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January 25, 2008

Unpainted Sculpture

The piece at the Walker Art Center that I saw and remember always loving is "Unpainted Sculpture" by Charles Ray. I've never been into modern art all that much but seeing a life size car being molded and put on display like that is astonishing. The thought that it's not finished yet by calling it "unpainted" is ironic to me considering the actual condition of the car itself. The detail that went into this can make me appreciate how much work the artist put into it.