End Piece: the last artwork of great artists
April 29, 2012 9:59 AM   Subscribe

Piet Mondrian (1872–1944). Victory Boogie Woogie, 1944.

I sincerely hope that my last impression upon this life, whatever that may be, could justly be called the Victory Boogie Woogie.
posted by 3FLryan at 10:12 AM on April 29, 2012 [3 favorites]

This a very cool idea. Thanks!
posted by Thorzdad at 10:13 AM on April 29, 2012

The Matta-Clark one is brilliant. It reminds me of a friend's biro drawings to show how alcohol molecules suffocate and strangle the flu particles. Higgs-Boozeons vs Fluine or something like that.
posted by pmcp at 10:16 AM on April 29, 2012

A very interesting idea, although I'd like to see a broader range of artists... its kinda heavy on the more modern end.
posted by blaneyphoto at 10:26 AM on April 29, 2012

The Rothko one always give me chills considering he slit his wrists and I just thinking of that red blood flowing over the floor making another colour field.
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 10:43 AM on April 29, 2012 [2 favorites]

There are several that are either unfinished (or seem commentaries on "unfinished-ness," for lack of a more elegant word), but Keith Haring's Unfinished Painting is going to stick with me for a while. It's impossible to separate 80s/90s NYC art from AIDS -- this torrent of color and creativity that just abruptly drops off into bare white canvas.
posted by The demon that lives in the air at 11:09 AM on April 29, 2012 [4 favorites]

The Félix González-Torres is stunning.
posted by Sreiny at 11:45 AM on April 29, 2012 [1 favorite]

So much sadness here, especially with the artists who died from AIDS related causes. The Haring really gets me too. But you gotta love Beuys.
posted by Cuke at 11:52 AM on April 29, 2012 [2 favorites]

the Hopper is an amazing painting. great project - would love to see more. here's a review of a 2011 MoMA show of de Kooning's late works - http://obit-mag.com/articles/late-revelations-willem-de-kooning-at-moma
posted by TMezz at 10:12 AM on April 30, 2012

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