NYC: Louise Lawler @ The MoMA
I have to preface this review by letting you know that I completely and utterly LOVE Louise Lawler, and I think it’s about time we had an exhibition of her work.
I first fell in love with her work while working at a gallery in NYC about 2 years ago, and I confess before that I had never heard of her. She is part of the loosely knit nyc group of artists called the Pictures Generation, along with Cindy Sherman and Barbara Kruger.
In the 70’s she found her rhythm, and started taking portraits of other artists’ work in the spaces in which they exist, private collections, museums, galleries, storage spaces and auction houses, subtly commenting on the sociological use and value of art.
An interesting part of her work is the re-visiting, and re-editing of her images. She goes back and edits her own pictures, stretching them or transferring them, and calls them“adjusted to fit.” Adjusted to fit within the contemporary world in which they now exist.
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Monday: 110:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 10:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 10:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Thursday: 10:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Friday: 110:30 a.m.–8 p.m. (FREE 4pm -8pm)
Saturday: 10:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Sunday: 10:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
The MoMA is often said to be the most influential museum of modern art in the world.
It has a serious permanent collection, hitting all the high notes of modern art history – from Van Gogh to Pollock. While the changing contemporary exhibtions push boundaries and cement artistic careers.
Beginning with the European art of the 1880s, the collection contains unparalleled holdings from every ensuing period of art up to the present day. The idea sprung from the minds of three ladies in 1929, primarily by Abby Aldrich Rockefeller (wife of John D. Rockefeller, Jr.) and two of her friends, Lillie P. Bliss and Mary Quinn Sullivan. It opened to the public on November 7, 1929, nine days after the Wall Street Crash and it has remained open ever since.