Eating with the eyes

Gallery 204

IMG Ernesto Neto Iron Flower

This large color photograph is also a reference to the human body. During a stay in Dallas, Texas, Neto became interested in several sculptures in the Nasher Sculpture Center collection, and he took a series of close-up photographs of them. Neto himself talked about the images: “By taking pictures of sculptures, we can get very close to them, and show details and scratches as well as other particularities. These images had begun to dance with one another, showing their sex and libido, but at the same time remaining innocent and ambiguous.” This is one of those pictures. The little plants on the shelves give the works their full significance, introducing the idea of constantly growing life.

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