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where have I been?

June 28, 2017

Home, for the most part, and in my sewing room for much of that time.  I am finally putting the facing on the quilt I have been working on for Usha. I gave myself a deadline and put off most other things till I was done.  It's late, so I will finish the last of the hand-stitching tomorrow.  Then, a fresh start on something else I want to try.

 

Monday was a city day: Phil and I went to the Museum of Modern Art to see the Rauschenberg and Friends exhibit and the Frank Lloyd Wright exhibit.  The Wright exhibit was mostly his architectural drawings -- rooms and rooms of them.  Some of the buildings were built; others were never realized.  But honestly, too much detail to take in.  I don't know what I expected, but that wasn't it.

 

The Rauschenberg was, as always, a pleasure.I  had seen most of these works about 10 years ago at the Met but it was good to see them again, along with other works by his friends: Warhol, Jasper Johns, etc.

 

Remember when there was a brouhaha of outraged quilters when this piece (I think it is titled "Bed.") was first exhibited?  They ranted about Rauschenber's desecrating a QUILT -- as if it weren't already a "cutter" before he even touched it. 

 

By far the most interesting exhibit was the one of Women Artists who did abstract work but were largely ignored at the time. Many I had not heard of, along with people like Louise Nevelson, Gego, Elaine deKooning, Joan Mitchell, Lee Krasner, and others. I took only a couple of pictures and of course, forgot to write down the artists' names.  ARGH.  I would gladly have taken this one home.  Sorry for the lack of attribution:-(

 

Weather has been beautiful and more of my daylilies were in bloom this morning.  Too bad they last only for a day.


 

Wee hours of the morning and I apologize for no translation into French tonight.   Will see you anon.

 

 

 

 

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