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Calendar. 04.30.14.

Nov. 19, 2013, 2014 Collage and archival inkjet print on watercolor paper 10 3/4 x 12 in. (27.3 x 30.5 cm)  by Fred Tomaselli
Nov. 19, 2013, 2014, by Fred Tomaselli. Part of the artist’s solo exhibit, Current Events, at James Cohan Gallery. Opens Thursday, in Chelsea. There will be a gallery talk and book signing on Sunday, May 10. (Image courtesy of the artist and James Cohan.)

The Figure in Contemporary Art: Brooklyn Museum.


Fred Wilson, Grey Area (Brown Version), 1993. (Photographs taken by Ben Valentine at the Brooklyn Museum last December.)

Recently, while browsing an art history book, I began thinking about how much the portrayal of the human figure has evolved since the Paleolithic era (think Venus of Willendorf), through the Renaissance (Michelangelo’s David), to today — when contemporary artists seem to portray humans conceptually and aesthetically in radically different manners. This has inspired me to begin collecting contemporary representations of the human form. I thought I’d begin the series at the Brooklyn Museum, which features a wide range of artists and aesthetics (all walking distance from my apartment). Hopefully this photo series will begin to give us an idea of the many facets of identity today. It could help us see how far we have come, or simply show how psychotic we all happen to be…

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