Tag Archives: Conceptualism

Conceptual comestibles

A recipe for a some playful brainfood: Take one local artist with an irrepressible interest in issues of ethnicity and identity. Add her healthy preoccupation with the cultural semiotics of cuisine. Mix with a promenade along Baltimore’s inner harbor and … Continue reading

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Yoko Ono’s Apple

What can we make of Yoko Ono’s Apple? Given the work’s deceptive simplicity and literal labeling, one might reasonably think first either of the Magritte pipe piece at LACMA or of Apple Records. However, Ono’s Apple antedates by at least … Continue reading

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Damien Hirst’s Mother And Child Divided

Damien Hirst’s Mother and Child Divided, Steel, GRP composites, glass, silicone sealants, cow, calf, and formaldehyde solution, 1993, may be seen at the Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art in Oslo. An acquaintance once asked me what I make of … Continue reading

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