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Standing man with woman

Help, He is naked.

(Some works in this exhibition may not be suitable for younger viewers.)

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Continuing the little series of the confrontation of a standing statue with a museum visitor.

The time a picture of the major one-person exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago, “Charles Ray: Sculpture, 1997-2014”

Charles Ray (born 1953 in Chicago)) is a Los Angeles-based American sculptor. He is known for his strange and enigmatic sculptures that draw the viewer’s perceptual judgments into question in jarring and unexpected ways. Christopher Knight in the Los Angeles Times wrote that Ray’s “career as an artist…is easily among the most important of the last twenty years.”

Ray’s work is difficult to classify. Style, materials, subject, presence, and scale are all variable. Critic Anne Wagner finds the consistent quality to be this: “In all his seamlessly executed objects, Ray fixates on how and why things happen, to say nothing of wondering what really does happen in the field of vision, and how such events might be remade as art.” This and the level of art historical awareness behind his works has led many critics to call Ray a sculptor’s sculptor. Nevertheless, his art has managed to find a large audience, thanks in part to its often striking or beguiling nature. (wikipedia)

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