Our man on the street in New York City, Kosmo Vinyl, recently posted a comment on our blog about the Raymond Pettibon Surfers exhibition at Venus Over Manhattan.
It's nice to live vicariously through our friends in Manhattan sometimes. Sure, we read about art online at excellent websites such as Artinfo.com, and I enjoy following famed NY critic Jerry Saltz on Facebook - but the personal touch of getting a 'note' from a friend is a fine way to discover a new artist or gallery show I might otherwise miss when scanning the blogs and online art magazines.
This exhibition, the first ever to be devoted entirely to the California-based artist's 'surfer paintings', closed a few days ago - but you can still view it online. I liked the short video of the installation, and couldn't help notice all the folks sitting around watching one guy work (reminded me of a construction crew), but that's another story.
Here's what Kosmo Vinyl had to say...
I know it's not British (although my Arsenal supporting English brother-in-law assures me British surfers now exist), but I'm just back from seeing Raymond Pettibon's "Surfers" at Venus Over Manhattan. I thought they were really cool and so did my 17 year old #2 son. Worth a peek if you're in NYC and while you're at it, right across Madison Ave there's a terrific selection of Warhol's Jackies (Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis) at Blain|Di Donna, above the ever swanky Cafe Carlyle. The most Jackies I've ever seen, including a rare 1968 (red, white and black) collage and acetate combo which was new Warhol on me. A must see for any of us serious Warhol fans." - KV
Kind of makes you want to visit New York doesn't it?
And it's hard to believe it's been fifty years since Warhol created that iconic body of work!
What exhibitions have you seen lately that you really liked? Let us know in the comments...