New York comes to Melbourne
A NEW BLOCKBUSTER EXHIBITION BRINGS SOME OF TH E B IG APPLE TO AUSTRALIA .
The announcement could barely have been more exciting. Melbourne’s NGV revealed it was teaming up with the Museum of Modern Art in New York to bring some of the world’s most famous artworks to Australia. That was the good news. The bad news was that this was in June 2016 – a full two years before the exhibition was actually set to open its doors. But now the wait has finally paid off, with the arrival of MOMA at NGV: 130 Years of Modern and Contemporary Art, the centrepiece in the Melbourne Winter Masterpieces series. In all, more than 200 works have been drawn from all six of the MOMA’S curatorial departments: architecture and design, drawings and prints, film, media and performance art, painting and sculpture and photography. Until October, pieces by Salvador Dalí, Andy Warhol, Pablo Picasso, Jeff Koons, Frida Kahlo, Agnes Martin and Cindy Sherman (plus many, many more) will fill the entire ground floor of NGV international. Impressive stuff. MOMA AT NGV: 130 YEARS OF MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY ART, JUNE 9-OCTOBER 7; NGV.MELBOURNE
CLOCKWISE FROM TOP LEFT ‘Painterly Architectonic’ (1917) by Lyubov Popova; ‘The Portrait’ (1935) by René Magritte; ‘No.3 / No. 13’ (1949) by Mark Rothko; ‘Drowning Girl’ (1963) by Roy Lichtenstein.