Bjarne Melgaard in his blanket installation at Frieze New York.
Imitating the Mountains, 2005
ALEXANDRE DA CUNHA
Alexandre da Cunha, Quilt (raft), 2011 Concrete lintels, woolen blanket
BLACK EYED SUSAN BLANKET
It remains a long-standing tradition to present the winner of the Preakness a blanket of Black-Eyed Susans, which is draped across the shoulders of the winning horse. Upon completion, the center of the daisies are daubed with black lacquer to recreate the appearance of a Black-Eyed Susan. The blanket is then sprayed with water and refrigerated until Preakness Day, when it...
In this Friday, April 5, 2013 photo a ski resort employee stands on top of a snow storage next to rolls of insulated blankets. The Rosa Khutor Alpine skiing resort which is hosting the 2014 Winter Olympics is set to store nearly half a million cu. meters of snow collected in piles tightly covered by insulated blankets.(AP Photo/ Nataliya Vasilyeva)(Credit: AP)
Hand knit blankets protest cuts to medicare.
LISA ANN AUERBACH
Blanket of Death
Corporate Blanket no.1
Detail shots from Helen Mirra’s exhibition 33 Bergwanderwege.
Inside one of the Number Four prison cells - prisoners used to make sculptures from their blankets to appease the wardens and secure special privileges. This one is of an army tanker.
Portrait sessions in the late 1800s ‘were challenging for sitters because of the slow emulsion sensitivity and consequently lengthy exposure times. In the case of children, one stress-reducing device for keeping them still was to cloak mothers and disguise them as a support on or against which the child rested. Parents went to great lengths to make the portraits appear as natural...
The Basotho people also known as Sotho, are Bantu people of the Kingdom of Lesotho (lusō’tō), an enclave within the Republic of South Africa. Maseru is the capital and largest city. There are ten administrative districts. Lesotho is often referred to as “the roof of Africa”.
Cartoon by Frank Duggan, 1958.
This article discusses three 18th- and 19th-century quilts in the V&A’s collections, whose histories of making were revealed through X-radiography, as much as the materials they were made of. MORE HERE
Ulla von Brandenburg
A quilt from Ulla von Brandenburg’s 2010 exhibition at Pilar Corrias Gallery.
NAGALAND TRADITIONAL BLANKET
Blanket Dance by MGM Grand.
Untitled, 2012 Satin, fleece 72 x 54 in
Travis Meinolf: Action Weaver
If you need a blanket, Travis Meinolf, the self-appointed Action Weaver, will give you one. For free. And it won’t be a common fleece or wool number. It will look like folk art. It could be made by the artist or by many hands, and perhaps strung together from woven cloths of varying stripes, colors, and sizes. These free hand-woven blankets are a component of the artist’s ongoing project...
Johannes VanDerBeek, Pilgrim Ghost, 2009 Oil and varnish on aluminum
Monument in Bocairent, Spain.
Buscando la Malinche, woven by Irvin Trujillo, Chimayó, New Mexico, 1986.
Detail of an English Christening blanket made from satin, silk, gold and silver bobbin lace, 1651 - 1675. From the V&A’s collections.
Margaret Barker, Any Morning, exhibited 1929, oil on canvas. Tate collection.
70s bedspreads found on Flickr
Imitation/Enigma (2). 2008. Box, adhesive tape, rope, padding material, and blanket, 23 5/8 x 39 3/8 x 11 13/16” (60 x 100 x 30 cm). © Henrik Olesen. Courtesy the artist and Galerie Daniel Buchholz, Cologne and Berlin
Last year I made a couple of blanket sculptures in school based on some of my thoughts around biography. Through life we are covered in various blankets. From bright cuddly baby blankets to fashionable interior decorations – and in the end some old dusty rags. The blankets are nested around each other like a spiral. Nesting the blankets gives a logical layered structure repeating itself as it...
Untitled, 2012, Ceramic, 45 x 58 x 27 inches Blanketed figure in downward dog yoga pose.