Photographs with Text

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In my teens, I started painting and writing. Pop Art, Op Art, and the beginnings of Conceptual Art were everywhere. Psychedelia either added or confused things, depending on how one addressed that series of artistic and personal choices. Because of the artistic pre-occupation with ‘media’, it was inevitable that images and words mixed into interesting yet homogenous ways. Consider this …

Edward Kienholz – The Beanery

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Edward Kienholz (1927-1994) is one of my favourite artists, any media. The Beanery is a life size, walk-in assemblage, and it is often considered his masterwork. It copies the interior of a Los Angeles bar on Santa Monica Boulevard, Barney’s Beanery, and was first exhibited in the parking lot of that bar in October 1965. From 1972 onwards, Kienholz collaborated …