Regarding Warhol opens at the Met today
The show covers Andy's pervasive influence on contemporary art with 150 pieces, one third of them Andy's. I'd rather see a show of just Andy...
Certainly we're still stuck in the era of celebrity worship thanks to Andy. He revived the art of portraiture with his iconic images of Marilyn, Liz, Jackie, Elvis - all from publicity shots or newspaper clippings and later from his own photos taken with a Polaroid with flash. The artist aimed to flatter:"Always omit the blemishes. they're not part of the good pictures you want."
I love Andy for his incredible skills as a colorist and a designer. I treasure this catalogue raisonne of his prints.
Andy took an old print of Goethe
And made multiples of it using the richest of color combinations.
How will Mao be remembered? As a Warhol print? Fab colors.
Queens were a favorite subject. Andy would print up a big role of canvas and then tell his dealer to cut it up however...
I hadn't noticed these delicate still life drawings of Andy's before.
Pears/poires by Andy.
I plan to take macarons to Maine to paint (in the dirt? whilst the others paint landscapes en pleine aire...).
|Don't you think if Andy were alive today he'd be painting French pastry like these tartes at the newly opened Eric Kayser on 3rd avenue and 74th street? I do.|
Or these croissants?
Note the big caps on the outside of Kayser's new patisserie. Sadly they didn't think New Yorkers would be able to read little pastry signs of ecriture française, so none are in the pastry cases. quelle domage
I say skip the pricy lunch
And go for the delish cheesecake verrine piled high with smushed berries, topped with a touch of crumble and very little sugar throughout ($3.50). It's a terrific combination of fresh vibrant flavors.
At the Met there's much more joy and color typical of Andy in the gift shop. Well that's what I think anyway.
I'm off to Maine and lobsters today...must finish packing!!