Cubism for Our Times, from Lucas Blalock at the Met

THE DAILY PIC: Blalock's eyes are in two places at once.

THE DAILY PIC (#1482): Both Chairs in CW’s Living Room, a photo by Lucas Blalock, is one of the gems from Reconstructions: Recent Photographs and Video from the Met Collection, at (of course) the Metropolitan Museum in New York. The picture comes very close to achieving an impossible goal that art has set itself at least since Cubism: To represent two pieces of space at the same time, in a single image. I love the way Blalock perfectly balances the two views of “CW’s” chair, as though the artist has been faced with having to choose where to sit down, and doesn’t want to offend either seat. (Purchase, Vital Projects Fund Inc. Gift, through Joyce and Robert Menschel, 2014; © Lucas Blalock)

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