Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Art Exhibit in the City - Gorgeous at Asian Art Museum

Asian Art Museum - Gorgeous SignThe Asian Art Museum is open until 9pm on Thursdays. Mijo and I dropped by the museum after work on a Thursday to see their current exhibition called Gorgeous.

Gorgeous runs through September 14, 2014.

The Asian Art Museum is currently displaying their new exhibit called Gorgeous. The exhibit features  select collections from this museum and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMoMA). Currently, SFMoMA is closed for renovation and its collections are currently on view at different museums.  As members of the Asian Art Museum, we got in for free.

What I got from the Gorgeous exhibit is that beauty is truly in the eyes of the beholder and the art exhibit lets the viewer be the judge of beauty.

Here are the ones I liked. Some of them are instant hit as if it is love at first sight. Some of them I found compelling. I didn't find them beautiful right away but grew on me after looking at them over and over again. 

I won't tell you which one. I'll let you be the judge. :)

Asian Art Museum - Gorgeous Princess of Posse
Princess of the Posse, 1999
by Chris Ofili
Acrylic, collage, glitter, resin, map pins, and elephant dung on canvas
Collection, SFMoMA

Asian Art Museum - Gorgeous Chair Imperial Court
Chair for the Imperial Court, approx. 1750 - 1850
Laquered Wood
Asian Art Museum
The Avery Brundage Collection

Asian Art Museum - Gorgeous Two Jackies
Two Jackies, 1964
by Andy Warhol
Silkscreen Ink on canvas
Collection of SFMoMA
Gift of Vicki and Kent Logan

Asian Art Museum - Gorgeous Noh Robe
Noh Rob, approx. 1926-1975
Japan, probably Kyoto
Twill weave silk with brocaded silk and gold  foil-coated paper
Asian Art Museum purchase

Asian Art Museum - Gorgeous Dawn Perfumed by a Shower of Gold
L' aube parfumée par la pluie d'or 
(Dawn Perfumed by a Shower of Gold)
by Joan Miró
Watercolor and plaster on composition board
Collection of SFMoMa

Asian Art Museum - Gorgeous Golden
"Untitled" (Golden), 1995
by Felix Gonzalez-Torres
Strands of beads and hanging device
Collection of SFMoMA

Asian Art Museum - Gorgeous Non Site
Nonsite (Essen Soil and Mirrors), 1969
by Robert Smithson
Soild and twelve mirrors
Collection of SFMoMA

Asian Art Museum - Gorgeous No 14
No. 14, 1960, 1960
by Mark Rothko
Oil on canvas
Collection of SFMoMA

So what do you think?


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