House I // Roy Lichtenstein // fabricated & painted aluminum // 1996, fabricated 1998 // 115 x 176 x 52 in
In the sculpture garden at the National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. is a brightly colored house, “House I.” Well, a façade of a house. Created by Roy Lichtenstein and painted in primary colors (yellow, red and blue) and white, this house resembles his famous comic book style paintings. “House I” appears to be slanted, about to be blown down in the slightest gust of wind. This illusion plays with visitor’s perspective in a playful and engaging manner.
Los Angeles has a new contemporary art museum! The Broad Museum opened this past September in downtown LA and is free to all, just so long as you reserve a ticket online in advance. Seems simple enough. However, these tickets are a coveted item at the moment. People have to book months in advance due to the museum’s popularity. The 2,000 work collection includes a wide range of artists such as Andy Warhol, Damien Hirst, Keith Haring and Yayoi Kusama. After months of anticipation I finally had the opportunity to visit the Broad. Here are a few of my favorite works.
Under the Table // Robert Therrien // 1994
Untitled // Jasper Johns // oil on encaustic on canvas (4 panels) // 1975
In the Land of the Dead, Stepping on the Tail of a Rainbow // Takashi Murakami // Acrylic on canvas // 2014
Goldfish Bowl // Roy Lichtenstein // Painted & patinated bronze // 1977
Untitled // Jean-Michel Basquait // Acrylic & oilstick on canvas // 1981