We’ve had a busy fall and early winter, so we’re a bit behind with some of our posts; however, we have a minute now to provide a quick update on some ELD Museum art news:
1. An anonymous donor purchased a work of art for us by Miami artist Maurizio Cattelan.
Entitled “Comedian,” this artwork was on display at the annual showcase Art Basel in Miami Beach, and it now hangs in our corporate offices. Or it did until it rotted and thousands of fruit flies were swarming in our lobby.
Pictured at the right: "Comedian," new artwork taped to the wall in the corporate offices of the Emmett Lee Dickinson Museum.
Below on the left: Welcome to MOCA -- the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art Below right: Pics from I Was There When It Happened, paintings by Michael Kagan.
The museum had other interesting and even fascinating exhibits (especially an interactive exhibit called Charged which spotlighted artists who incorporate interactive technology in their works), and we we’re particularly delighted to see that an outdoor sculpture garden included a sculpture by Michael Manjarris of the first edition of poetry by Emmett Lee Dickinson (Emily Dickinson's third cousin, twice removed -- at her request).
Below left: Scenes from MOCA Below right: Michael Manjarris' "Poetic Object Series: The Poetry of ELD
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Below left: The exhibit provides as "Travel Guide" as you journey from room to room throughout the exhibit. Below right: The souvenir book includes extras in the back -- two pamphlets about some of Hopper's road trips with his wife, trips that are highlighted and discussed in the show.