Saturday, May 23, 2015

Jewish Museum Warhol Exhibition

While I had been to the museum before, R had not, so I guided him around. I made sure he went to the very back to see the synagogue behind. Unfortunately my phone photo is not great.

The Warhol exhibition was good and I thought the curation was excellent. It doesn't take too long to make your way around the exhibition, depending on how much reading you do. Some of Warhol's art are masterpieces. I was interested to note he 'did' the late Australian Loti Smorgon. I say did because I think it may have been a screen print rather than a painting. 

The exhibition closes on Tuesday so if you are interested, don't dilly dally now. Here is Loti with Andy.

 

Generally photography wasn't allowed, but it was encouraged at this large photo. No, I did not selfie (am I the first person to use selfie as a verb?) and instagram. 

 


26 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous building, and interesting exhibit... Warhol was an oddly fascinating person.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Jac, while it isn't as grand as the 'gog opposite us featured in my header, it is still quite nice and seems to receiving a renovation. I didn't realise Warhol died so long ago. Time gets away......

      Delete
  2. Did you know that the French apparently call selfies 'braggies'? Which makes sense to me.
    I am a tad jealous about this exhibit. I would have loved to see it.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I did not know that EC and the word does seem very apt. I don't suppose there would be a Jewish museum in your neck of the woods.

      Delete
  3. Oh no...I might miss out on the exhibition ;-(

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Ad Rad, I think it is closed Mondays too. :-(

      Delete
  4. A few years back there was a very extensive Warhol exhibition including some very naughty bits at Brisbane's modern art museum. It was terrific.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Victor, sounds interesting. I am not sure the good ladies of Jewish Museum would want the naughty bits in the exhibition.

      Delete
    2. Victor
      Now that we are hearing about the 2015 exhibition in Melbourne, I would love to have seen the Warhol exhibition in Brisbane a few years ago.

      On reflection, I probably wouldn't have paid the plane fare because Warhol didn't appeal to me back then. I am glad our thinking can change :)

      Delete
    3. Hels it was a very extensive exhibition, all manner of art works, letters, memorabilia and videos. We enjoyed it a lot.

      Delete
  5. Oh, I'd love to see that exhibit!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Strayer, pity I could not take photos then.

      Delete
  6. Andrew, it is interesting place we have a lot of pl;aces connected with Jews in Europe. Is Warhol American or Australian?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Definitely American, Gosia. Studio 54 was a very famous nightclub in New York for the rich and famous.

      Delete
    2. So I was right I read article about this famous person with my students last month

      Delete
  7. Braggies!! Oh I like that, you knew I would :) The museum is a very nice looking building, super location for the exhibition.. minus the naughty bits of course :) I like Warhol's style very much but it's a wee bit easy to copy!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Grace, do you think braggie would sound different with a French accent?

      Delete
    2. I'll get my French friend to say it and get back to you on that Andrew :)

      Delete
  8. I think that Warhol is a bit of a "marmite" artist (vegemite for you I suppose) in that there isn't much middle ground, you either love or loath his work. I'm more of a fan of David Hockney.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Craig, Hockney's art is quite different and I like his too. I never really appreciated Warhol's talent until I saw this exhibition.

      Delete
  9. I went to a small exhibition of his about a year ago and I enjoyed it far more than I thought I would so I have changed my opinion on his art and if I were there I would be on my way to the gallery as we speak.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Fun60, there was a bit more to him than Campbell's soup tin, hey.

      Delete
  10. Is that the museum building? It looks like someone took parts from three separate buildings and put them together.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. River, the museum is a modern building. The one in the photo is the synagogue behind. I didn't see it, but I do see what you mean about three separate buildings. How perceptive of you.

      Delete
  11. Looks lovely. Unfortunately I live over the water and can't go as many of us....that's an interesting roof on the building...

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. WA, it is a dome. Not too many of them outside of the city. That might be the only one.

      Delete