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Bridging the generations - Tigerman & Mies

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Feb 05, 2012 01:04 AM
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by Edward Lifson ( last modified Feb 04, 2012



Seeing again Stanley Tigerman's wonderful Crown Hall meets Lake Michigan collage called "The Titanic" -- it's on view at the Graham Foundation's fine exhibition of Tigerman's work called Ceci n'est pas une rêverie (This is not a dream) -- reminded me of an image surreal and charming that all Chicagoans store in their memory bank:

The great movable bridges over the Chicago river, raised.

Reminded me too that Mies's Crown Hall is industrial art, even built with bridge technology.

And I love how Tigerman turns collage, a preferred medium of Mies, "against" his former master.

With love.

"The Titanic," Stanley Tigerman (1978). Photo: Courtesy of the Art Institute of Chicago.




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