A modern-art classic and an example of the ready-made genre in extreme, French artist Bertrand Lavier’s 1993 “Giulietta (-vue-de-dos)” is a crashed red Alpha Romeo car rescued from a scrapyard. The artwork has a home at the Pompidou Center Museum, the powerhouse modern and contemporary art museum in the BeaubourgContinue Reading

The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York is currently holding a major retrospective of the influential American artist Claes Oldenberg, as we’ve reported on this blog in recent months. Oldenberg is one of the giants of 20th-century and modern art, and this exhibition is definitely worth seeing. ButContinue Reading

Collections of toy ray guns and other gun-shaped objects that are part of artist Claes Oldenberg’s “Ray Gun Wing” installation at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York.

Photos of “Untitled” red amaca by influential German artist Rosemarie Trockel at the Sprueth Magers gallery space at the recent 2013 Armory Show in New York City. We’re a fan of her work in general, though we’re not so enthralled by this artwork as much as we are by itsContinue Reading

There was some site specific work created especially for the Armory Show this year, including this working urinal — yes, it actually flushes — in the Pierogi gallery booth on Pier 94. The artwork by artist Andrew Ohanesian is an update on, and homage to, Marcel Duchamp, who was aContinue Reading

The white neon-light “America” sign (titled Rückenfigur) by New York-based artist Glenn Ligon at the “Human Nature” contemporary art exhibition at the Los Angeles Country Museum of Art (or LACMA).