(Drivebycuriosity) - If you like modern & contemporary art New York`s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) is the place to go when you are in the metropolis. The other gigantic museum in Manhattan, the Metropolitan Museum of Art (Met), stands more for ancient art and the classics (metmuseum). But the place is increasingly muscling into the turf of the MoMA. The Metropolitan is acquiring more and works created post WW II and is building a fine selection of modern & contemporary art. Vanity Vair already sees New York´s largest museum at war (vanity).
Recently I visited their department for "modern and contemporary art" and I enjoyed the selection very much.
I show here my favorites of the post-WW II exhibits. Above you can see Mark Tansey´s very funny , The Innocent Eye Test, 1981, Oil on canvas.
Above this paragraph William de Kooning, Attic, 1949, Oil, enamel, and newspaper transfer on canvas & Willem de Kooning, Easter Monday, 1955-56, Oil and newspaper transfer on canvas
Tomorrow Is Never
Kay Sage, Tomorrow is Never, 1955, Oil on canvas
This is Jackson Pollock`s famous and inspiring Autumn Rhythm (Number 30), 1950, Enamel on canvas
Böhmen Liegt Am Meer
Anselm Kiefer is one of my favorites because of his powerful and original paintings. Here: Böhmen Liegt am Meer/Bohemia Lies by the Sea, 1996, Oil, emulsion, shellac, charcoal, and powdered paint on burlap
George Condo, Rush Hour, 2010, Acrylic, graphite, Charcoal, and pastel on canvas