Visual Art Currently Hanging
posted by August 18 at 16:36 PMon
Diem Chau’s Boy and Girl, carved crayons and wood, 3 inches high
This, or actually some just like it by the Seattle artist, are currently “hanging” in the September issue of Harper’s, where they illustrate a story called “Tyranny of the test: One year as a Kaplan coach in the public schools.” You can kind of see them here, but if you want to get a close look you have to pick up a copy or become a subscriber.
Judging from this web mini-view, though, which is appropriately Lilliputian, I especially like the use of the sculpture perched on the tip of a pencil, like some post-“Sesame Street” Giacometti.
And now, please enjoy a “Sesame Street” clip from 1972 involving Stevie Wonder, a vocoder, a vest, and a classic song that is marginally about counting.
(Thanks for the tip, Steven.)