01 August 2013


 RADIANT BABY  IN LE CORBUSIER'S RADIANT CITY !


PREVIOUSLY, ALBERT OEHLEN WAS TALKING TO BASQUIAT ABOUT THE HUMAN BRAIN AND GRAY'S ANATOMY - THE TEXT BOOK BY HENRY GRAY ON HUMAN ANATOMY
THAT'S BECAUSE HE WANTED TO TAKE KEITH HARING'S RADIANT BABY TO  LE CORBUSIER'S RADIANT CITY - A LINEAR CITY BASED UPON THE ABSTRACT SHAPE OF THE HUMAN BODY WITH HEAD, SPINE, ARMS AND LEGS.
RADIANT CITY ( VILLE RADIEUSE ) - AN UNREALISED PROJECT DESIGNED BY THE SWISS ARCHITECT LE CORBUSIER IN 1924 - REPRESENTED AN UTOPIAN DREAM TO REUNITE MAN WITHIN A WELL-ORDERED ENVIRONMENT.  
DELIGHTED BY THE IDEA, KEITH HARING IMMEDIATELY LET THEM GO: HAND IN HAND WITH ALBERT OEHLEN AND BASQUIAT, THE RADIANT BABY HEADED FOR THE ROOFTOP NURSERY ( LA MATERNELLE, SEEN BELOW )   OF THE RADIANT CITY.   "COR    BUSIER!          COR  BLIMEY !"  GASPED PETER SAVILLE, AS HE WATCHED THEM FLY AWAY.  BEGÜM 

TOP  LE CORBUSIER AND HIS DRAWING OF THE RADIANT CITY (VILLE RADIEUSE)  PHOTOGRAPHED BY WILLY RIZZO  AT LE CORBUSIER'S ATELIER.  AND BASQUIAT, TUXEDO, 1982-83, SERIGRAPHY ON CANVAS.           BOTTOM  ALBERT OEHLEN,KIEFER'S BRAIN IS STILL ALIVE, 2000. HOMAGE TO ANSELM KIEFER.  AND  KEITH HARING, BRAIN, 1985





























  









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