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Pop Art and procrastination

August 28, 2013

Today, between my daily language class and my weekly visit to the art studio, I found some time to visit the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, mainly to see ‘Wanted’, the pop-art exhibition featuring works by Andy Warhol.

I’m not sure why I like this style of art, perhaps because it’s ‘graphic-y’, which appeals to the designer in me, or because the subject matter is something more relevant to me (and everyone else). Either way, I like it. It’s fun and interesting all at the same time, and was well worth the visit to the museum, just for this exhibition.

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Andy Warhol, The Last Supper (Camel/57) (detail), 1986
Synthetic polymer paint and silkscreen ink on canvas, 299.7×883.9

I had never realised the size of many of Warhol’s most well known works, because so much of his art has been transferred to every day things (like coasters or mugs!). I was particularly impressed with the piece above, almost 9 metres in length and 3m high. And yet, perhaps his most famous pieces are those featuring Marilyn Monroe, the one I saw being much smaller than I’d originally thought.

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Twenty Marilyns [Marilyn in Color], 1962
Acrylic, silkscreen ink and pencil on linen, 195.3×113.3

 Whilst in the museum, I took the opportunity to look around the whole building, particularly the extension which is an architectural beauty designed by Preston Scott Cohen. In particular, the lightwell is an amazing space, currently filled with quotes, some inspirational, some just plain weird!

20130828-182814.jpgThere were so many exhibits I found fascinating and inspiring, there’s just too much to write about, especially as I should be drawing right now (hence the ‘procrastination’ in the subject title)! So here’s a photo collage:

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One Comment
  1. AndrewB permalink

    It looks like a cool place to visit. But only if you’re a cool person like you

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