Henri Matisse and George Condo have been my favorite artists for a long time.
I have to admit today was the very first time I enjoyed the art of another great artist: Francis Pabia.
I might even change my NO 1, who knows?
I liked the most -
“The Child Carburetor” that is based on an engineer’s diagram of a “Racing Claudel” carburetor but the descriptive labels that identify its various mechanical elements establish a correspondence between machines and human bodies; the composition suggests two sets of male and female genitals. It’s forms and inscriptions abound in sexual analogies but because the mechanical elements are nonoperative or “impotent”, sexual act is not consummated. Whether the implication can be drawn that procreation is an identical consequence of sexual pleasure or simple that this “child” machine has not yet sufficiently matured to its full potential, remains unclear. (at Guggenheim Museum)
Ceramic artist Tsang Cheung Shing created this incredible pottery piece. The name Ying Yeung refers to a Chinese beverage of mixed coffee and tea and also symbolizes the mandarin duck, a metaphor for marriage and love.