Lists That Contain The Ego and the Id by Sigmund Freud
The Austrian artist Franz West, who has died aged 65 after a long illness, was profoundly impressed as a teenager by a trip to Rome, where public sculptures and fountains are social settings and not just precious artefacts divorced from everyday reality. He later related this interactive quality to the public's participation in his own work, which he described as like "sitting in the art. Like a goal of sitting in the clouds, sitting in the art consuming life.
Franz West obituary
Franz West, an influential Austrian sculptor with a penchant for art objects that were willfully unserious, nonideological and accessible and were displayed in Central Park and on the plaza at Lincoln Center, as well as in international exhibitions and blue-chip galleries around the world, died on Wednesday in Vienna. He was His death was announced by the Franz West Foundation. He had been ill for some time. It consistently embodied a kind of friendly iconoclasm in which form and function were pitted against each other, and the notion of artwork as an autonomous object was frequently undermined. He was also known for large, irreverent sculptures, like those shown in Manhattan in whose cartoonish, sausagelike shapes and patchwork surfaces, made of lacquered aluminum, parodied the usual decorum of abstract public art. West, who represented Austria at the Venice Biennale , was less a strikingly original artist who changed the course of art than an astute synthesizer and incisive adjuster.
Post a Comment. This piece is on display until March His other smaller sculptures are on display at the MOMA. Soaring 20 feet high, the piece consists of two similar but distinct, brightly colored, looping abstract forms, one bubble gum pink and the other alternating blocks of blue, green, orange, and yellow. Each of the forms curve up at the bottom creating stools that invite passersby to stop, take a seat, and directly engage with the artwork.
The Austrian Franz West , one of the most important postwar-artists, died less than two weeks ago on July 25,
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