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Tim at the Met

As part of a Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibition entitled The Pictures Generation, 1974-1984, Tim Buckley and Larry Beckett's Song to the Siren is being used in David Salle's 1977 piece.

"It is an installation in a room with two photographs and programmed lights and sound, the latter being Tim Buckley's "Song to the Siren" which plays over two speakers as part of the piece," said curator Douglas Eklund, "Basically, the work is in an a-b-a structure: first the song plays, there is a pause, and then the lights on the floor flash on and off in a random sequence for two minutes, followed by another pause after which the song starts again. It is very haunting and moving."

Pictures Generation of New York Contemporary Artists
Featured in Spring Metropolitan Museum Exhibition

April 21–August 2, 2009

Joyce and Robert Menschel Hall for Modern Photography and The Tisch Galleries, second floor

The first major museum exhibition to focus on the highly influential group of New York artists known as the Pictures Generation will be presented at The Metropolitan Museum of Art from April 21 through August 2, 2009. It will trace the development of one of the most important art movements of the last quarter of the 20th century, which included some of the key figures in contemporary art: Robert Longo, Cindy Sherman, Richard Prince, Sherrie Levine, David Salle, Matt Mullican, Jack Goldstein, James Welling, and Troy Brauntuch.

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