#ArtThursday: “Puppy” by Jeff Koons
It’s #ArtThursday time! This week we’re taking a trip to the Museo Guggenheim in Bilbao, Basque Country, Spain. The museum of modern and contemporary art was designed by Canadian-American architect Frank Gehry and is one of the most admired works of contemporary architecture.
If you to visit the Guggenheim in Bilbao, one of the pieces you’ll surely see is American artist Jeff Koons’s famous “Puppy.” The sculpture of a West Highland White Terrier stands 40 feet (12 meters) tall and is composed of 70,000 flowers, including marigolds, begonias, impatiens, petunias and lobelias. Its stainless steel framework holds over 25 tons of soil watered by an internal irrigation system. The original work was first exhibited in Germany in 1992 and later installed in Bilbao in 1997. To see more photos and videos of the sculpture and the Bilbao’s collection and exhibitions, visit the Museo Guggenheim location page.
I saw this puppy on a rainy grey day after Simon and I impulsively drove there in the summer of 2012! It was still AMAZING. Not as amazing as the Jenny Holzer pieces inside, but still, amazing.
Our family does not keep much, nor do we keep in touch much. But my mom and I have tried our best to determine the dates and names of family photographs.
This is my grandma, who passed away in January 2011. My grandma sewed almost all her clothing. She also worked in the famous I Magnin and Bullocks stores, which is where she bought her clothes if she did not make them herself. Here she is as a teenager in the late 1940s. She is wearing, probably, a store bought dress. The photograph was taken in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Submitted by N. D. (Los Angeles, CA).
oh my goodness the dancing ladies on her dress!!!
remember that time i cried my eyes out when i saw this piece in real life at a press conference when i was supposed to be being a Serious Journalist and made everyone else reaaaaaaal fucking uncomfortable?
yeah, i remember that.
So this is the first of my two new hat photo shoots, please check out my etsy shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/zaracarpenter?ref=si_shop
Photography by Rikard Osterlund, Styling by the very lovely Rachel Cooper , makeup by Claire Portman and model Ashley from Lenis models
one of those days where the wonderful combinations on my tumblr dashboard make me laugh out loud.
FLOWERS! spring has finally arrived in québec!
Hopeless Emptiness by Martin Pezeshgzad
i want to live here
reblogging to add credit. i’ve reblogged this before, but i’m like 99% sure this was taken in kensington market - on kensington ave in toronto, three doors down from where i used to live. it makes me heartsick for the brief great times i had living in toronto.
tell me that’s not the same spot:
Jamaican-born artist Albert Chong, “Coronation of a Black Queen,” 1998
this almost made me cry. what a stunning piece of art.