Playground equipment for Ala Moana Park, Isamu Noguchi, in Honolulu, Hawaii, 1939
As an artist, Huang Yong Ping loved the snake's multiple symbolisms; as a philosopher, he found himself drawn to its ambiguities
黃永砯Huang Yong Ping （1954年－2019年10月20日）
旅法中國“新潮美術運動”的核心人物黃永砯10月20日在巴黎辭世，享年65歲。巴黎卡邁勒爾·門諾（Kamel Mennour）畫廊策展人德-魯瓦伊(Jean de Loisy)對媒體說，黃永砯現代雕塑裝置空間大、感染力極強，面對他的作品我們會感到人是很渺小的。法國藝術界對他的評價是中國當代藝術潮流中最為重要的藝術家。
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|Born||July 15, 1887|
|Died||May 6, 1970 (aged 82)|
|Official name||Wharton Esherick (1887-1970)|
|Designated||September 09, 2018|
|Marker Location||Horseshoe Trial & Country Club Rd., Phoenixville|
Wharton Esherick (July 15, 1887 – May 6, 1970) was a sculptor who worked primarily in wood, especially applying the principles of sculpture to common utilitarian objects. Consequently, he is best known for his sculptural furniture and furnishings. Esherick was recognized in his lifetime by his peers as the “dean of American craftsmen” for his leadership in developing non-traditional designs, and encouraging and inspiring artists/craftspeople by example. Esherick’s influence continues to be seen in the work of current artisans, particularly in the Studio Craft Movement.
Born in Philadelphia, Esherick studied painting at the Philadelphia Museum School of Industrial Arts (now the University of the Arts (Philadelphia)) and at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. In 1913 he moved to a farmhouse near Paoli, Pennsylvania to pursue his painting career. He began carving decorative frames for his paintings in 1920, which led to making woodcut prints and finally to sculpture.
Esherick’s early furniture was derived from the Arts and Crafts style and decorated with surface carving. In the late 1920s he abandoned carving on his furniture, focusing instead on the pure form of the pieces as sculpture. In the 1930s he was producing sculpture and furniture influenced by the organicism of Rudolf Steiner, as well as by German Expressionism and Cubism. The angular and prismatic forms of the latter two movements gave way to the free-form curvilinear shapes for which he is best known.
From furniture and furnishings he progressed to interiors, the most famous being the Curtis Bok House (1935–37). Though the house was demolished, Esherick’s work was saved. The fireplace and adjacent music room doors can be seen in the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the foyer stairs in the Wolfsonian Museum in Miami, Florida.
In 1940 the architect George Howe used Esherick’s Spiral Stair (1930) and Esherick furniture to create the “Pennsylvania Hill House” exhibit in the New York World’s Fair “America at Home” Pavilion. Esherick’s work was also featured in a 1958 retrospective at the Museum of Contemporary Craft and in the 1972 “Woodenworks” exhibition at the Renwick Gallery. He exhibited hundreds of times during his life and his work is now in the collections of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Metropolitan Museum in New York, the Whitney Museum in New York, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and many other museums. Most of his work remains in private hands.
His home and studio, outside of Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, were his largest piece of art. The buildings evolved over forty years as Esherick lived and worked there. He continued working on the studio until his death in 1970. In 1972 the studio was converted into the Wharton Esherick Museum. The property, known as the Wharton Esherick Studio, was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1993.
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The West Bund Museum, which contains a new outpost of the Centre Pompidou, called Centre Pompidou x West Bund Museum Project.
Yuyang Liu for The New York Times
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https://en.wikipedia.org › wiki › Yayoi_Kusama
Victor Llorente for The New York Times
• 今日圖片：日本藝術家草間彌生設計的氣球“愛意升空” (Love Flies Up to the Sky)。它將在梅西百貨於紐約舉辦的年度感恩節遊行中首次亮相，圖為試飛場景。
Everything’s Coming Up Kusama, Including a Macy’s Balloon
But is there such a thing as too much attention for the Japanese artist who once struggled to get noticed? Is the art world cashing in?
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Victor Llorente for The New York Times
Swimming Against a Tide of Expensive Sushi
Uogashi, in its new home, offers omakase-quality nigiri without the forbidding prices of the latest sushi temples, Pete Wells writes.
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