Christian Marclay is a visual artist and sound composer who Time Magazine named this year as one of “the 100 most influential people in the world.”
Marclay experiments in various media mixing old records and turntables, musical instruments, video and film to create unique mixed-media collages.
His most recent mind-blowing artwork “The Clock” just opened at MoMA in New York and runs until January 21st, 2013. This exhibition is described as…
…a cinematic tour de force that unfolds on the screen in real time through thousands of film excerpts that form a 24-hour montage. Appropriated from the last 100 years of cinema’s rich history, the film clips chronicle the hours and minutes of the 24-hour period, often by displaying a watch or clock. The Clock incorporates scenes of everything from car chases and board rooms to emergency wards, bank heists, trysts, and high-noon shootouts.
One of his popular older installations and one the coolest things we’ve run across is his “Body Mix” series – finished in 1992. Marclay cleverly rigged together numerous famous (and not so famous) album covers with cotton thread and created artistic body poses.
Enjoy the photo gallery below. If you want to learn more about this fine artist and his work, go to his page at ArtNet.com. But make sure your purses and wallets are loaded up; some of his pieces cost up to half a million dollars.