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 …

Cindy Sherman

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As part of the pre-work for Informing Contexts, we were asked to look at Cindy Sherman’s work, and answer 8 questions. I cannot recall exactly when I first saw any of Sherman’s work in a gallery, but it was probably in 1982, when she was 28. Ingrid and I went to most of the shows at the Stedelijk Museum in …