The State Fair of Texas: A Feeling, in Pictures

Jenny Holzer, THE LIVING SERIES: SOMETIMES YOU HAVE NO OTHER CHOICE..., 1980-1982

It’s State Fair time again. I haven’t been in nearly a decade, but I’ve promised my small people I’ll go this year. I look forward to it with a kind of glee mixed with fear – a potent cocktail born of memories of sickness and stickiness and the smell of livestock. In honor of those memories, and to making odoriferous new ones, here’s a “What the State Fair of Texas Makes me Feel Like” art round-up, complete with freaks, things that moo or poo, lard, things that look like lard, digestible indigestibles, and other saccharine banalities.

William Eggleston, from Los Alamos, 1966 - 1974

Claus Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen, French Fries and Ketchup, 1963

Peter Saul, Icebox Number 9, 1963

Elizabeth Crawford, Scream, 2006

Janine Antoni, Gnaw, 1992

Rebbeca Warren, Yes, Olga, 2007

Margaret Meehan, The Pugilist, 2011

Neo Rauch, Kühlraum, 2002

Jeff Koons, Ushering in Banality, 1988

Martin Paar, Boy with Popsicle,

Lindee Climo, Brockle Ox Team, 2009

Tim Berg and Rebekah Myers, As good as gold, 2011

 

Image Sources:

  1.  Jenny Holzer, THE LIVING SERIES: SOMETIMES YOU HAVE NO OTHER CHOICE…, 1980-1982
  2. William Eggleston, from Los Alamos, 1966 – 1974
  3. Claus Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen, French Fries and Ketchup, 1963
  4. Peter Saul, Icebox Number 9, 1963
  5. Elizabeth Crawford, Scream, 2006
  6. Janine Antoni, Gnaw, 1992
  7. Rebbeca Warren, Yes, Olga,2007
  8. Margaret Meehan, The Pugilist, 2011
  9. Neo Rauch, Kühlraum, 2002
  10. Jeff Koons, Ushering in Banality, 1988
  11. Martin Paar, Boy with Popsicle
  12. Lindee Climo, Brockle Ox Team, 2009
  13. Tim Berg and Rebekah Myers, As good as gold, 2011

also by Lucia Simek

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