Tuesday, 3 January 2012

New York, New York

- So good they named it twice. I'm here for the week with my parents which is fun!

I've taken a bunch of proper photo's but have no way of uploading them to the blog. Unfortunately my iPad won't take 'em with it's lack of USBing, so they'll have to wait. Angryface.

Anyways, today we went to the Guggenheim, which was brill. Pics were only allowed in the main atrium, which was taken up by a huge installation by Cattelan. The installation was a collection of a bunch of his work all hung from the ceiling. It consisted of a lot of dead horses and manekins throwing nazi salutes / being crucified. Funnier than it sounds, he makes a fair few irreverent jokes but misses much aesthetic beauty - something which doesn't seem particularly necessary for art today anyway.

The building itself was quite a highlight. Stunning from the outside and from within, it's brilliantly detailed, and winthin it's permenant collection contains pieces inspired by itself! It's Frank loydd wright's only building in NYC.


  1. I'm so jealous I think I might be sick... I've just been sick.

  2. Now you know what it was like for us when you were out here! Vomit all over the place. Still can't get the smell out of my clothes...