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Barbara Kruger, Untitled (Your gaze hits the side of my face)
Kruger’s art is characterized by a visual wit sharpened in the trenches of the advertising world.
Lucian Freud, Standing by the Rags
Freud’s nude isn’t the idealized, horizontal beauty of previous centuries, but a forthright, vertical one.
Francis Bacon, Triptych – August 1972
Coping with the death of his lover, Bacon paints figures who decompose and fuse together in front of our eyes.
Sigmar Polke, Watchtower series
Cheap fabric with a garish print becomes an eerie specter of surveillance thanks to some creative chemistry.