Face-to-Face, from the National Portrait Gallery
Face-to-Face, from the National Portrait Gallery
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Ray Beldner, artist talk
39 minutes Posted Jul 28, 2009 at 1:00 pm.
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Ray Beldner makes art from the stuff of everyday life. His works can be found in public and private collections, including the Federal Reserve Board, the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, and here at the National Portrait Gallery. Two of Ray Beldner's works, "Avec Ma Langue Dans Ma Joue," or "With My Language in My Game," and "Duchamp Tout Fait" are on display as part of the museum's exhibition "Inventing Marcel Duchamp: The Dynamics of Portraiture." This exhibition showcases approximately 100 never-before-assembled portraits and self-portraits of Marcel Duchamp ranging from 1912 to the present, including works by his contemporaries Man Ray, Alfred Stieglitz, Francis Picabia, and Florine Stettheimer, as well as portraits by a more recent generation of artists, such as Andy Warhol, Jasper Johns, Sturtevant, Yasumasa Morimura, David Hammons, Beatrice Wood, Douglas Gordon, and Ray Beldner. Recorded at NPG, July 25, 2009. Image info:
"Avec Ma Langue Dans Ma Joue," or "With My Language in My Game" / Ray Beldner / Wood and plaster, flocked with ground money dust, 2007 / Courtesy of Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco and Caren Golden Fine Arts, New York City