Happiness is Art: Andy Warhol
Andy Warhol was a freakin genius! I say that as someone who quite honestly never really dug his work. The pop art thing never really did it for me. Not that I don’t dig some of the things he did. His multi-media concert work was brilliant, I like the pieces I’m including with this post, I think the cows are oddly soothing.
But Warhol was certainly a genius, he figured out how to make his art cool and popular, he seemingly could see the avant garde edge of society. Essentially from my perspective he was able to see everything that I hate about society, fads, trends, what’s cool, right now! But I appreciate that genius, and I do credit him for also being able to maneuver within that sliver of edge time and at times, change it’s direction. It is a shame that his life was cut short, it would have been very interesting to see what he would have done next.
It’s been a Warhol kind of year for me, I visited the Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh in October, it’s a really cool place and one of the more interesting museums I’ve ever attended. For Warholics, is that a thing, it must be damn near heaven, you can almost believe you’re in the factory at times.
Today I visited the traveling Warhol exhibit at the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento. I love the Crocker, the Warhol exhibit was a little bit of a let down, too much focus on his screen print and painted portraits. Although there were two really cool features to the exhibit. There was a factory room for kids of all ages where you could make your own art as well as a set up to do your own screen test and have it emailed out to you. I think it would have been better if the tests were also looped and displayed but I’m nit picking.
One side note today I also discovered the art of Eduardo Carrillo, his stuff is very cool. Here are a few of his pieces, enjoy and have a happy day my friends ~ Rev Kane
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