first overview of her career since 1997 in the United States. Sherman has served as her own model for more than 30 years, generating a range of guises and personas that are by turns amusing and disturbing, distasteful and affecting. The exhibition showcases the artist’s greatest achievements to date, from her early experiments as a student in Buffalo in the 1970s to her recent large-scale photographic murals.

Cindy Sherman, renowned American photographer and film director, is 58 today.

Alex Prager, MoMA

Posted in Art, Photography, video by petercombe on October 5, 2010


Crowd #1 (Stan Douglas), 2010. W magazine, November 2010, Chromogenic color print, 48 x 80½″



Despair, 2010, Digital film shot on a RED camera (color, sound), 4:20 min.

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International Mail Art Submission

My finished mail art submission (pseudo-lobby card, a tongue & cheek promotion of http://wp.me/pj2vp-31d), includes a custom USPS stamp.

International Mail Art Show:
In Honor and Memory of
Judith A. Hoffberg

Armory Center for the Arts
Caldwell Gallery
Pasadena, CA
June 27– August 22, 2010


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Posted in Parallels by petercombe on May 11, 2010

GIORGIO ARMANI, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, October 20, 2000-January 17, 2001
TIM BURTON, MoMA, November 22, 2009–April 26, 2010

-The dumbing down of contemporary art

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Posted in humour by petercombe on April 1, 2010



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MoMA par Nouvel

Posted in architecture by petercombe on November 1, 2009


Designed by French architect Jean Nouvel>, the new 82-story MoMA building will be erected next to the museum and will stand 1,025 feet tall. That’s 225 feet shorter than the initial proposal, which would have measured as tall as an antenna-less Empire State Building. But the City Planning Commission cut the height last month. Though the City Council approved the new building plan in a 44-3 vote, some are unhappy with the location and may threaten legal action. Until then, the project will continue as planned, under a deal with developer Hines. The building is set to include luxury housing, hotel rooms, and more exhibit space for the museum.

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