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May 10, 2013
Forrest Bess: Seeing Things Invisible @ The Menil
This spring/summer at the Menil Collection in Houston, TX you will find a featured exhibition of Forrest Bess' artworks dating back from 1949 to 1967. The exhibition features approximately 40 paintings on small (5x7, 12x13, 16x18, etc.) canvas, rich with enigmatic symbolism. Bess' body of work reflects his strong theory that the unification of male and female within one’s body could produce immortality. He so sincerely believed in his idea that he not only sent written copies of this theory (now lost) to prominent researchers, but used his own body as a testing ground, performing several operations on his own genitals in an effort to produce a hermaphroditic state.
Forrest Bess: Seeing Things Invisible will be shown at The Menil Collection until August 18, 2013.
The Menil Collection 1533 Sul Ross St, Houston, TX 77006153
May 3, 2013
Vladimir Tretchikoffs' "Chinese Girl"- SOLD!
March 20th marked the day at Bonhams in London where an original iconic piece, Tretchikoff's portrait of a "Chinese Girl", was sold for €982,000 (1.5 million USD).
In the 1950's-60's, Vladinir Tretchikoffs' "Chinese Girl" was the highest selling art print in history. The painting is now a cultural landmark and has recently been described by CNN as being the "Mona Lisa of Kitsch".