thru Aug 3:
“Alibis: Sigmar Polke 1963–2010”
The Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53 St., NYC
Sigmar Polke (German, 1941–2010) was one of the most voraciously experimental artists of the twentieth century. This retrospective is the first to encompass the unusually broad range of mediums he worked with during his five-decade career, including painting, photography, film, sculpture, drawing, printmaking, television, performance, and stained glass, as well as his constant, highly innovative blurring of the boundaries between these mediums. Masquerading as many different artists—making cunning figurative paintings at one moment and abstract photographs the next—he always eluded easy categorization.
Today I found out about “Spotted Pied BP’s” and I have never wanted a snake more.
Pics are the same animal, currently owned by Matthew Marculis, produced by Marc Bailey (If sources don’t fail me.)
If anyone has more details on this thing I’d love to know, because up until today I had never seen such a neat pattern.
Three Sumatan Tiger cubs born on May 4 at the Topeka Zoo have grown so big that they no longer fit on the baby scale for their weigh-ins!
Learn more at Zooborns.