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ART TRIVIA X

91) Coosje van Bruggen and Claes Oldenburg first collaborated on what sculpture?


Coosje van Bruggen and Claes Oldenburg, a husband/wife team, first collaborated on Flashlight (1981), a huge outdoor sculpture at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

92) What American artist is known for nurse paintings?


The Nurse Paintings are a series by Richard Prince inspired by the covers and titles of pulp romance novels. Titles include Surfer Nurse, Naughty Nurse, Millionaire Nurse, and Dude Ranch Nurse, the books from which they were copied. In 2008 the painting Overseas Nurse fetched a then-record-breaking $8,452,000 at Sotheby's in London.

93) What American artist preferred to call his sculptures "structures"?


Sol LeWitt came to fame in the late 1960s with his wall drawings and "structures" (a term he preferred to "sculptures") but was prolific in a wide range of media including drawing, printmaking, photography, and painting.

94) What American artist is known for word paintings?


As with Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein, his East Coast counterparts, Ed Ruscha's artistic training was rooted in commercial art. His interest in words and typography ultimately provided the primary subject of his paintings, prints and photographs.

95) What American sculptor is known for her wax paintings and poured latex sculptures?


Lynda Benglis's work is noted for an unusual blend of organic imagery and confrontation with newer media. Her early work used materials such as beeswax before moving on to large polyurethane pieces in the 1970s and later to gold-leaf, zinc, and aluminum.

96) What American artist is best known for abstract, white-on-white paintings?


The majority of Robert Ryman's works feature abstract expressionist-influenced brushwork in white or off-white paint on square canvas or metal surfaces. "There is never any question of what to paint," he once said, "only how to paint."

97) What does Italian artist Maurizio Savini make sculptures out of?


Maurizio Savini aims to remember childhood and personal memories by sculpting pink chewing gum and fibreglass, hoping to provoke different "flavors" of reactions among the people who see them.

98) What artist's work has been stolen more than any other's?


Picasso has had more of his paintings stolen than any other artist. The Art Loss Register has 550 of his works listed as missing.

99) Who painted the Mona Lisa?


Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa has been described as "the best known, the most visited, the most written about, the most sung about, the most parodied work of art in the world".

100) What painting by Andrew Wyeth depicts a woman lying on the ground?


Christina's World depicts a woman lying on the ground in a treeless, mostly tawny field, looking up at a gray house on the horizon.


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