So continuing on my New York exhibitions that I didn’t get share yet, here are a few places I went. So again I couldn’t resist showing another view of the skyline with this amazing blue sky.
Here again I saw the famous Guggenheim museum but you weren’t allowed to take photos of the art pieces so I can’t show you any pieces, but at least a bit of it’s architecture. I found it too crowded to my liking probably because of being so famous and all and the collection wasn’t all that phenomenal… But I must say the building is always a delight. Those pieces below are from the New Whitney Museum, that I also saw (not on the same day!) but I forgot to take a photo of the actual building. So I took this picture below from their website. It’s the new building that gives into the High Line which is wonderful to visit with any sunshine.
I really enjoyed the new building it’s very New York smart, and the collection is interesting. When I got there it just opened so there was a real hype and that meant queues for hours and hours. However I went to visit it late on a friday and that was just marvellous as there was hardly any queue and the entry was donation only. That’s a New York way to say you can give 1$ and that’s acceptable. I really enjoyed it! (not just the 1$ part but the actual visit of the place…)Morgan Russell Four Part Synchromy, Number 7, 1914-15 Oil on cardboard and canvas mounted on cardboard. Chiura Obata Mono Crater 1930, from the portofolio World Landscape Series “America” 1928-30
Willem de Kooning Door to the River 1960 Oil on Linen Jackson Pollock Number 27, 1950 Oil, enamel, Aluminium paint on canvas
Jean-Michel Basquiat Hollywood Africans 1983, Acrylic and oil stick on canvasAlma Thomas Mars Dust 1972 Acrylic on canvasElizabeth Murray Children Meeting 1978 Oil on canvas
New York seems like a dream to me now, and I am enjoying the rainy Paris weather. I can’t believe I haven’t shared with you an exhibitions I had seen while in NYC. The last few weeks I was in New York, I was franticly trying to see all the exhibitions I could before leaving. So today it’s Jean Michel Basquiat, that I love so so much!! Famous 1982 Acrylic and Xerox on canvas mounted on wood.
The exhibit was centred on his note books/sketch books and I just loved seeing how graphic and visual his writings were. He was such a poet, we assimilated everything around him and recreated in his own language, his own expressive way to communicate.
Untitled,1985 Xerox collage on wood box
Al Jolson, 1981 oil stick on paper
His images are so strong in their simplicity. He had such a natural fluidity that really comes across in his work. I loved his texts, they become part of the painting as they are so graphic, and that ultimately also became his stamp, to recognise his work.
Untitled (Bar), 1981 ink and wax crayon on paper
Untitled (God/Law), 1981 Oil stick on paper
Untitled (Leonardo Da Vinci), 1982 Acrylic and oil stick on paper
So that’s it, New York is over… can’t believe how quickly it went by.. And still quite jet lagged, and unpacking all my New York finds, especially my new make up.
I had a mini revolution thanks to my cousin who knows so much about make up! I feel I graduated into a woman now and I can proudly say that I am 30 years old (although most people think I’m still 22! which is good!) and I know what works for me. It’s wonderful.
It’s raining and cold compared to New York, so I am in my pijama, re-reading my US magazines and getting new ideas for my print collection that I am working on. Lots of projects, ideas for the future it’s all very exciting!