Visual Art What’s the Scariest Work of Art Ever?
posted by October 17 at 11:43 AMon
What Schmader posted this morning—Rolling Stone’s investigation into how the GOP has already stolen the election—has me even more scared about this election than I was before.
In the name of Scared, then, I am inaugurating a contest for scariest work of art. They’re hard to think of, actually—you’ve got “The Scream” and maybe some Balthus but otherwise I mostly draw a blank. What is a work of art that actually scared you when you saw it??
Here’s my top pick: Bruce Nauman’s Pulling Mouth video from 1969, in which he pulls on his mouth and flashes his teeth in horrible ways for minutes on end.