"Who" is Ray Johnson! Well, we’ll post some things today from the 50s that he sent MoMA Library in his early days of living in NYC. This one is ca. 1954 and advertises some friends’ events around town. —ds
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)
[no title] c.1969
Piet Mondrian, Composition No. IV / Compositie 6, 1914
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Louise Bourgeois: Throbbing Pulse, 1944
"My work has to do with a defense against fervor. People are always in a rush. To do what? To do nothing! There is a kind of fervor that is completely meaningless. This drawing is a call for meditation…. I am an insomniac, so for me the state of being asleep is paradise. It is a paradise I can never reach. But I still try to conquer the insomnia, and to a large extent I have done it; it is conquerable. My drawings are a kind of rocking or stroking and an attempt at finding peace. Peaceful rhythm. Like rocking a baby to sleep."
—Bourgeois, Drawings and Observations
Louise Bourgeois, « Untitled » from « Fugue »,
2003 (published 2005).
One from a portfolio of nineteen screenprints with lithography, composition (irreg.): 11 13/16 x 14 11/16″ (30 x 37.3 cm); sheet: 11 13/16 x 16″ (30 x 40.7 cm). Publisher and printer: Procuniar Workshop, New York. Edition: 9. Gift of the artist to MoMA. © 2010 Louise Bourgeois Trust
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