HDI Exhibition pick: “The Power of Pictures” at The Jewish Museum, New York
Sunday is Funday and we made our way to the beautiful Jewish Museum here in New York to see their current exhibitions. We really enjoyed seeing “Becoming Jewish: Warhol’s Liz and Marilyn”. We couldn’t agree more with the quote by the journalist Max Lerner from 1962 that “Marilyn was a myth and Liz is a legend.” Andy Warhol’s iconic portraits of Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor reflect this sentiment. Elizabeth and Marilyn enthralled him: they were beauty, success, and fame personified. No photography was allowed in this section, so don’t miss this gem in person!
Another favorite exhibit currently on view at The Jewish Museum was “The Power of Pictures: Early Soviet Photography, Early Soviet Film”. The exhibition spanned the early years (1921-1932) of the Soviet Union and included iconic Photography, Film and Posters. “Radical style was seen as the expression of radical politics and was encouraged by the Communist Government.” This resulted in a merging of classic Soviet imagery with an Avant-Garde graphic point of view. The most powerful posters were of course by the famous Stenberg Brothers and the arresting graphic design and cacophony of color will stay in your mind’s eye long after you leave the exhibition…..
“The Power of Pictures: Early Soviet Photography, Early Soviet Film”
September 25, 2015 – February 7, 2016
The Jewish Museum, 1109 5th Ave at 92nd Street, New York, NY 10128