IMG MGMT: The Cube Show

by Deborah Kass on October 19, 2010 · 25 comments IMG MGMT

Piero Manzoni - Base of the World, Magic Base No. 3 by Piero Manzoni 1961 Homage to Galileo (1961)

Piero Manzoni - Base of the World, Magic Base No. 3 by Piero Manzoni 1961 Homage to Galileo (1961)

[Editor’s note: IMG MGMT is an annual image-based artist essay series. Today’s invited artist Deborah Kass is a Broadway baby whose paintings examine the intersection of art history, popular culture and the self. She received her BFA in Painting at Carnegie- Mellon University, studied at the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program and the Art Students’ League. Her work is in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art, The Whitney Museum of Art, The Solomon Guggenheim Museum, The Jewish Museum, The Museum of Fine Art, Boston, The Cincinnati Museum, the New Orleans Museum, The Weatherspoon Museum, as well as numerous public and private collections. Her work has been written about extensively in doctorates and theses, the New York Times, art press, and books. Her work has been shown nationally and internationally including at the Venice Biennale, the Istanbul Biennale, and the Museum Ludwig, Cologne. She considers Jonathan Schwartz to be the most important living public intellectual and George W. Bush, the scourge of civilization. She is a Senior Critic in the Yale University M.F.A. Painting Program. She will soon be conducting a Glee Forum to theorize the most important TV show ever produced with similar minded Gleeks. Kass’s work can currently be seen at the Jewish Museum in the show “Shifting the Gaze.” It will also be included in the show at he Smithsonian Museum , “Hide/ Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture” that opens at the end of the month. She is represented by Vincent Fremont and the Paul Kasmin Gallery, where a show of her work, “MORE feel good paintings for feel bad times,” is currently on view through October 30, 2010.

Deborah is making her artfagcity debut and would like to thank her wife (love you, Pattie!) friends and family (thanks, Mom and Dad, sis, bro and nieces and nephews!) and of course, her personal savior, Stephen Sondheim.]

Tony Smith - Die (1962)

Tony Smith - Die (1962)

Hans Haacke - Condensation Cube (1963)

Hans Haacke - Condensation Cube (1963)

Andy Warhol - Brillo Box (1964)

Andy Warhol - Brillo Box (1964)

Paul Thek - Meat Piece With Warhol Brillo Box (1965)

Paul Thek - Meat Piece With Warhol Brillo Box (1965)

Joseph Kosuth - Box, Cube, Empty, Clear, Glass-A Description (1965)

Joseph Kosuth - Box, Cube, Empty, Clear, Glass-A Description (1965)

Tetsumi Kudo - Votre Portrait - T (1965)

Tetsumi Kudo - Votre Portrait - T (1965)

Robert Morris - Untitled (Mirrored Cubes) (1965)

Robert Morris - Untitled (Mirrored Cubes) (1965)

Tony Rosenthal - Alamo (1967)

Tony Rosenthal - Alamo (1967)

Eva Hesse - Accession II (1968)

Eva Hesse - Accession II (1968)

Larry Bell - 20" Untitled 1969 (Tom Messer Cube) (1969)

Larry Bell - 20" Untitled 1969 (Tom Messer Cube) (1969)

Sol Lewitt - Cubic Construction (1971)

Sol Lewitt - Cubic Construction (1971)

Donald Judd - Untitled (Six boxes) (1974)

Donald Judd - Untitled (Six boxes) (1974)

Dan Graham - Public Space/Two Audiences (1976)

Dan Graham - Public Space/Two Audiences (1976)

Carl Andre - Trabum (1977)

Carl Andre - Trabum (1977)

Jackie Winsor - Burnt Piece (1977-8)

Jackie Winsor - Burnt Piece (1977-8)

Richard Serra - Berlin Block (For Charlie Chaplin) (1978)

Richard Serra - Berlin Block (For Charlie Chaplin) (1978)

Charles Ray - Ink Box (1986)

Charles Ray - Ink Box (1986)

Felix Gonzalez-Torres - "Untitled" (The End) (1990)

Felix Gonzalez-Torres - "Untitled" (The End) (1990)

Cildo Meireles - Thread (1990-1995)

Franz West - Cubi Carini (1991)

Franz West - Cubi Carini (1991)

Janine Antoni - Gnaw (1992)

Janine Antoni - Gnaw (1992)

Rachel Lachowicz - Sarah (1992)

Rachel Lachowicz - Sarah (1992)

Rachel Whiteread - Untitled (Room) (1993)

Rachel Whiteread - Untitled (Room) (1993)

Jim Isermann - Cubeweave (0396) (1996)

Jim Isermann - Cubeweave (0396) (1996)

Cornelia Parker - Mass (Colder Darker Matter) (1997)

Cornelia Parker - Mass (Colder Darker Matter) (1997)

