Artists (Charlie Anderson (pretty lethal, 2017 Acrylic on canvas 64 1/5…
pretty lethal, 2017
Acrylic on canvas
64 1/5 × 45 9/10 in
163 × 116.5 cm
Acrylic on canvas
66 9/10 × 47 1/5 in
170 × 120 cm
celebrates the throwaway nature of contemporary culture by painting images from sources such as magazines, flyers, advertising and political campaigns.
Joseph Beuys 1921–1986
Der Größte 1980
Print on Paper
Image: 248 x 202 mm
Tate / National Galleries of Scotland
"Beuys demonstrated how art might originate in personal experience yet also address universal artistic, political, and/or social ideas (i.e. topical issues of the day)." -
"Beuys frequently blurred the lines between art and life, and fact and fiction, by suggesting that what one believed to constitute "reality" mattered more in matters of human action, social/political behavior, and personal creativity than any definition of everyday reality based on traditional standards of "normalcy," or social codes of so-called "proper" conduct." -
"A political iconoclast, she actively critiqued prevailing society in her work, and, implicitly, through many of her life choices. Her active interest in challenging the status of women in the social world of her times motivated a long series of works that promoted the idea of the "New Woman" in the era." -
Bridgeman-Giraudon / Art Resource, NY / Höch, Hannah (1889-1978)
Appropriates and rearranges media and text of mass media to comment and critique the failings of the Weimar German Government.
"Harrison advocated action and strong political discourse as the only effective means of fighting for workers’ and women’s rights. She began to research Homeworkers when the Equal Pay Act came into force in the UK in December 1975. Harrison worked with the National Campaign for Homeworkers in London for two years and interviewed several piece workers."
Acrylic paint, printed paper, linen, graphite, woollen scarf, 3 metal brooches, household glove, 29 plastic buttons and wool on canvas - 2200 x 2440 mm