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Ai Weiwei’s Guerilla Proclamation at the 54th Venice Biennale

Posted in Conceptual Art, guerilla art, Installation, performance art, Photography, text by petercombe on June 4, 2011

Marc-Antoine Léval‘s latest guerilla stunt outside the entrance to the 54th Venice Biennale. I’ve always liked the humour and brazen nature of (aka “The Immaterial Art Emperor”Léval’s work. This particular performance prompted voices of disapproval from a morally and politically correct crowd, “Ai Weiwei did not authorize this!”  Just the sort of participation the work demands.

Jeff Koons

Posted in Art by petercombe on September 12, 2008

Jeff Koons, Hanging Heart (Red/Gold)

high chromium stainless steel with transparent color coating and yellow brass
106 x 85 x 40 inches
1994-2006

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“Hanging Heart”, as seen at Palazzo Grassi, Venice, Venice, Italy [April 30 – October 1, 2006]
Jeff Koons became the priciest living artist when his 3,500- pound, hot-pink, stainless-steel “Hanging Heart (Magenta/Gold)” sold for $23.6 million last month at Sotheby’s in New York.
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