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I found it very interesting that soap is make from lard; that we are cleaning the body with the body.

—Janine Antoni, artist (via sensualgrowl)

letmypeopleshow:

Self-Portrait as a Self-Destructing Chocolate Head
Many of us attending the opening of the New Museum’s “NYC 1993” saw visions of our former selves back in the day, but no one had more selves there than Janine Antoni.
On the second floor, on a row of high plinths, are 14 Antoni heads. These are here famous self-portraits, Lick and Lather, casts made in chocolate and soap that were modeled on classical busts and “re-sculpted” by the processes described in the title.
Standing nearby, Antoni enjoyed watching visitors walk up close to the heads, and smell them.
“There’s not a lot of time between smelling and biting,” concedes the artist, whose heads have been attacked that way on several occasions. “It’s a funny thing when you make pieces about desire and people succumb to their desire.”
Antoni is happy to make replacement heads, which she does using FDA-approved latex molds: “Then I have to re-lick it, which is a bummer.” 
Read more at ARTnews.com
Detail of Janine Antoni’s Lick and Lather, 1993. 
COURTESY THE ARTIST AND LUHRING AUGUSTINE, NEW YORK.

letmypeopleshow:

Self-Portrait as a Self-Destructing Chocolate Head

Many of us attending the opening of the New Museum’s “NYC 1993” saw visions of our former selves back in the day, but no one had more selves there than Janine Antoni.

On the second floor, on a row of high plinths, are 14 Antoni heads. These are here famous self-portraits, Lick and Lather, casts made in chocolate and soap that were modeled on classical busts and “re-sculpted” by the processes described in the title.

Standing nearby, Antoni enjoyed watching visitors walk up close to the heads, and smell them.

“There’s not a lot of time between smelling and biting,” concedes the artist, whose heads have been attacked that way on several occasions. “It’s a funny thing when you make pieces about desire and people succumb to their desire.”

Antoni is happy to make replacement heads, which she does using FDA-approved latex molds: “Then I have to re-lick it, which is a bummer.” 

Read more at ARTnews.com

Detail of Janine Antoni’s Lick and Lather, 1993. 

COURTESY THE ARTIST AND LUHRING AUGUSTINE, NEW YORK.

(Source: letmypeopleshow)

I didn’t care about getting a brillo box but having one of these would be pretty cool.

I didn’t care about getting a brillo box but having one of these would be pretty cool.

if i had a lawn i would stick these on it.

if i had a lawn i would stick these on it.

There was a lot of text art going on at the Armory Show.

tangledintongues:

Imran Qureshi has received worldwide acclaim and attention as one of Pakistan’s most influential contemporary artists. Most recently he was named Deustche Bank’s 2013 Artist of the Year. 

Shown here are photos of his site-specific installation piece Blessings Upon the Land of my Love commissioned by the Sharjah Art Foundation in 2011 as part of the Sharjah Biennal 10. In Qureshi’s own words: “There is an almost paradoxical quality between violence and beauty, life and death existing on one surface.” The images serve as a dialogue between life and death, creation and destruction, hope and despair. “Yes, these forms stem from violence…they are mingled with the color of blood, and at the same time this is where a dialogue with life, with new beginnings starts.” 

Sources: Sharjah Art Foundation (
http://www.sharjahart.org/projects/projects-by-date/2011/blessings-upon-the-land-of-my-love-qureshi) and Deutsche Bank ArtMag (http://db-artmag.com/en/73/feature/imran-qureshi-deutsche-banks-artist-of-the-year-2013/)

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