Monday, January 9, 2012

Maurizio Cattelan at the Guggenheim

This weekend was filled with museum visits, commencing on Friday evening with a visit to the museum of the FIT for the Daphne Guinness showcase. This was a remarkable display of a small collection of her garments, so beautifully curated, I have no doubt it would have given Alexander McQueen's Savage Beauty a run for its money. 

Then on Saturday arvo, we saw ourselves at the Guggenheim for a viewing of the Maurizio Cattelan's exhibition. A truly bizarre collection of artwork, I thought it was absolute rubbish at first. Walking down the spiraling walkway seeing the dangling objects at various angles though, some allure seemed to shine through. 

Cattelan seems to be the jack of all material (master of none?), working with taxidermy, plaster, print, wood... Whatever your views are on the artwork, I, for one, am in complete agreement with Vanessa - the vast Guggenheim space was most apt for this unusual display.  

The Guggenheim was also a fitting opportunity to bust out the DIY glitter boots from the day before:
Zara striped top, AG Stevie ankle jeans in Kelly Green,  Cartonier (Anthropologie) draped leather jacket

I am in love with how these boots turned out. It is a great pity that such shoes are highly inappropriate for my workplace.


  1. You look so pretty and hip! The exhibit seems fascinating. I wish I could have gone!

  2. Thanks Jess - you always leave such lovely compliments! I do hope a meetup can take place this year - wouldn't that be awesome!