Looking for free entertainment in New York in Winter? Good luck! After a little research, Kristy and I discovered that the Museum of Modern Art has free entry on Friday night (sponsored by Target). New York has a pat load of museums, so we thought it about time we took one in!
Disclaimer: The MoMA has quite a number of pieces from famous artists, including Picasso, Van Gogh, and Andy Warhol, some of which were absolutely spectacular; however, some of the other “pieces” that they feature are just junk! No, literally… household junk! Now, neither of us purport to be acclaimed art critiques or anything, but when you cut off three segments of wall from someone’s house and call it “art”, me thinks you’re pushing the boundary. Another steller number was a 36×36 set of lead tiles, “purposely designed so people wouldn’t notice and walk on them instead”. Oh – or how about a 2 metre segment of iron railing from someone’s balcony?
But I shouldn’t complain – we both walked away inspired, and ready to create some world famous, expensive pieces of our own. In fact – we decided we’d make it a competition! Below are some feature works from the gerrod.com staff – and we want you to vote on them! To make it more interesting and less biased, we’re not going to tell you who designed each one until your votes are in! Please vote for your favourite piece by leaving a comment or sending us an email – one vote per person, by Friday 21st please.
Piece number 1: Sideways Clown, Sadman Clown
Piece number 2: Inspired Youth
Piece number 3: Art’s Ages
Piece number 4: Daytime Nighttime; Models of affection
Oh, and here are some actual happy snaps from within the museum.