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Hepworth Museum

Hepworth Museum

I’m a big Barbara Hepworth fan so I am desperate to visit the new Chipperfield designed Hepworth Wakefield, both for the works inside and the architecture of the building.

The identity devised by APFEL is not too shabby either, though it has drawn a certain amount of controversy, with suggestions that maybe  the job should have been given to a local Yorkshire agency, comparisons with the Hayward Gallery’s branding and complaints that the new bespoke typeface (Hepworth Regular) should be more rounded, with organic letter forms to better reflect Hepworth’s signature use of oval motifs and natural forms.

Personally I think these criticisms are unfair. I can think of nothing worse than some awful blobby pastiche of Hepworth’s work and I don’t subscribe to the somewhat parochial view that geographical location should be ranked particularly highly in the commissioning process. Surely work should be offered primarily on the merit of a studio’s output and demonstrable ability, not their locality.

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George Boorujy

George Boorujy

Loving the ink drawings of Brooklyn based George Boorujy.

Via Reform.

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Reliquarium

Reliquarium

Curious artifacts, from the mundane to the fantastical, to be found at Reliquarium.

Shown above from top:

Pigeon Footprint Found in Snow, 2008
Found on Minetta Lane, New York City

Bad Luck, 2011
Hawaiian lava rock rumored to bestow bad luck if removed from the island, found wood, glass, metal tag bearing title.

Via swissmiss.

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Second Skin

Second Skin by Hayley May and Fiona Christie, Wellington.

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He Dog (Lakota: Šúŋka Bloká)

Via Retrorambling.

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Didier Faustino: Instrument for Blank Architecture

Didier Faustino: Instrument for Blank Architecture

Instrument for Blank Architecture by Didier Faustino “is a mobile listening device, adaptable to the space which it occupies. A tripod that is equipped with a balancing device and is generally used by a land surveyor to document landscapes and topographies, here, becomes an instrument dedicated to the exploration of mental landscapes”.

Via Brave Cadet.

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Cool artwork by Tremaine Harris.

Via Buamai.

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Anish Kapoor: Untitled 2008

Anish Kapoor. Untitled, 2008. Fibreglass and paint, 301×302×150 cm.

Via divakoza.

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Caleb Charland: Atomic Model

Caleb Charland demonstrates lessons in physics and mathematics with his mind-blowing photography.

Via brave cadet.

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JKB Fletcher: Superheroines

Photo-realistic paintings on the theme of super heroines and bodypainting by JKB Fletcher.

Via brave cadet.

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