The first image is Hiroshi Sugimoto’s 1996 photograph Sea of Japan. Below it is Tom Friedman’s 2012 Untitled (Seascape), which the Saint Louis Art Museum acquired last year. Made out of paper, it’s one of Friedman’s three Untitled (Seascapes). Each is a different size.
Untitled (Seascape) will be in the first permanent collection gallery in SLAM’s new David Chipperfield-design wing for (mostly) contemporary art. The new SLAM opens on June 29.
On this week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast, Friedman talks about this work, what motivated it — and when in the process of making it he thought about Sugimoto and other artists who have made similar seascapes.
Watercolour work of Eric Ravilious. I love this work, much in the same way as I appreciate the subtlety of the watercolour work of Angie Lewin. One can only wonder that he produced so much beautiful work in such a short life. An official War Artist, he died before reaching 40. He was killed on 2 September 1942 while accompanying an RAF air sea rescue mission off Iceland that failed to return to its base.