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Friday, December 03, 2010


Yesterday to went to The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York's midtown. Great museum, great breadth of art and they even let us take photographs(!). Stu and I loved it.

Highlights were: The Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh, The Sleeping Gypsy by Henri Rousseau, The Dream by Henri Rousseau, Les Demoiselles d'Avignon by Pablo Picasso, The Persistence of Memory by Salvador Dalí (sadly on loan), Broadway Boogie Woogie by Piet Mondrian, Campbell's Soup Cans by Andy Warhol, Te aa no areois (The Seed of the Areoi) by Paul Gauguin, Water Lilies triptych by Claude Monet, The Dance by Henri Matisse, The Bather by Paul Cézanne, The City Rises by Umberto Boccioni, Love Song by Giorgio De Chirico, Number 31 1950 by Jackson Pollock, Vir Heroicus Sublimis by Barnett Newman, Broken Obelisk by Barnett Newman, Flag by Jasper Johns, Christina's World by Andrew Wyeth, Self-Portrait With Cropped Hair by Frida Kahlo, Painting (1946) by Francis Bacon, Two Children Are Threatened by a Nightingale by Max Ernst. There was also a collection of London Transport posters which were quite snazzy.
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