Location: The Whitney Museum
Date: Ended March 31st
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Andy Warhol exhibitions are always a site to see. He’s such a figure in pop culture that his designs and art resonate today.
The use of regular every day items that emits a youthful and vibrant tone. Personally takes me back to my childhood, where everything seemed larger than life and made me so curious that I wanted to know more.
Take a look at this piece of Chinese Communist Mao Zedong. Although a piece of history, the art is relevant today. Andy could have made this piece today while current politicians.
Side note, I went on the second to last day, which wasn’t the best idea. It was packed to where you had to wait on lines to get to certain pieces. Lesson learned, don’t go so close to the exhibitions end.
But some of the best things are ones that require less formality.
The Whitney was able to curate some of Andy’s early drawings. I’m a fan of understanding a creatives inner workings beyond the final pieces. Think about, the final piece is always meant to be the closest thing to perfection because you’ve thought about it endlessly and have edited it to get there.
There were also more explicit pieces that used weight, color and form, among many components, to elicit more serious and thought provoking ideas.
These one here was snapshot of a riot.
Although the museum was packed, I enjoyed myself. Especially that it was date day, as opposed to date night, with my boyfriend.