Some of the little inspiring bits from our visit to the Museum of Modern Art. My favorite exhibit in the entire museum was Taryn Simon's A Living Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters, I-XVIII. For the full post on that one, go here.
Great graphic pieces.
Ben's least favorite art ever. And it follows him everywhere.
These are candy wrappers, some empty--having been eaten by previous visitors--and others still filled with pineapple-flavored candy for newcomers to the room. Each person is invited to take a piece and to leave the wrapper on the floor with its brothers. Particular emphasis was placed on the fact that this is an "endless supply." Every so often, more candies are added. We are part of an endless cycle, circle, timeline.
"Untitled" (Placebo), 1991
Candies, individually wrapped in silver cellophane, endless supply. By Felix Gonzales-Torres
(in memory of a friend who died of HIV/AIDS)
Striking grid, utilizing frame as part of the entire image. I can see this on a smaller scale in a home.
I'm a huge fan of graphics mixed together. MoMA made me want to go to Etsy and buy a dozen more prints for my walls.
My midcentury heart beats wildly.
I've dissected the meaning of this exhibit. It's brilliant.
Even the view from the windows of MoMA is a piece of art.
Me outside the museum. What is not as evident: how entirely exhausted we both were at this point. A three-hour nap came soon after. Followed by dinner on a patio at 10 o'clock, and a midnight movie at the IFC Theater (Jiro Dreams of Sushi). This was also, stunning, beautiful art--both the film and the subject matter: the world's best sushi chef and his legacy.