Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Astounding, priceless expression and blooming too soon

- From the museum visit last Saturday - this rather astounding piece called "Pink Panther."  It depicts the film star and sex symbol of the '50s and '60s, Jayne Mansfield, embracing the the cartoon character The Pink Panther.  Artist Jeff Koons was sued for copyright infringement for using the Pink Panther's image without permission, but eventually settled out of court.

- There's a lot of lofty description that can be read online about this porcelain sculpture, from a series unveiled in 1988 called "Banality."  I just loved the look on The Pink Panther's face.  :)

- We've had so much warmish weather in Atlanta, that the flowering trees are beginning to bloom; shown here at The Atlanta History Center's "Swan House."  I'm not sure that's a good thing exactly, but it sure was beautiful on a wet Tuesday.

17 comments:

Leonora said...

I wish we had more cultural attractions here. I enjoyed your photos from the art museum. Pink Panther's expression was the first thing I noticed, ha, ha! He looks concerned and worried.
I guess I'm not the only one confused by this weather- all of nature must be! The forecast says we're in for some snow tomorrow!

Granny Annie said...

Did you know that Mariska Hargitay on Law and Order SVU is daughter of Jane Mansfied and Mickey Hargitay? Just thought I would tell that and probably everyone knows it anyway. That statue is intriguing. You have too much fun.

Fireblossom said...

Wow, blooms! I'm calling the moving van right now...

Fireblossom said...

PS--I did not know that about Mariska Hargitay!

Sara said...

Isn't it weird about everything flowering now. I have the same thing here. My Japanese Magnolia is in full bloom and I easy wear shorts and sandals...it's that warm.

I love the expression on the Pink Panther, as well. He looks rather surprised to be in this hug.

Riot Kitty said...

Good Lord! That is...wow. And you're right, his expression is priceless.

Lynn said...

Leonora -

Yes - concerned and worried is a good way to put it. :)

We hear snow flurries are headed our way Friday, too.

Granny Annie -

I knew Mariska Hargitay is her daughter, but I confess I do not know who Mickey Hargitay is (was.) I doubt if everyone knows that - she's quite beautiful, isn't she?

I have fun, but not nearly enough. :)

FB -

The weather down here is awesome, except it's beastly hot in the summer. Africa hot, as the man said in Biloxi Blues. :)

Jayne Mansfield came to my hometown once, but I never heard why exactly. Strange, that.

Sara -

I'll bet it's beautiful - I love Japanese Magnolias.

Riot Kitty -

I'm thinking he doesn't look all that willing to be in that embrace. :)

Laura said...

Rained like nobody's business last night - what is going on?

The Elephant's Child said...

The blossom is lovely - and I am with you about the expression on the Pink Panther's face. Priceless. Thank you.

Snaggle Tooth said...

Cool Jayne Mansfield sculpture! I remember her n the Pink Panther too-
The weather here was so warm- almost 60F the other day, I saw flies buzzing by out the window!
Now back to frozen again!
The blooms are very pretty tho-

Lynn said...

Laura -

I don't know, but I am OVER the rain this week. :)

The Elephant's Child -

The poor trees are all confused - it's hovering at the freezing mark this morning, so the blooms will probably go away now.

Snaggle Tooth -

I'm glad you got a brief respite from the cold. And I didn't remember she was in The Pink Panther movie.

Jannie Funster said...

WOW!! What a nice house. At first I was thinking it must be the Biltmore (tying into Peter Sellers / Pink Panther,) as they filmed "Being There" there.

I just LOVE modern art, so fanciful.

Have a super-duper weekend, and warm!

xoxoxo

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Lynn .. the porcelain sculpture is just amazing and like you the Pink Panther's face says it all ..

Beautiful looking place - and yes cold here too ... cheers Hilary

Betty Manousos said...

indeed the look on the pink panther's face is priceless!!

this made me smile!

big hugs~

Lynn said...

Jannie -

That's funny - I hadn't made the connection about the similarity of the houses. :)

xoxo

Hilary -

Priceless, indeed!

Betty -

I'm glad - I don't get caught up in how many comments I get, but was alarmed when the comments on this one were alarmingly low. I was afraid I had offended someone. :)

LL Cool Joe said...

I thought the Pink Panther was gay? That would explain his face too. ;)

Lynn said...

Joe -

You may have solved the mystery of that sculpture. :)