Oh hai, trip to New York. You're sure sneaking up quickly... What have I done to prepare? Umm... I bought a new dress. Yikes, I need to start researching a bit, eh? There's so much art to see and I'll only be there for a couple days... Reading this article about the 10 most inspiring young artists in NYC right now, made me just a tad excited to go check out the scene.
Here's part of my NY to-do wishlist. I doubt I'll get to do everything, but srsly it's ok. I'll be in NY. That's enough.
Can it get more New York than a Keith Haring show? I think not. Oh and in honor of this exhibition, the Keith Haring Foundation is posting Haring's journals to Tumblr. One page each day for the duration of the show. So. Awesome.
According to The New York Times, Richard Avedon's fashion and portrait photographs helped define America's image of style, beauty and culture for the last half-century. Kind of a big deal? I'm gonna say yesss.
Who doesn't love abstract art? Ok actually a lot of people. It's usually weird, I get that. But that's kind of what I like about it. Hear me out... no matter how weird the work is, there's always a story behind it, a tangle of personal, societal, and/or political references that make even the most ridiculous pile of contemporary art relevant in the history of art. Ok enough arty talk.