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Anonymous Flemish artist

The panel below is what one would see when today’s diptych is closed.  The grinning gent holds a scroll that warns, “Leave this panel closed, otherwise you’ll be angry with me.”

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(closed)

Upon opening the diptych, the viewer is greeted with an ass shot of the cheeky man from the closed panel and opposite it, a fool who makes a hilarious gesture, mocking the viewer’s disobedience.

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(open)

A scroll on the full-moon panel declares, “It’s not my fault because I warned you in advance!”  On the right panel, another scroll proclaims, “Moreover, we wanted to warn you so you wouldn’t jump out the window!”

The thistle protruding from the flasher’s undies is a symbol of pain, defense, and misanthropy.

By an unknown Flemish painter.


Mladen Stilinovic

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Mladen Stilinovic at Villa Romana (2010)


Susan Hiller

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Susan Hiller‘s installation ‘Channels’ at Matt’s Gallery, London (2013)

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In ‘Channels’, Hiller uses audio accounts in many languages from people who believe they have experienced death as the raw materials for her new work. Vivid stories of those who believe they have died and returned to tell the tale constitute a remarkable contemporary archive, whether the accounts are regarded as metaphors, misperceptions, myths, delusions or truth.


Bethan Huws

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Bethan Huws, ‘Sculpture’ (2008)


Jaya Howey

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Jaya Howey, ‘Painting narrative’


Ad Reinhardt

 

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Ad Reinhardt, from ‘How to Look at Art, Arts & Architecture’ (1946)


David Shrigley

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by David Shrigley


Stanya Kahn

Stanya Kahn, Turd walks into a bar, 2012

Stanya Kahn, ‘Turd walks into a bar’ (2012)


Jan Brueghel the Elder

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Jan Brueghel the Elder, ‘De walvis zet Jona aan land’ (The whale sets Jonah on shore) (ca. 1600)


Ian Hamilton Finlay

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by Ian Hamilton Finlay