Rose II // Isa Genzken // 2007 // stainless steel, aluminum & lacquer
Looking to escape from the hustle and bustle of New York but don’t want to leave the city? Look no further. The sculpture garden at MoMA is the place for you. With calming, trickling water running through the center garden and benches scattered about, the setting encourages you to sit, relax and contemplate the numerous sculptures that fill the space. You can see a towering pink rose by Isa Genzken, a sculpture of a man falling into the water by Aristide Maillol and a brightly colored minimalist work by Ellsworth Kelly to name a few.
Midday // Anthony Caro // 1960 // painted steel
The River // Aristide Maillol // begun 1938-1939, completed 1943 // Lead
Green Blue // Ellsworth Kelly // 1968 // painted aluminum
Cubi X // David Smith // 1963 // stainless steel
Detail of Of Chinese Lions, Peonies, Skulls and Fountains // Takashi Murakami // 2011 // Acrylic on canvas stretched on wooden panel
The first time I went to The Broad museum in downtown Los Angeles, I was mesmerized by the building’s architecture, the natural lighting of the works and the viewable vault. Today was my second trip to The Broad and I found myself even more impressed. The Broad’s collection is impressive, showcasing works from artists such as Jeff Koons, Takashi Murakami and Kara Walker. This museum is worth the trip downtown. However, be sure to get your tickets online before you go to avoid the long queue!
Michael Jackson and Bubbles // Jeff Koons // 1988 // Porcelain
Fountain (Buddha) // Sherrie Levine // 1996 // Cast bronze
African’t // Kara Walker // 1996 // Cut paper on wall
Untitled (New York City) // Cy Twombly // 1953 // Oil-based house paint & wax crayon on canvas
Green Angle // Ellsworth Kelly // 1970 // Oil on canvas