Above, an image by Alex Wilson, from a page presenting his last 24 years of Christmas Cards. Moving from pagan to secular idolatry, Alex also found this photo of the Joe Louis Memorial in Detroit, which I would characterize as "Giacometti meets Diego Rivera meets Sun Ra":
Plus maybe Dawn of the Dead. I mean, that's a severed arm, right? This is where a little Modernism gets us in trouble.
UPDATE: D'oh, just realized this was by Robert Graham, a sort of classicist-minimalist (or minimalist-classicist) dude who specializes in detached, fetishized bodies and body parts--often of toned young females.
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good luck to you,
scott wayne inidiana
Thanks for the link Tom. As far as the Joe Louis sculpture goes, despite an incident of apparently racially motivated defacement, it seems to be one of those rare cases of successful contemporary public art. Personally, I crack up every time I see it; comic-book modern… and it’s right across the street from a Noguchi plaza.