I finally saw the much talked about blockbuster exhibition, Regarding Warhol: Sixty Artists, Fifty Years at the Met this past week. Although it wasn’t the most thought-provoking or mind-boggling exhibition I have ever seen, it certainly was fun. It featured all the predictable artists influenced by Warhol and his Pop Art mentality, but it didn’t really have anything new to add to the canon. I did thoroughly enjoy finally experiencing Cory Arcangel’s Super Mario Clouds though. I know I should probably write a real review of this show going into the details of my criticism, but truth be told, I have spent the last week studying for my midterm on.. Pop Art. So I think I am going to reserve my thoughts for a time when I am not crammed full of dry academic jargon. The show is up until December so this is.. to be continued.
In the meantime, check out Roberta Smith’s review of the show & 2 links to a slideshow of the exhibition. Have ya’ll been to see the show? What did ya’ll think?
Cory Arcangel, Super Mario Clouds 2002 artistwebsite.
A write up of the different sections of the exhibition HERE.
*Also I am sorry for the less than ideal photographs, those security guards certainly were attentive!
Once you ‘got’ Pop, you could never see a sign the same way again. Once you thought Pop, you could never see America the same way again. – Andy Warhol