Friday, September 22, 2006
Art Scene to be Seen
Street Art and Sky Art: In Rockefeller Center, Anish Kapoor’s “Sky Mirror” sculpture is reflecting New York above and below. Truthfully, we don’t quite get it. But, like “The Gates” before it, sometimes it’s not about the work, but about the conversation it strikes up among everyday people on the street. We’re all about that.
Picasso in America: Some of New York’s best museums are Pablo crazy! The Whitney is kicking off a show this week celebrating Picasso’s influence on American artists, pairing up original Picassos with the work they influenced. From Willem de Kooning to Jasper Johns over 150 American works will be showcased alongside 40 Picassos. If you are a fan of Senor Picasso, you can also check out MoMA’s amazing collection, which spans the entirety of Picasso’s career and includes some of his most interesting early work.
It’s a spoon – but is it art? The Cooper Hewitt’s exhibit “Feeding Desire: Design and the Tools of the Table” remains on exhibit through the end of October. Showcasing the design of the everyday utensils of dining, this exhibit only reinforces our notion that we are true artists when we are setting a dinner table.