Andy Warhol: From A to B and Back Again Exhibition at SFMOMA

Andy Warhol would have been 91 years old today (August 6, 2019)! Before he became better known for his involvement in the visual art movement called Pop Art, Andy Warhol was a successful commercial illustrator! I was familiar with his Campbell’s Soup Cans, Brillo Boxes, and self-portraits, but I recently learned he also produced a magazine, created an interactive piece using Mylar balloons, and designed art work for music albums! The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) currently has an exhibition celebrating many of his creations. The title of the exhibition comes from Andy Warhol’s 1975 biography, “The Philosophy … Continue reading Andy Warhol: From A to B and Back Again Exhibition at SFMOMA

Brassaï Photography Exhibition at SFMOMA

Gyula Halász (1899-1984) was an Hungarian-French artist born in Brassó, Hungary (now Romania). He gave himself the name Brassaï because it means “from Brassó.” What I found fascinating about his black & white photography, recently featured at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, was how Brassaï captured many not-so-pretty parts of Paris in the 1930s. An example of this is a series of photos that shows the sequence of events that lead to the removal of a dead man’s body from the sidewalk. In an article from The Guardian (July 2000), the photos from “A Man Dies in the … Continue reading Brassaï Photography Exhibition at SFMOMA

Louise Bourgeois Spiders Exhibition at SFMOMA

Did you know that arachnophobia, or the fear of spiders, is one of the most common phobias? Because I suffer from it, I admire those who aren’t afraid of spiders. For example: People who eat them, like Angelina Jolie did while she was visiting Cambodia, where fried spiders are a delicacy Singer Billie Eilish, who had a tarantula crawl out of her mouth in her music video Wilbur the Pig, whose best buddy was a sweet barn spider named Charlotte French-American artist, Louise Bourgeois (1911-2010), who created large-scale spider sculptures, some of which I got to see at the Louise … Continue reading Louise Bourgeois Spiders Exhibition at SFMOMA