Stanley Kubrick's art world influences
By David Ng
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John McCracken( Squidds & Nunns )
Installation of artwork by John McCracken at Hoffman Borman Gallery in Santa Monica in 1988.
Many people assume that Kubrick's monoliths were created by or at least based on the famous geometric planks by artist John McCracken. The movie was released two years after McCracken debuted his planks, and the artist has stated that he did not work on the movie. Still, the resemblance is strong enough for LACMA to place one of the McCracken pieces in its collection among the objects from "2001."