Picasso once said : Good artists borrow, great artists steal

i don’t know where i would place artist sam taylor wood in the master’s sentence, but i’ve always loved figuring out where an artist’s inspiration comes from.  i’m sure everyone has had the feeling of being so sure that an artist’s piece reminds one of another artist’s work and think that it might have inspired him/her…

well sam taylor wood’s work is obviously based on reinterpreting references, as in her earlier work, when her work was rather painting-like. she later introduced the the suspended pictures that are based on “le saut” (the jump) from yves klein.

so all that just to tell you that i’m pretty sure the crying men is a smart modernization of bas jan ader‘s finest work “i’m too sad to tell you”. by pp’