OK, now it’s time to arrange the participants in the MOMA’s “Marina Abramović: The Artist Is Present” Flickr set by number of minutes each person stared at Abramovic. The Paco dude who went about a dozen times is the only person, apparently, to have stayed the whole day. It’s interesting to read the comments on the portraits of the long-suffering sitters; some people are understandably pissed to have been behind them.
Surprisingly, women made up the vast majority of the top 50 sitters; 37 by my quick visual count. Just a statistical fluke? Does the MOMA have a higher base of female visitors? Did females identify more with the female artist?
(One of Marina’s photos is mistakenly labeled, which is why my script placed her in this list…too lazy to fix right now)
See my list of the top 200 most popular portraits from Marina’s exhibit.
Photos by Marco Anelli. © 2010 Marina Abramović