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Rodney McMillian, Untitled, 2011. Carpet. Courtesy of Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Culver City, CA.
See McMillian’s work this Saturday at the opening of Black in the Abstract, Part 2: Hard Edges/Soft Curves.
Pierre Jeanneret’s chairs from the 1950s
Ho Fan: Approaching shadow, 1954
Jacob van Loon
Untitled (Double Portrait), 1991
Offset print on paper (endless supply), 39 3/8 x 27 1/2 inches (100 x 69.9)
Untitled (Double Portrait), 1991, is a “stack” piece consisting of hundreds of sheets of paper printed with a gold double-circle image and stacked together on the gallery floor, available for viewers to take away ad infinitum. The image featured, the doubled touching/overlapping circle, represents one of the most important themes in Gonzalez-Torres’s work: the pairing of two like people in togetherness, solidarity, and love. These Minimalist-inspired “anti-monuments,” as the artist considered them, symbolize the acts of loss and regeneration as well as a deconstruction of the traditional “look but don’t touch” rules of the institutional framework.