Sunday, August 24, 2008

Chicago: City of Art [and wind]


Another good reason to check out Chicago?
The Museum of Contemporary Art.
Good feature on the Times this morning.
"What they found was a shocking simplicity, accessibility and pleasure. “Puppy” was intensely lovable, triggering a laugh-out-loud delight that expanded your sense of the human capacity for joy. It was a familiar, sentimental cliché revived with an extravagant purity, not with enduring materials like marble or bronze but with nature at its most colorful and fragile. The flowery semblance of fur made “Puppy” almost living flesh, like us."
Read more here.
graph per ny times

4 comments:

Tina said...

And an oxymoron is born..... puppy? Seriously....
But I agree, Chicago is a true gem.

Nicki said...

Btw, is the Rock&Roll museum in Cleveland worth a visit? Have never been.

dave said...

i don't know about this puppy.... i suppose the beaut of art is that it helps ignite discussion, but this kind of art is not doing it for me. it's a conversation starter, though, that's for sure.

B.R. said...

Cleveland and the Rock&Roll museum are def. worth a visit!