Sam Francis

Untitled, 1984

106.7 X 73 inch

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What is wire?

What is wire?

Wire is a single strand or rod of flexible metal. One of its earliest uses was for making chains and decorations for jewelry. It comes in varied thicknesses, and may be bent, braided and cut using wire tools, to create sculpture, assemblage and mobiles.

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Body Art

It is made on/with human body. Body piercings and tattoos are the common body arts. However, there are other types that include branding, scarification, scalping, body painting, full tattoo on the body, shaping and sub-dermal implants. Body art also refers to a sub category of performance arts.

Generative Art

It refers to art wholly or partly created through a special autonomous system. In this context, the autonomous system can be an independent or a non human one, capable of determining its features that would otherwise be determined by the artist. The generative system can take the creator's role or his artistic creator. Generative art is often used to refer to the algorithmically computer generated work.

Young British Artists (YBAs)

Also known as Britart and Brit artists. All these terms refer to a group of artists who started exhibiting together in the year 1988 in London. Majority of the artists graduated at Goldsmiths from BA fine arts course in the late 1980s. They are famous for wild living, use of waste/ throwaway materials and both entrepreneurial and oppositional attitude. In addition, they dominated British art and achieved wide media coverage. Most of these artists were collected and supported initially by Charles Saatchi.

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