Patricia Cronin - Tack Room (1997-8)

Patricia Cronin - Tack Room (1997-8)

Tara Donovan - Toothpicks (2001)

Tara Donovan - Toothpicks (2001)

Tom Friedman - Untitled (pedestal with flies) (2002)

Tom Friedman - Untitled (pedestal with flies) (2002)

Jean Nouvel - Monolith (2002)

Jean Nouvel - Monolith (2002)

Rebecca Warren - Cube (2003)

Rebecca Warren - Cube (2003)

Yayoi Kusama - Passing Winter (2005)

Yayoi Kusama - Passing Winter (2005)

Jeppe Hein - Burning Cube (2005)

Jeppe Hein - Burning Cube (2005)

Jebadiah Caesar - Untitled (Hollow Box) (2007)

Jedediah Caesar - Untitled (Hollow Box) (2007)

Roni Horn - Pink Tons (2008)

Roni Horn - Pink Tons (2008)

Carlos Estrada Vega - Carlitos (2008)

Carlos Estrada Vega - Carlitos (2008)

Ai WeiWei - Light Cube (2008)

Ai WeiWei - Light Cube (2008)

Urs Fischer - from Service à la française (2009)

Urs Fischer - from Service à la française (2009)

{ 24 comments… read them below or add one }

Daniel Wiener October 19, 2010 at 4:39 pm

loved this

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Billy Previdi October 19, 2010 at 5:23 pm

Perhaps Scott Peterman’s explorations of ice-fishing huts?

http://www.guernicamag.com/art/1392/ice_houses/

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Splitcock October 19, 2010 at 6:04 pm
Rufusdude October 26, 2010 at 3:58 pm

great cube Splitcock! Thanks for sharing :]

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Tod May 12, 2011 at 9:39 pm

Why is there a saxophone at the bottom of the first image of your link?

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Splitcock October 19, 2010 at 6:04 pm
Jessepatrickmartin October 19, 2010 at 6:42 pm

There is no escaping the cube: http://bit.ly/cX6cE

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Docnoir October 19, 2010 at 7:44 pm

A box is a box is a box. A fun show and interesting.

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Jamesphillips October 19, 2010 at 8:52 pm

Ai WeiWei’s ton of tea too

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Blair October 20, 2010 at 5:52 am

really enjoyed this

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Meinwelt22 October 20, 2010 at 12:37 pm

fantastic post … really rare to see so many masterpieces together .
i loved it .

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gh hovagimyan October 20, 2010 at 1:00 pm

Barbie Meets Richard Serra – 1993
http://nujus.net/~nujus/gh_04/fauxCon/barb.gif

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Oliver wasow October 20, 2010 at 1:02 pm
Jaime October 20, 2010 at 4:27 pm
octavio October 20, 2010 at 9:47 pm

Wonderful, Deb!
OZ

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L. Mario October 20, 2010 at 10:08 pm

Paddy, That was a very informative stack of images.

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martin October 22, 2010 at 8:12 pm

the current group show at the tang museum at skidmore includes a series of lined-up cubes each larger than the previous… all used for display… the first smaller ones are used as pedestals and the larger ones become walls… all together they are like very big blocks forming steps to the second floor.

jessica stockholder is the co-curator i guess it was her idea.

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Mpflemin October 25, 2010 at 5:00 am

twin cube:
sculpture measuring the exact difference in height and weight of twin brothers (and collaborators) Alan and Michael Fleming

http://spatialinterventions.com/ourdifferencecube.html

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brilliant October 26, 2010 at 1:10 pm

cubetastic!

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Detgaarfint October 26, 2010 at 4:44 pm
Rody November 2, 2010 at 4:44 am

i would like to suggest a cube by Jesus Rafael Soto: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-NEopgPxAqk.

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Joseph K Levene Fine Art Ltd November 8, 2010 at 10:21 pm

Browse the Tony Rosenthal website to view other Sculptures created by the Artist at http://tonyrosenthal.com, including the following:

Tony Rosenthal Selection of Cube Sculpture Commissions in Public and Private Collections:
http://www.tonyrosenthal.com/OutdoorCubes.htm

Tony Rosenthal Selections of Cube & Squares Sculptures, featuring a selection of Sculptures created over 5 decades.
http://www.tonyrosenthal.com/Gallery/Cubes.htm

Tony Rosenthal Cube Maquette, 1966, in plywood, that pre-dates the famous Astor Place Cube titled Alamo, 1967:
http://www.tonyrosenthal.com/Cubes/1104.htm

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artdejavu.net March 16, 2012 at 4:45 am

Check Pistoletto’s and Janssens’ mirrowed cubes:

http://www.artdejavu.net/dejavu/index.php?level=picture&id=125&tipo=37

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Fabio April 18, 2014 at 6:34 pm

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