Paper art is big right now. It’s surging in art markets around the world. Very high profile artists are showing hugely popular exhibitions made of paper and even high-end retailer Hermès is carrying a line of furniture made of papier-mâché. “A thrilling spectacle”, The Procession, Tate Britain : Hew Locke. In The Procession, Hew Locke embraces the simplicity of cardboard to create works that are … Continue reading What artwork is popular now?
Giacometti caught mumps as a teenager, inflaming his testicles. Swelling up, they then shrank, atrophying and rendering him infertile. He later blamed this case of the mumps on his impotence. It seismically shifted in his attitude to sex. A tapered dildo with eyes at one end. The work Disagreeable Object by Giacometti has been described as a ‘tapered dildo with eyes at one end’ and … Continue reading Was Giacometti a sex freak?