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  5. SPOTLIGHT ON: JOE FIG

    Joe Fig’s work offers glimpses into the studios, private spaces, and processes of acclaimed artists—or so it initially seems. In fact, Fig stages his photographs by meticulously crafting miniature diorama of each studio, including small models of the artists themselves. Fig then shoots the photograph from a documentary perspective so as to capture the artist in action. As such, his work challenges assumptions regarding the truth of photography as well as the mythic status of artists in contemporary culture.

     
  6. #Worth Sharing

    Artist Jon Rafman overlays interiors with masterpieces

    (Pictured: Picasso Everybody Loves Raymond (2013))

     
  7. #Daily Art Fix:

    Huang Yan is known for overlaying traditional Chinese paintings on his models’ faces and torsos. This work is a particularly striking—the painted subject looks directly at the viewer, his cultural heritage deeply imbedded into his personal identity, not unlike a tattoo.

     
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  11. #California Dreaming

    While west coasters get to bask in the sunshine and enjoy the opening of LA Contemporary today, those of us trapped in NYC are huddled up in our respective homes and offices trying to escape Polar Vortex, part deux. To keep our spirits up, we’ll be sharing some of our favorite Cali themed works, starting with iconic American artist Ed Ruscha’s Pool Series. 

     
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