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Day 3: Friday, April 27, 2018

Took the N train inbound toward downtown. The train was packed around 11:30 – this seems to be a normal occurrence, but I’m not sure why. I can understand morning rush hour, but lunchtime?

Met up with my old high school friend Erik for lunch at a soup and salad place. He works downtown. I got a smoked corn chowder that was quite good.

Erik

Afterwards, Erik showed me around a bit, walking us through Maiden Lane, a two-block-long pedestrian lane that was once a red-light district and now houses high couture shops like Chanel, Hermes, and Prada.

Also walked through Yerba Buena Gardens before parting in front of the Museum of Modern Art.

Boy, there’s nothing like seeing a bunch of vacation photos to realize how fat one’s gotten. I’ve started on the Keto Diet, BTW.

Catholic church across the street

MLK Memorial

Got to MOMA and began exploring all seven floors on offer. There were plenty of artists I recognized, like Warhol:

Self-portraits

Brando

Dolly

Elvis

There were several gigantic wall-sized Chuck Close pixelated portraits:

Photographer Diane Arbus:

Surrealist Salvador Dali:

Several Lichtensteins:

Not really my bag, but I kinda liked this one.

Frieda Kahlo:

And her husband Diego Rivera:

Several of Rineke Dijkstra’s beach portraits:

Georgia O’Keefe:

This ghastly thing:

Michael Jackson with Bubbles, life-size in gold and porcelain. Ugh.

Even a few by Henri Matisse!

“The Bathers.” My mom, when she was in art school, did a version of this. It still hangs in her home.

Several paintings that I saw I ended up getting the postcard versions in the Museum Store:

A few automated pieces like this butterfly machine:

Or these self-playing violins:

And interactive stuff, too, like this sleeping couple projected in real time onto a bed:

Or this printer spewing out news articles in real time. People are encouraged to pick up parts of the scroll and read what’s there, but to not tear the paper.

Or this pocketless billiards table:

Sculpture gardens:

A permanent snowman!

Such charming detail.

As I was exiting a gallery, I was taken by this huge double image on the wall. It didn’t have an identifying placard next to it, and it didn’t seem to be a part of the exhibit around the corner. I asked a guard, but she didn’t know anything. I think it looks like my favorite 30s film star, Carole Lombard. One of her favorite photographers, George Hurrell, used to employ multiple images like this. But the hive mind on all my CL fan sites says no, it’s not her.

I still think it’s her.

Update: I’m told that this is surrealist photographer Dora Maar.

Even the bathroom was amazing!

Lots more stuff that caught my eye. This is just a small sample of what’s there – I only took pics of stuff I liked or found intriguing.

 

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I really enjoyed the Louise Bourgeois “Spiders” exhibit, but was sorely disappointed they didn’t have any spider t-shirts in the museum store:

 

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**Next post: Day 3 (Part 2) – Twin Peaks Tavern, Super Duper Burgers

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Pic of the Day – 4/10/18

A brilliant combination sculpture and water feature of wild mustangs .

A driftwood dragon.

To new beginnings. May this year suck exponentially less than the prior one.

“Expansion,” a sculpture in New York City by artist Paige Bradley.

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Pic of the Day – 11/30/16

Rare footage of predatory carnivorous flamingos, which are said to be able to strip a T-Rex in a matter of minutes.

(Actually, this is Stan the T-Rex sculpture outside of Google headquarters.)

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Pic of the Day – 11/14/15

A wire sculpture by artist Robin Wight of Fantasywire.

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Pic of the Day – 11/12/15

A wire sculpture by artist Robin Wight of Fantasywire.

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Pic of the Day – 11/9/15

A wire sculpture by artist Robin Wight of Fantasywire.

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Pic of the Day – 11/7/15

A wire sculpture by artist Robin Wight of Fantasywire.

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Pic of the Day – 11/5/15

A wire sculpture, “Yingyanfront” by artist Robin Wight of Fantasywire.

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