New York comes to Melbourne

A NEW BLOCK­BUSTER EX­HI­BI­TION BRINGS SOME OF TH E B IG AP­PLE TO AUS­TRALIA .

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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.

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