Watch Jim Lambie’s dream become real in this video.
From the MoMA website:
Color Chart celebrates a paradox: the lush beauty that results
when contemporary artists assign color decisions to chance, readymade
source, or arbitrary system. Midway through the twentieth century,
long-held convictions regarding the spiritual truth or scientific
validity of particular colors gave way to an excitement about color as
a mass-produced and standardized commercial product. The Romantic quest
for personal expression instead became Andy Warhol’s "I want to be a
machine;" the artistry of mixing pigments was eclipsed by Frank
Stella’s "Straight out of the can; it can’t get better than that."
is the first major exhibition devoted to this pivotal transformation,
featuring work by some forty artists ranging from Ellsworth Kelly and
Gerhard Richter to Sherrie Levine and Damien Hirst.
(Thanks, Jack and Long, for this one!)