Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Photoblogging: Sophisticated Litter


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One-half a block from my apartment, a discarded calendar featuring a reproduction of Vasily Kandinsky's In the Black Square, 1923, trampled on the sidewalk.

4 comments:

Edith's Friend said...

not familiar with Kandinsky's work, but I iintuit that there's some point to the fact that the painting being surrounded by a box, which essentially self-contextualizes the painting. By putting it on a program, which then creates all these separate copies of this painting in as many new contexts as there are copies of the calendar, you create all those levels of meaning for each copy that there is. So, then you have this copy which has been rained on and stepped on enough that it's ripped and grimy, and instead of destroying the painting, it essentially reinforces its themes...

(I'm guessing... ignore me if I'm missing it.)

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The Dewey Dames said...

Obviously you live in a fancy-ass neighborhood.

Princess Sparkle Pony said...

But I don't! I live in Columbia Heights!

pissed off patricia said...

Was the date of the calendar 1923 or is that the date of the piece?