Prominent contemporary artists including David Salle, Dustin Yellin and Ugo Rodinone, shared some of their earliest childhood works with T. Can you match the past with the present?
Can You Match These Artists With Their Childhood Works?
By KAT HERRIMAN and GAY GASSMANN
Memorialized on refrigerators, enshrined in albums and entombed in attics, childhood art offers a small window into our former selves. A ticklish, sometimes embarrassing trip down memory lane, these early works, of varying skill and vision, often feel prophetic — especially when it comes to those wide-eyed individuals who turn art-making into a career. While artists like John Baldessari and Richard Prince have gone to infamous lengths to obliterate their archives, others have retained these pieces as personal artifacts. In a new series for T, artists pair a piece of their past with the present.
Test your curatorial chops by correctly guessing which work each artist created as a child. Works can be guessed in any order.
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