Circle Of Animals/Zodiac Heads

Ai Weiwei – Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads. Phillips Auction, New York.  The artist did extensive research to replicate the zodiac heads (this time with gold coating) that were looted in 1860 by British and French soldiers from imperial palace complex outside Beijing towards the end of the Opium Wars.  They were originally part of a… Continue reading Circle Of Animals/Zodiac Heads

Dimensions Variable

James Gortner – Dimensions Variable exhibition at Lyons Wier Gallery, New York. Pieces showcases three-dimensional photorealistic compositions by hand-sculpting each surface using wood, foam, staples, canvas and acrylic paint before using oil paint to render the figure. The works also include repurposed pieces of other paintings. Featured image: Fairy God Mother