Catherine Opie, Self-Portrait /Nursing 2004, chromogenic print, 40 x 32″ (101.6 x 81.3 cm), edition of 8. Suggestion via: Kevin Regan
I probably should have chosen Octopi as a subject infrequently depicted in art; reader comments suggest there are far more babies in contemporary art than I had thought. I’m posting a few highlights below and welcome additional contributions. Suggestions won’t be listed if they include empty baby carriages, commercial photography, or are simply not accomplished enough to post. Update: I meant to link to this article on the subject as well: Sharon Butler’s Neo-Maternalism: Contemporary Artists’ Approach to Motherhood
Ron Mueck, Head of A Baby. Suggestion via: Unutterable.org
Ron Mueck, Baby, Via: Unutterable.org
Francesca Fuchs, Installation shot, 2007 Left: Blue Blanket, 2006, Right: Linen Closet, 2006. Suggestion via: Virginia
Charles Ray. (American, born 1953). Family Romance. 1993. Painted fiberglass and synthetic hair, 53″ x 7′ 1″ x 11″ (134.6 x 215.9 x 27.9 cm). Gift of The Norton Family Foundation. © 2009 Charles Ray, Suggestion via: Kevin Regan
Michael Elmgreen & Ingar Dragset Suggestion via: Greg.org
Greg sez: “Elmgreen & Dragset leave babies in the backseat of cars at in front of fake ATM's” Full post here.
Guy Ben-ner, House Hold (still), 2001. Suggestion via: Greg.org
Greg sez: “They're a bit older now, but I like the way Guy Ben Ner has been working his into his videos; it's an interesting comment on the work vs family, home vs studio dynamic that's usually considered to be mom thing.”
Barnaby Whitfield, Suggestion via Anaba
And my personal favorite: The Onion’s Anne Geddes Satire. (It’s also currently linked in our side bar).