Color Wheel is a series in which we identify a trending color in art, and post a daily image that illustrates its popularity. This week’s color is red.
Hee hee. Here’s a furry lil’ guinea pig sticking its face through a tube. Cute lil’ squishy looks ready for a meme, but no. This is Art.
Do not ask if art should seem like the latest fly-by-night, attention-grabbing image—this is the way of the world now. And frankly, I’m into this photo: It takes skill to photograph a guinea pig so that it seems pensive, almost angsty. Other people use Photoshop for that. Moreover, it’s an absurdly colossal portrait: This guinea pig portrait stands at a height of three-and-a-half-feet. Like a nightmare.
Josephine Pryde’s “Scale IV” will be on view through January 6, 2014 in MoMA’s New Photography 2013.