Top-10 of un-touchable art

Tony Cragg: Eroded Landscape

Tony Cragg: Eroded Landscape

As I wrote earlier, I really love the feel of things.  It’s as if I cannot really connect to something that I have not touched. Unfortunately – but understandably – musea and galleries  usually have strict ‘hands off’ policies. In my own work I try to tempt the viewer to become a do-er, to tempt them to use their hands to explore the work. See experiments 001, 002 and 003 for example. I have not met with any great success yet. Apparently the ‘hands-off’ sign the art world imprints on  it’s followers is very dominant. Or maybe I just didn’t try hard enough, or didn’t leave the right clues. Have to work on that some more. 

Anyway, as a little thought experiment I will list my very own  top-10 of works of art that I have seen at museums and that made  my hands itch. Here goes, in no particular order:

Claudie Hunziger: titel?
Claudie Hunziger: titel?
Anish Kapoor: As if to Celebrate, I Discovered a Mountain Blooming with Red Flowers
Anish Kapoor: As if to Celebrate, I Discovered a Mountain Blooming with Red Flowers
Jean-Honoré Fragonard: Denis Diderot, Louvre
Jean-Honoré Fragonard: Denis Diderot, Louvre
Guiseppe Penone: titel?
Guiseppe Penone: titel?
Marc Mulders: Titel?
Marc Mulders: Titel?
Lucian Freud: Leigh under the skylight, 1994
Lucian Freud: Leigh under the skylight, 1994
Anish Kapoor: Ishi's Light 2003, Tate Modern
Anish Kapoor: Ishi’s Light 2003, Tate Modern

Richard Long, 'Halifax Circle' Delabole Slate, 1989.
Richard Long, ‘Halifax Circle’ Delabole Slate, 1989.

 

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