James Sheehan, Death of Malevich

Art, Installation
You're going to have to look a bit hard for this long-term installation by ultraminiaturist James Sheen: It consists of a postage-stamp–size watercolor, embedded in a basement corridor. The image is based on a 1935 photo of the Russian avant-gardist Kasimir Malevich on his deathbed, surrounded by his works, including what is perhaps his most famous painting, Black Square, seen hanging over his head. Sheehan is perhaps drawing parallels between Malevich's work and his own, comparing his brand of visual absolutism (he rarely works on a scale larger than two inches in any dimension) to that of Malevich.


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