Friday, August 26, 2016

Teddy Bears, Teddy Bears everywhere

Teddy bears have long been an emblem of comfort and security. From a child clutching his stuffed bear close after hearing something go bump in the night to a kindergartener proudly sharing her beloved toy during show-and-tell, the cute stuffed animals have long been synonymous with youth. But in “Partners (The Teddy Bear Project)” (2002), a massive photo installation by curator and collector Ydessa Hendeles that’s on display now through September 25 at the New Museum in New York, it’s apparent that a teddy bear’s reach goes way beyond childhood.
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