Cadeau (The Gift) Sculpture by Man Ray

Cadeau (The-Gift) sculpture by Man Ray

What makes Man Ray’s sculpture Cadeau (The Gift) so special?

– Mass production, war, and Dada
– Poking at prevalent perspective
– Multiple copies of a stolen masterpiece make its point

Canyon by Robert Rauschenberg

Canyon by Robert Rauschenberg

What’s the meaning of Robert Rauschenberg’s Canyon painting?

– A bird, a pillow, a god and a boy’s bottom
– An excuse for trauma built into Greek myth
– Canyon’s three dimensions create depth

New York Night – Georgia O’Keeffe

New-York-Night - Georgia O'Keeffe

What makes New York Night by Georgia O’Keeffe such a special painting?

– Glimmering window panes
– The machine age and Precisionism
– An avant-garde squad

Supermarket Shopper by Duane Hanson

Supermarket Shopper by Duane Hanson

What makes Duane Hanson’s sculpture Supermarket Shopper a masterpiece?

– Desolation of spirit and a TV dinner to match
– A typical American moment stands apart
– Destroying a controversial past

Untitled Film Still 35 – Cindy Sherman

Untitled-Film-Still-35 - Cindy Sherman

Why does Cindy Sherman’s photograph Untitled Film Still 35 looks so familiar?

– Soft core porn set the rules

– Stereotypes beware Cindy Sherman’s face

– Setting the stage for ankles in Untitled Film Still 35