Friday, December 28, 2007

Mother and Child.


When I was at the Warhol Museum last Saturday I kept returning to the large room with The Last Supper painting in it. The curators turned out a "mother and child" theme on one wall that included drawings, watercolors, and photographs. I found these two especially touching. The way the child looks out at the viewer is such a great Renaissance trick. All these not-Renaissance years later it still works. It's so very "I'm on it, motherfuckers!" It also invites the viewer into the work in such an intimate way. That rules.


This room in the museum happens to illustrate one of my favorite things about the Warhol. The collection is so deep that it's practically a different museum every 2-3 weeks. Other than a few standbys that stay in the same spot for months or years at a time (Specifically in this room, The Last Supper and one of the larger piss paintings), everything else is constantly in flux. Always moving.

Also . . .



Two words. One airline. Jet Blue.

4 comments:

Allan Smithee said...

Am very pleased and interested that you've been posting about the Warhol Museum. Have yet to make the trip from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh but eventually will.

Heart As Arena said...

More to come, Allan.

dubz said...

i LOVE the warhol museum. and that letter from edie is one of the best pieces of ephemera. i can't believe they have another 200 or so boxes of andy's stuff that haven't even been opened!!

Heart As Arena said...

For real, Dubz. I so look forward to the Time Capsule room everytime I go. Last time they had the desperate letter Gerad Malanga wrote from Rome when he got caught making those fake Warhols.