The Sensation Exhibition at The Brooklyn Museum
The Notorious YBAs - (Young British Artists in the 1990s)
Chris Ofili, b. 1968 in Manchester.
Chris Ofili, No Woman, No Cry, 1998.
Chris Ofili, Holy Virgin Mary, 1996.
Damien "the Butcher" Hirst (2002), b. 1965 in Bristol.
Damien Hirst, The Dream Foal, 2008.
"If youíre just making art for money then itís fucked. But if you use your money to make great art, itís the best thing you can do."
Damien Hirst, The Dream Foal, alt. view.
Damien Hirst, The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living, 1991."But I'm more interested in why people are frightened by Jaws and why Jaws was such a hit than saying Spielberg's my main influence."
This imagery serves as a warning that vanity - beauty and earthly indulgence are futile in the faces of death and hell.
Damien Hirst, The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living, alt. view.
Damien Hirst, The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living, alt view.
Hans Memling, Vanity and Salvation, c. 1485Vanitas - Latin for vanity, refers to a type of still life consisting of a collection of objects that symbolize death ó the brevity of human life and the transience of earthly pleasures and achievements (e.g., a human skull, a mirror, and broken pottery). [http://www.artlex.com/ArtLex/uv/vanitas.html, 2-9-08.]
Allan C. Gilbert, All Is Vanity. 1892.
Philippe de Champaigne, Vanitas - (reduced to the three iconographic elements). Mid-17th Century.
Damien Hirst, For the Love of God, 2007."I started thinking how here in England, or the Western world for that matter, weíre obsessed with skulls. We avoid confronting death. So it just seemed really weird that we love the image of the skull and worship it and celebrate it...." Click here for the source of this quote and the full interview w/Damien Hirst. Click here for info on how For the Love of God was made.
Cast in platinum from a human skull and set with over 8600 pave diamonds, this was funded by Hirst and sold for $100m.
Rachel Whiteread, b. 1963 in London.
Rachel Whiteread, House, 1992.
Rachel Whiteread, Untitled (16 of 100 Spaces), c. 1990
Mask II, 2001
Ron Mueck, (b. 1958 in Australia, living in London)
Review for NYC show: Ron Mueck: Hyper-Realist Sculptor at Brooklyn Museum October 31st, 2007 by Chantal
Above in scale.
Dead Dad, 1996-7.
Spooning Couple, 2005.
Mueck working on the above.
In Bed, detail, 2005.
Scale shot of above.
Wild Man, 2005.
Detail of above.
Marcus Harvey (in front of painting), (b. 1963 in Leeds), Myra, 1995.
Marcus Harvey, Myra, 1995.