Monday, February 02, 2009
Mexico City - Part Uno: Art on Grasshopper Hill
So just go back from a great trip to Mexico City. I'll show you some of my art adventures in parts. Just to let you know...I'm saving the best for last
These are images from an exhibit on the main thoroughfare of Paseo Reforma, in Chapultapec (grasshopper hill)
The artist's name is Leonora Carrington, who is British born but spent much, if not most of her life in Mexico City. Carrington is a surrealist and the exhitbit is of large bronze sculptures of her work. I came across it in a cab on route to the Anthropological Museum (I'll go into that in another post).
What a great exhibit...you can admire it from a car, but I got out and walked the exhibit...much nicer.
Here's the main fish dude at the beginning
wouldn't you love a stove like this:
this is one of my favorites
this is a nice photo cuz you can get a sense of how the exhibit runs down the boulevard...plus what is not to love about stingray-faced man
The jouney ends with a grim group
They remind me of something from my private collection. My grim group is by the Oaxacan black pottery artist Carlomagno Pedro. okay that's it for now