Culture in the afternoon, favorite pieces and due diligence
- At the High Museum of Atlanta on Saturday afternoon for an exhibition called Fast Forward: Modern Moments 1913 - 2013. This one, "Street, Berlin" is from 1913 and depicts two prostitutes surrounded by "glancing men" by Ernst Ludwig Kirchner. The piece was included for its angled perspective and frenetic energy. I would not have picked these women out of a crowd to be prostitutes, but times change, I guess. And I was delighted to be able to use my phone to snap photos.
- These prints from the late 1940s are from a university in postwar Germany advertising its classes.
- The exhibit included Andy Warhol, of course, this one from 1961.
- And Roy Lichtenstein, always a favorite of mine, also from 1961. The woman was on an advertisement from a hotel in the Pocono mountains, and Lichtenstein transformed her into a comic book "doll."
- This one was at the end and completed the exhibit with an installation from 2013. I call it "stuff sitting on shelves" - I don't recall the artist's name or the actual title (my bad). Friend Barbara G and I gave our due diligence in gazing at it though.
My favorite part of the day - the brunch beforehand, where there was polenta topped with two eggs and a black bean salsa. Yum. On Wednesday - an astounding piece (to me.) This post was getting a bit photo heavy. :)