At Alexander and Bonin, Mona Hatoum Shows a Cup that Captures Coupledom

THE DAILY PIC: The British artist creates a vessel for ideas.

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THE DAILY PIC (#1343): This is T42 – get it? “tea-for-two” – by Mona Hatoum, and I think it’s a fine example of her super-condensed surrealism at its best. The piece is on view in the summer group show at Alexander and Bonin gallery in New York. I think it’s a fine portrayal of the Venn-diagram life that coupled people lead, overlapping and separate at once. So I’m sending this Daily Pic out in honor of the Supreme Court’s ruling in favor of gay marriage, but also for two dear friends of mine who just tied the knot for the first time: A. & A., may your tea never cool. (Image courtesy Alexander and Bonin, New York; photo by Iain Dickens)

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