moma part two

This MoMA entry is all about fun with geometry!

Here’s a page from the Russian children’s book About Two Squares.  It’s about a red square and a black square that fly to Earth from space.  I really like that!  And I thought it would have been cool if the squares had magic powers or something.  But actually, the squares represented the superiority of the new Soviet order (red square) over the old (black square).

Museum of Modern Art, June 2008

This is Matthew Brannon’s The Never That Lasts Forever.  It’s a huge cut-out covering almost an entire wall.

Museum of Modern Art, June 2008

Brian Belott’s Books, books, books, books, books, books, and books, in which children’s books found at thrift stores were collaged with all sorts of interesting patterns and shapes.

I love love love Alexander Calder’s mobiles.  His minimalist style and simplicity of streamlined shapes and colors always look so peaceful to me.  His mobiles are especially fascinating because as they slowly move and rotate, new angles of the design are discovered.  Here are two views of Lobster Trap & Fish Tail from 1939.  It hangs over a staircase.

Museum of Modern Art, June 2008

Museum of Modern Art, June 2008The fascinating Plan for World Trade Monopoly by Oyvind Fahlstrom.  The first photo is the entire piece and the second is my favorite detail.

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Rothko’s No. 5 / No. 22 from 1950.  Picasso’s Guitar from 1913.

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A portfolio of eight double-sided screenprints by Francois Morellet.

Museum of Modern Art, June 2008

Random stick-figure looking dudes say bye for now.

Museum of Modern Art, June 2008
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