On Sunday, I ventured uptown through the Guatemalan Independence Day parade to see the blockbuster Picasso Sculpture exhibition at MoMA. What awaited me was an expansive, varied journey through the artist's career and his work in three dimensions. There were a few things that struck me:
1. Many of the sculptures were smaller than I would have guessed.
2. Much of the three dimensional work was very different formally than his paintings (albeit with similar subject matter). However, I would have liked to see some paintings from concurrent time periods alongside the sculpture to provide a comparison.
3. Picasso was a master of all media; though he was never formally trained as a sculptor, his work in difficult materials such as bronze was remarkable.
The exhibition is on view through February 7th.
Boots: Rachel Comey
Photo of me by Meri Feir; all other photos by me.