Archive for the Claes Oldenburg Tag

Public Art: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

One of Toronto’s more interesting public artworks, Douglas Coupland’s War of 1812, at the corner of Fleet and Bathurst streets. Image: At meetings of the Toronto Public Art Committee (of which I’m a member), we hear art consultants propose the latest public art projects for the city. These projects can present a challenge to both the consultant and the
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VoCA Recommends…Geoffrey James, Ottawa and Claes Oldenburg & Coosje van Bruggen

1. Geoffrey James at the National Gallery, Ottawa, May 30 – 19 October, 2008. VoCA was at the National Gallery in Ottawa this weekend, where we took in the photographs of Canadian photographer Geoffrey James. Geoffrey James, St. Cloud, 1989. Image: The best works were in the first room, miniature snapshots of Italianate gardens, presented as panoramas against wide
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