Jimmie Durham was an American sculptor and pretendian.
He is known for such works as Still Life With Spirit and Xitle (2007).
It features a 1992 Chrysler Spirit smashed by a 9-ton boulder of red basalt from the Mexican volcano Xitle.
Durham gave the stone a cartoon-like face afterwards. As of 2021, it was located at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.
Dani Karavan (1930 – 2021) was an Israeli sculptor best known for Passages; Homage to Walter Benjamin (1994).
Les dessins de Rodin, part 1
Les dessins de Rodin, part 2
While researching my thesis, I came across the text “Les Dessins de Rodin” (above), in which Arthur Symons says:
“The principle of Rodin‘s work is sex-a sex aware of itself, and expending energy desperately to reach an impossible goal.”
Also new to me was Rodin’s Iris, Messenger of the Gods and “Rodin’s Reputation“, Anne Wagner’s deft article on it.
All my research on Rodin and eroticism can be found at Eros and Rodin.