Urs Fischer, Untitled, 2011
(Wax, wicks, steel)
A life-size wax statue of the artist’s friend Rudolf Stingel. One of a series of works in which wicks were placed in strategic spots on the sculpture so that it gradually melted down in the course of the month-long exhibition.
Pluto e Proserpina (Pluto and Persephone)
By far, my favorite piece of almost all Italian art by my favorite Italian artist, Bernini. And to think, this was done with marble, 400 years ago, by a man of only 23 years.
Amazing, yes. Although I’ve only ever heard this piece referred to as, “The Rape of Prosperina.”