The Pictures Generation
The bed sheet as metaphor for the continuous field of consciousness
“Jefferson and Monticello are mythic. A lot of the work that I’ve done is related to this search for origins, and Jefferson represents the origin of an American self-image.”
Artists Kiki Smith and Barbara Bloom wander through the thought processes that separate the compelling from the mediocre, the public from the private.
A look back to nearly twenty years ago, as Richard Prince discusses the jokes, cartoons and gangs that populate a lifetime of work, with Marvin Heiferman.
The late Gretchen Bender created “high tech” art when “high tech” was still an accepted turn of phrase. Here, she talks to Cindy Sherman about the appropriation and manipulation of TV commercials, images from the news, and contemporary art.
Cindy Sherman’s earliest photographic work displayed her posed tauntingly in sets. Mimicry, mostly of ’50s and ’60s film, they anticipated a voyeuristic response.