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Olaf Breuning, ‘Clouds’, 2014, Public Art Fund
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Olaf Breuning

Clouds, 2014

Powder-coated aluminum, steel
Location
New York
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Sculpture
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Courtesy of the artist and Metro Pictures. Photo credit: Liz Ligon
Olaf Breuning
Swiss, b. 1970
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Olaf Breuning creates videos, sculptures, drawings, and installations that investigate kitsch, appropriation, cliché, and popular culture, and hint at a collective visual iconography. Breuning’s unique mode of pastiche is eclectic by design, drawing icons from sources both high and low, Edvard Munch to Andy Warhol's Marilyns to the Easter Bunny. In “The Art Freaks,” a series of 2011 color photographs, Breuning painted nude models' bodies to evoke the signature styles of influential 20th-century artists like Pablo Picasso, Francis Bacon, Jackson Pollock, and On Kawara, questioning our relationship to supposed “masterpieces,” as well as our mediated experience of them through reproductions.

Olaf Breuning, ‘Clouds’, 2014, Public Art Fund
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About the work
Medium
Sculpture
Image rights
Courtesy of the artist and Metro Pictures. Photo credit: Liz Ligon
Olaf Breuning
Swiss, b. 1970
Follow

Olaf Breuning creates videos, sculptures, drawings, and installations that investigate kitsch, appropriation, cliché, and popular culture, and hint at a collective visual iconography. Breuning’s unique mode of pastiche is eclectic by design, drawing icons from sources both high and low, Edvard Munch to Andy Warhol's Marilyns to the Easter Bunny. In “The Art Freaks,” a series of 2011 color photographs, Breuning painted nude models' bodies to evoke the signature styles of influential 20th-century artists like Pablo Picasso, Francis Bacon, Jackson Pollock, and On Kawara, questioning our relationship to supposed “masterpieces,” as well as our mediated experience of them through reproductions.

Olaf Breuning

Clouds, 2014

Powder-coated aluminum, steel
Location
New York
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