Museums of New York

New York is home to a multitude of museums. But it’s especially rich in art museums, offering something for everyone. It has some of the world’s finest examples of Ancient, Old Master, Impressionist, Modern and contemporary work.

brooklyn-museumThe Brooklyn Museum, one of King County’s preeminent cultural institutions, this 560,000-square-foot venue made history as the first American museum to exhibit African objects as art work. In addition to the more than 4,000 items in the Egyptian holdings, museum goers can scope pieces by masters such as Monet and Degas. Continue reading Museums of New York

The Art Scene: Welcome To The Met

metropolitan-museumThe New York art scene is very prominent but ever changing, their art exhibitions include the best photography and art galleries that are considered some of the best in the world.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art ( often referred to as the Met ) is located on Fifth Avenue in New York and is ranked 4th globally and number one in the USA, receiving around 5 million visitors annually. Continue reading The Art Scene: Welcome To The Met

Bed Art – Proof Anything Can Be Art

Living in New York has proven that anything is not only possible, but probable. I mean I’ve seen it all! Today’s blog post is about some of the crazy art works that people have came up with using one of the most common pieces of household furniture: The Bed.

You can take any bed you can find and turn it into art and sell it for millions of dollars. Well, maybe you can’t, but it has been done. If you were clever, you’d perhaps create the art by purchasing a portable bed… you know, a folding, rollaway guest bed. These portable roll away beds are perfect because it would be easy to move your art piece to another gallery!

Now why do I bring this up? Because there is a lot of artwork out there that has a bed in it. Bunk beds, trundle beds, rollaway beds, rolling beds…. you get the idea. But one messy bed sold for millions of dollars! Wouldn’t you want to take your messy bed and sell it to some collector for a cool million dollars? I know I would!

my bedSo what is this bed? It’s Tracey Emin’s “My Bed” that sold for about 3.7 million dollars. Now, why someone wants some one else’s dirty old bed is beyond me, but that is what it sold for.

Let’s take a look at some other art that uses a bed as the main theme and see if we could spend our money better!

german bedNadja Haefeli, Germanic Funeral 2, 2007, oil on canvas

Really it’s Sleeping Beauty with a fuzzy background. Not earth shattering, but better than than “My Bed”.

For a more surreal kind of art piece, one needs to look no further than Urs Fischer’s untitled (Soft Bed). It takes a page from the great surrealist Salvador D’ali melting clock, and applies it to the bed shown. Now that is easily better than some dirty bed!

soft bed

There is literally dozens of popular art that has been created with the bed as the main theme. So, why settle for a dirty, unkempt bed? Especially since it is literally a messy bed! A painting or something would be much better.

Unless you are filthy rich. Then you can buy my bed, and I’ll even mess it up first.

Art Events in New York City – What To Expect at Sun City Project Space

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A lot of people need an outlet for imaginative expression in their everyday lives. Being taught in school when they were young kids regarding the several types of art, music, dance, theater, and artistic writing pursuits that can be found anywhere, most individuals find at least one place by which, they believe, they can best interpret the behaviors and connections they see in the world. With artistic activities, people can relate better to others, understand different situations and reasons, and see things in a whole new outlook. Continue reading Art Events in New York City – What To Expect at Sun City Project Space