Sunday, June 27, 2010

Art outdoors

Three new notable art pieces are gracing the outdoors of Toronto this summer.
At the AGO, a list of words on the gallery's glass façade could be confused with an advertisement for an upcoming exhibit inside. But it’s a commission by American artist Barbara Kruger, famous for using cropped words and found images in her work.

Outside the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, celebrity-photographer-turned-serious-pop-artist David LaChapelle presents us with The Rape of Africa, a reproduction of his picture based on Botticelli’s Venus and Mars. Of course it's all done with a smirk, a wink and Naomi Campbell's nipple. Definitely eye-catching.

At the Sky Yard, the Drake Hotel's rooftop patio, there's new work from local artist Balint Zsako. His mural is quite extensive and its details (as well as meanings) keep multiplying, especially after a couple beers.

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