Friday, May 27, 2016

New York trip continued

So much more art to see in New York.
Our first stop was at the Met's Breuer (formerly the Whitney)
 The large exhibit at the Breuer was a wonderful example 
of art through the ages that was considered unfinished. 
 Part of the artwork did appear unfinished but some did not.
 I had neglected to write down each of the artist's names 
as I was photographing their work and I am sorry about that.
 I am always fascinated when hands are the theme of the art, 
whether drawn, painted, or sculptural.
This one in marble is by Louise Nevelson.
 A small mixed media work.
 Who would ever guess that this 6 panel 
(approximately 5 feet high) painting is by Cy Twombly.
I had to read the signage to discover the artist's name.
This drawing was not in the Unfinished exhibit but off in a side gallery. 
I could not believe that this tiny work was drawn. 
It looked so much like a photograph of basket weaving or a textile.
 Walking to the lower East Side we were searching for a tiny store
we had read about. It is CW Pencils Enterprise, 
a tiny shop filled with all kinds of pencils, erasers, 
pencil sharpeners and a few small notebooks.                                                 
 A door in SOHO full of character
 On a rainy day, views from a gallery window on West 57th Street.
We were viewing a very large Gerhard Richter show at the
Marian Goodman Gallery 
 On a warm day we walked up to the Jewish Museum 
on the upper East Side to see the Isaac Mizrahi  exhibit.
As we entered the show, there was a huge panel of his fabric bits. 
In an alcove we saw many of his drawings on two walls 
facing each other with books in between. 
 This canvas coat fascinated me as it was painted after 
being constructed. Gives one good ideas for painting 
after rather than before sewing.
 Mizrahi's Coca Cola dress. Tiny paillets were cut from 
coke cans and then sewn on the entire dress.
 The last stop is the new Whitney down at the beginning 
of the Hgh Line. This picture is of the floor of the elevator.
The final view is from the fourth floor balcony of the Whitney.
Now to stay home and get to work in the studio.

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