"After a few months in my parents' basement, I took an apartment near the state university, where I discovered both crystal methamphetamine and conceptual art. Either one of these things are dangerous, but in combination they have the potential to destroy entire civilizations." - David Sedaris


Reading Report on Art and Objecthood?
John Baldessari, Perfect Painting, 1967 - 1968.











Le Vide
Le Vide
Yves Klein, Le Vide (The Void),  April 28, 1958.
After leaving the exhibition, Albert Camus responded, "With the void, comes total empowerment."











Yves Klein, Anthropométrie de l'époque bleue, 1960.











Yves Klein, Anthropométrie sans titre (ANT 130), 1960.




















Rachel Lachowicz, Red Not Blue performance stills, 1992.











Leap Into the Void
One Day Newspaper
Yves Klein, Leap into the Void, 1960.
Yves Klein, Single Day Newspaper, November 27, 1960.











Yayoi Kusama, Accumulation No. 1, 1962.











Yayoi Kusama on Accumulation No. 2, c. 1964.











Infinity Mirror

Silver Shoes

Yayoi Kusama, Infinity Mirror, 1965.
Yayoi Kusama, Silver Shoes, 1976.











Yayoi Kusama, All the Eternal Love I Have for the Pumpkins, 2016.


Yayoi Kusama's Infinity Mirrors at the Broad












Bas Jan Ader: Here is Always Somewhere Else, 2007.











Three Flags

Mas o Menos

Jasper Johns, Three Flags, 1958.
Frank Stella, Mas o Menos (More or Less), 1964.











Die Fahne Hoch

Frank Stella, Die Fahne Hoch, 1959. 309 X 185 cm.


Die Fahne Hoch = raise the flag high - phrase from Nazi marching song











The painting is "a flat surface with paint on it- nothing more." - Frank Stella

Stella painting

“Frank Stella is not interested in expression or sensitivity.  He is interested in the necessity of painting…Frank Stella’s painting is not symbolic.  His stripes are the paths of brush on canvas.  These paths lead only into painting.”
– Carl Andre
Stella painting











The Marriage of Reason and Squalor

Frank Stella, The Marriage of Reason and Squalor, 1959.  7' 6 3/4" x 11' 3/4".


squalor = a filthy and wretched condition or quality










New Madrid

A picture is "a flat surface with paint on it - nothing more." - Frank Stella

"My painting is based on the fact that only what can be seen there is there.  It really is an can see the whole idea without any confusion...what you see is what you see." - Frank Stella
Frank Stella, New Madrid, 1961.











Frank Stella, Gray Scramble, 1968 - 1969.











Hatra I

Frank Stella, Hatra I, 1967.


Hard-edge = style of painting in which paint application is intentionally impersonal and is comprised of particularly sharp delineated areas of color