Posts Tagged ‘melissa ichiuji’

Did Galerie Lareuse Censor Melissa Ichiuji’s Obama Sculpture?

This is what artist Melissa Ichiuji's sculpture of President Barack Obama was supposed to look like in her exhibit at Georgetown's Galerie Lareuse.
That's not the version that wound up in the gallery.
Why? She says the gallery's owner, Jean-Michel "Meech" Lareuse, asked her to change it before she could exhibit it. She sent invitations to the show, [...]

Reviewed: Melissa Ichiuji at Galerie Lareuse

Political caricature is usually the purview of cartoonists. Melissa Ichiuji's recent work, however, dips a toe into the pool—though her pieces are more closely related to Honoré Daumier than say, Bill Day or his contemporaries. Of course, there is one principle distinction: Ichiuji's portrait busts are made from, among other things, ladies' undergarments.
"Fair Game," the series [...]

Art Basel Miami: It’s the Economy, Stupid

Images from Art Whino's installation
Go to an art event this week and you may notice that the artists, curators and gallery owners you encounter have a sun-kissed glow. They've just returned from Miami's Art Basel, an international art fair where collectors scoop up works by established and up-and-coming artists, curators look for fresh talent, and [...]

Corcoran Grads Must Pay Alumni Association Dues to Be Considered for Alumni Exhibition

For the most part, the requirements for the Corcoran College of Art & Design's 2009 All-Alumni Exhibition seemed reasonable to Chris Combs. You had to be an alum, obviously, you could submit work from only the last three years, and you had to be a current member of the school's alumni association. Combs, who graduated [...]

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