Tuesday, September 25, 2007
I Am As You Will Be: The Skeleton in Art; Chiem & Read, 2007
Skeletons and death are definitely in the zeitgeist at the moment, especially in the fine art world. First Damien Hirst's diamond skull, then Steven Gregory's show at Nicholas Robinson Gallery, and now this: I am as You Will Be: The Skeleton as Art, up at Cheim & Read through November 3rd. This group show features artworks which take the skeleton as subject, and inludes the work of artists as varied as Matthew Barney, Louise Bourgeois, Marcel Broodthaers, Salvador Dali, Paul Delvaux, Marlene Dumas, James Ensor, Damien Hirst, Edvard Munch, Alice Neel, Pablo Picasso, Félicien Rops, Andy Warhol, among many others.
Find out more about the show here. Special thanks to another wonderful artist working with skull imagery, Rob O'Neill, for sending this my way!