SF MOMA and Andy Warhol
Dying is the most embarassing thing that can happen to you, someone else has to take care of all of your details. ~ Andy Warhol
A couple of weekends ago I finally decided to make it to Museum of Modern Art in San Francisco. I have a love/hate relationship with modern art. There is some work I really love and then their is works like these that I can never believe someone paid money for, I guess that makes the artists brilliant business people at the very least.
There is one I refuse to post here, a series of sheets starting with a single box and increasingly adding straight lines til the end result is basically a piece of graph paper. I don’t get it.
There were some really wonderful pieces at the museum and below are some of my favorites. The first, this giant face was six foot long but seemed incredibly real.
The works below in oil and straw might have been my favorites of the day. The use of the texture made them really spectacular.
I love the piece below by Sigmar Polke. Click on it to get the larger image and you’ll see the ephemeral figure in front of the wizard. In the gallery it’s a huge life size piece and the differences in solidity of the images and creation of depth is really spectacular.
On the way to SF MOMA in the morning, I took this photo in the BART station, just a lovely little message from universe.
The museum is currently running a really interesting exhibit on photography errors. Some of these won’t make any sense to those of you who never shot with film, but a big part of the exhibit is one of my favorite errors, double exposures.
There is also a lovely space exhibit, it’s a mix of space suits, books, models of spaceships and offworld living facilities interspersed with monitors playing science fiction films and finally some really intricate and beautiful space art.
Finally, although it has now left MOMA’s big exhibition for the last couple of months has been an Andy Warhol exhibit. Having visited the Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh there wasn’t much new to expect from the exhibit. However, there were a couple of things I hadn’t seen before, first there were some portraits I hadn’t seen.
Some familiar bits.
An interesting new piece I hadn’t seen before.