Friday, October 22, 2010

Photoless Friday (01): Do you know this man?

There I was, minding my own business, just looking around and enjoying the walk from A to B, when I stumbled on something so unexpected, so pointless, so silly, so colorful, so delightful that I snapped a shot of it, and haven't been able to forget it...for years....More......

Then just a day, or so later, I saw on the news that it was a piece of street art related to a then-current contemporary art exhibit (not my favorite period, but each to his own).

The staying power of this piece in my mind is a good test of...of...of...something. Of it's power, if nothing else, to delight me, whatever the artist was trying to say.

Problem is, I don't want to share MY photo with you until I can find out the name of the artist.

The exhibit at Milan's Triennale was called "Dritto Rovescio" ("Front Back"), and was an exploration of the medium of knitting, as used by contemporary artists to do some sometimes rather startling things.

Because I post only my own photos, Photoless Friday is a perfect chance to give you the link to an image that I believe shows the same artist.

No hunting and cross-checking on the net has yet to provide me with this guy's name.

Do you know who he is?


Alas and alack, you'll need a (free) "Flickr" account to see the photo, but if you have a Yahoo account, use that info, and you'll get right in:


Margaret said...

Well, I don't. But although I like art, I don't know much about it.

Star said...

On a serious note, people, who think they know nothing about art, know a lot more than they think they know. Just the mere fact of growing up surrounded by visual input trains our tastes, visual habits and comprehension of the visual. If individuals don't have the interest in taking art appreciation and history classes for formal help in understanding what they are seeing, it can help if they simply ask themselves at every turn, "What yardstick am I using to make that judgement?" (actually, it's a pretty darn handy approach for everything in life).

On a lighter and serendipitous note, I recently found a funny James Thurber cartoon: "He knows all about art, but he doesn't know what he likes": -- enjoy!

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