Monday, November 2, 2009

SF MOMA::

While in San Francisco, we visited the Museum of Modern Art. I have been to the one in New York several times, and no matter how many times I have been, I will go whenever I am in New York. I really enjoyed MoMA in SF, because there were many artists I have studied about this past year so it was nice to see their work in reality instead of in slides or on the internet. Here are some photos of the pieces I found interesting.



This pieces was actually a little creepy as you got closer to the face, only because it looks so realistic. It was pretty amazing.
By, Kiki Smith
"Lilith" 1994, Bronze and Glass


Katharina Fritsch, "Kind mit Pudeln"
Here are a few of which I forgot to get the artists names, but you can always go to SF MoMa and find any of these pieces.






They also had an exhibit on Richard Avedon we were lucky enough to see. Here's a little background on  Avedon.


(Avedon was born in New York City to a Jewish-Russian family. He attended DeWitt Clinton High School in the Bronx, where he worked on the school paper with James Baldwin.[1] After briefly attending Columbia University, he started as a photographer for the Merchant Marines in 1942, taking identification pictures of the crewmen with his Rolleiflex camera given to him by his father as a going-away present. In 1944, he began working as an advertising photographer for a department store, but was quickly discovered by Alexey Brodovitch, the art director for the fashion magazine Harper's BazaarLillian Bassman also promoted Avedon's career at Harper's.
In 1946, Avedon had set up his own studio and began providing images for magazines including Vogue andLife. He soon became the chief photographer for Harper's Bazaar. Avedon did not conform to the standard technique of taking fashion photographs, where models stood emotionless and seemingly indifferent to the camera. Instead, Avedon showed models full of emotion, smiling, laughing, and, many times, in action.)- Wikipedia



Richard Avedon


Ronald Fischer, beekeeper


James Story, coal miner


Andy Warhol

Dovima with elephants

Marilyn Monroe


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