• Flow Separation: Tauba Auerbach Transforms a New York City Fireboat With Contemporary Camouflage

    4 monthes ago - By Colossal

    New York City's historic Fireboat John J. Harvey has been transformed into a dazzling display of red and white marbling in a new piece by artist Tauba Auerbach. Flow Separation is a co-commission by the Public Art Fund and 14-18 NOW , a UK arts program created for the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. For the new piece Auerbach used the visual language of early 20th-century dazzle camouflage , a technique invented by British painter Norman Wilkinson during WWI to distort a ship's form and confuse enemies who might be tracking its direction or speed.
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