Sunday, January 27, 2013

The Scream

Yesterday, S and I went to see "The Scream" by Edvard Munch at the Museum of Modern Art. There aren't many times you get to view a monumental piece of art - especially one currently holding the title of most expensive artwork ever sold
Munch made four versions of "The Scream" - with only this one on view outside of Norway. So thank you, Mr Leon Black for forking out $120 million and then sharing this crazy painting with the world.
When I first read about the sale, I also came across a cool article about a man's quest to locate the exact spot in Oslo of this painting, finding it only with the help of Google and Google Maps! I wonder where Bob would have landed had he used Apple Maps instead. Fun piece - go read!
Besides the 1893 painting, on view were a few of his lithographs that Munch created around the same time. If you aren't familiar with the "Scream" series, the subject in the foreground is nearly identical in each painting/ lithograph but the people in the background are never the same. How cool would it be if all of them could be viewed in one space.
Anyhoo all that white space in the museum makes for nice backgrounds for outfit photos:
COS oversized knit (sim), AG Stevies, Uniqlo Heattech Tank top, J Crew Macalister Wedge Boots (40% off sale!) with laces switched out, Club Monaco necklace, Anthropologie Ghita headband, usual jewelry plus a new sparkler on my left hand ;)
It was a quickie visit (a corporate membership allows me to pop in for free whenever I like) but we revisited some of my favourite permanent objects at the museum on our way out:
The Starry Night

Campbell's Soup Cans

Maybe I will try and catch the Matisse exhibit at the Met next weekend...


  1. Love the first photo - so cute! Nice little hand accessory too *wink wink*. :)

  2. I saw this exhibition (or something quite similar) back in Paris a year ago - I loved it! Great choice for a visit :)