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Wednesday, November 03, 2010

John Baldessari: the giacometti variations

'the giacometti variations' by american conceptual artist john baldessari is an original installation made to be featured at the prada foundation in milan, italy. as the name of the project states, baldessari took influence from the imagery projected by the swiss sculptor, alberto giacometti, and has created nine, oversized female figures stretched to an extremely slender form. the 4.5 meter tall sculptures, made out of resin and steel then sprayed with bronze, were clothed in garments and objects also designed by baldessari. the result is an immobile, snapshot of a fashion show, integrating the ideas of art and fashion on a dramatic, larger-than-life scale. 'I've always wanted to do tall paintings and sculptures. I suspect it's because I am quite tall. I've had little opportunity since most galleries have wall heights that mirror the wall heights of collector's homes,' says baldessari. [+info]

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