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#391 joethefoodie

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Posted 12 October 2018 - 05:21 PM

Charles White, at MoMA.

 

Every bit as intense, dramatic and moving as Kerry James Marshall's show was at the Met Breuer, back in late 2016.

 

In other words, just great - and go. 



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Posted 12 October 2018 - 06:01 PM

Good recommendation, thanks.

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Posted 27 October 2018 - 08:13 PM

Run don't walk to the Morgan Library to see the two Pontormos, the amazing altarpiece as well as an equally fine portrait. Mind-blowing.


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Posted 07 November 2018 - 02:07 AM

Loved this Picasso quote about Delacroix - "That bastard. He's really good."


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#395 joethefoodie

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Posted 10 November 2018 - 12:27 PM

Bruce Nauman at MoMA.  I think you have to be a Nauman fan (I am) to enjoy this show.  It doesn't have many pieces in it, but some classic and big works. It continues at PS1, and I look forward to heading there to see more.

 

Even if one isn't a fan, his influence on what "modern" art (or is that post modern modern?) is staggering.

 

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#396 Wilfrid

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Posted 10 November 2018 - 07:02 PM

Agreed, but I feel I’ve seen a lot of Nauman over the years. Maybe some of these pieces.

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Posted 12 November 2018 - 12:46 PM

Agreed, but I feel I’ve seen a lot of Nauman over the years. Maybe some of these pieces.

I'm pretty sure you've seen some of these pieces. Or heard them.

 

But I don't believe there has been a show of this scope, at least not in NYC, in the last decade or two.



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Posted 12 November 2018 - 11:07 PM

Mm, it’s tempting. And it’s one of those maybe never again shows.

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Posted 13 November 2018 - 12:23 PM

Mm, it’s tempting. And it’s one of those maybe never again shows.

And don't forget, you also get the Charles White, at the same time.



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Posted 14 November 2018 - 03:50 AM

I had an opportunity to see Posing Modernity: The Black Model from Manet and Matisse to Today at the newly re-located Wallach Gallery . Definitely a thought provoking show. See it before it moves to the Musee D'Orsay in March.


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Posted 20 November 2018 - 11:10 PM

Why on earth is the Met’s show of Armenian art called “Armenia!”? Like, wow!

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Posted 20 November 2018 - 11:12 PM

Oh, “Epic Abstraction” (sic). New Director must be mad.

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Posted 21 November 2018 - 06:42 PM

Why on earth is the Met’s show of Armenian art called “Armenia!”? Like, wow!

 

Yeah, that would be the musical.


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Posted 22 November 2018 - 04:59 AM

Warhol at the Whitney. Crowds were obscene and (I'm going to sound like an old lady here but...) the decorum was awful. I have extremely vivid memories of the Warhol retrospective at MOMA back in '89 and it's interesting to consider how the museum going experience has changed. Museums were quieter and you were able to spend time contemplating works. Now, I'm not sure if most people are actually looking. They seem to mostly be interested in taking either selfies of themselves in front of the work or just photographing it. 

 

Now that I've finished complaining...I think what the show does well is remind folks that Warhol was an incredibly gifted artist. If you look at some of this line drawings, they're really exquisite and deceivingly simple. I can't help wondering what he would have created if he had lived another 25 years. I think he would have loved the digital age. 


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Posted 22 November 2018 - 02:00 PM

I loathe the whole selfie in front of famous art work thing...

 

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I mean, does it really make the work of art look better.

 

However, I do take a few pictures of the art; I only take pix when no one else is viewing the work. And it also helps me remember what, when and where I've seen stuff...

 

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