Walking Figures

Walking Figures

In auto sales, a situation in which a potential customer tells a salesperson that he/she wishes to look at some other dealerships. The salesperson will respond by quoting an impossibly low sales price for a vehicle. The intent of walking figures is to encourage the customer to come back to that dealership, at which time the salesperson will quote the real price.
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Movement, the fourth dimension--or, more precisely, the illusion of it--runs through this collection, from the dynamic swirling skirts of Picasso's dancers and the walking figures to the pencil-drawn automobiles, trains and cafes of Balia, Roberto Baldessari and Rafael Barradas.
Julian Opie exploded on to the British art scene in the 1980s; his easily recognisable style characterised by minimalist line portraits and animated walking figures.
Later the walking figures appear in elevation in a cross section of the building and its atrium.
Either way it's always entertaining and worth a pause (especially the two LED sculptures of walking figures atop the Tweed Courthouse steps).
The architect of Chase Manhattan's headquarters downtown, Gordon Bunshaft, had envisioned three colossal walking figures, high enough to stand up to the looming office buildings with which the space was surrounded.
The subjects watched movies of whole and fragmented walking figures and detected changes in the pattern of walking, while the fMRI identified the reactions of their brains.
After The Reflecting Pool, visitors walk through installations including Heaven and Earth (1992), in which footage of a dying woman is reflected in the face of a newborn baby, and The Veiling (1995), a double projection of walking figures on hanging layers of translucent scrim, which, on my visit, was temporarily installed in the studio (Fig.
The main gallery featured "Motion & Rest," a 2002 series of six wall-mounted works displaying looped footage of the shadowy forms of androgynous walking figures.