have you seen me before?

Polar bear made out of polyurethane foam and feathers by Italian artist, living in Alaska, Paola Pivi. I saw this specimen in 2011 at the MACRO Testaccio in Rome. Now, there are more bears, 8 funky coloured ones, near true to size in an istalllation called ‘Ok, you are better than me, so what?’ at Galerie Perrotin in New York.

 
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let there be light!

Jason Rhoades, untitled 2004, seen at the MACRO Museum of Contemporary Art Rome.

I always like neon, especially when it’s made into art. Neon is a chemical element, discovered in London in 1898. The first commercial neon sign was used by a barber in Paris in 1912. In 1923 the first neon sign arrived in the United States and became an instant hit for outdoor advertising.

all is violent. all is bright.

Saint Peter’s Basilica made of thousands of playing cards, jokers only, by Adrian Tranquilli. Now, on display at the MACRO, Roma.