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photography by Oi-Cheong Lee

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Face by
Joanne Pillsbury
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Mask [Olmec]

Being able to recognize a face is one of those fundamental survival skills.
#95
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Oi-Cheong Lee
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Rotations
Blazing Saddle by
Donald La Rocca
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Saddle (gser sga) [Tibetan, Derge]

This tradition of highly decorative saddles continues uninterrupted in Tibet for at least a thousand years.
#66
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Oi-Cheong Lee
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On Site
Playing from Memory by
Eric Kjellgren
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Slit Gong (Atingting kon) [Tin Mweleun; Vanuatu, Ambrym Island]

The ancestors watch over human activities, but are also connected with the larger workings of the cosmos.
#33
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Oi-Cheong Lee
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Close-Ups
Drama by
Peter Barnet
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Plaque with the Journey to Emmaus and Noli Me Tangere [Spanish]

The power that this sculpture has is precisely in the fact that it’s not always so concerned with naturalism and it’s really concerned with telling a story.
#28
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Oi-Cheong Lee
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Juxtapositons
Over the Top by
Beth Carver Wees
, curator

Designed by Paulding Farnham (American); Manufactured by Tiffany & Co.: The Adams Vase

It’s not something for everyone, but in terms of its moment it’s a star.
#23
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Oi-Cheong Lee
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Clips
Extreme Fashion by
Andrew Bolton
, curator

Alexander McQueen (British): No. 13 [Collection]

When I first watched it, it was purely visceral, and made me question the requisites of clothing.
#11
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Oi-Cheong Lee
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Winners and Losers by
Xavier Salomon
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Giovanni Battista Tiepolo (Italian): The Triumph of Marius

Tiepolo’s style, and the same is true for opera, is that more is more.
#5
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Oi-Cheong Lee
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