Monday, July 19, 2010
I roamed around New York a bit on Saturday and stopped at the
Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art, and took a couple of pictures along the way.
Jasper Johns... [brain lesion corrected]
Contemplating Mark Rothko, at uncomfortably close proximity.
I absolutely love the technology floor of MOMA, with the furniture, the every day objects, etc. The Bell helecopter that is shown in the picture has been there forever, at least since 1984 when I saw it there. I was there in May when my daughter graduated from Law School and saw the Henri Cartier Bresson exhibit. Awesome.Superb museum.
Yes the flag is a Jasper Johns. WE have one in Los Angeles.
Oddly enough I was there Saturday afternoon too, before dinner and a show with my son and his girlfriend. NYC makes for a wonderful day.
Did you see/hear the "Days" installation? Weird, in an annoying sort of way, but an intriguing idea.
TH, looks great!
This is my first time in NYC, I spent Saturday doing one of the over-priced bus tours, waiting around the corner at FAO Schwarz & Central Park... It's so bloody hot here! Haven't been to any museums yet, this one looks good though.
For everyone going to MOMA and interested in "Days", here's the explanation.
I'm not knowledgeable about art, and my views aren't really educated, but I thought this was something potentially to play to detainees at Guantanamo (if they run low on 80's metal music). The idea is simple: loops of seven recorded voices speaking the days of the week. The sound you hear depends upon where in the installation you are standing. The guard, for example, was standing in the far corner of the room hoping not to have to listen to it anymore. Despite the insanity-inducing monotonal qualities of the recordings you find yourself interested in it. Strange.