Glenn Ligon - Untitled (America), 2008
24 x 168 inches
(61 x 426.7 cm)
Also saw Five Card Stud by Ed Kienholz… I am not sure if I’m glad I did. It’s been a while since a work has brought me to tears like that. I wasn’t prepared for how immersive it was… The dirt floor beneath my feet and people walking in front of the car headlights. I want to read somebody smart talk about how the victim’s torso is a pool of water with the letters forming the n word floating inside.
After that hydeordie and I went to the Japanese pavillion and looked at a bunch of miniatures to calm ourselves. That building is awesome. It’s like a future museum. All plastic and undulating.
Anyway. I’m jealous that LA gets to have outdoor stuff year round. The LACMA campus is great. It’s a park and a museum!
[many thanks to hydeordie’s gif making app for this gif]
It was really an incredible experience. I’m not sure I’m ready to talk about the Keinholz yet either. I’ll probably try and write more about it later, when I have more distance from the Keinholz and the Ligon pieces.
Reblogged from sex, art, and politics.