We spent a few hours at the High Museum today, and finally had an opportunity to view the Radcliffe Bailey exhibit. Seeing his work up close and personal was really exciting and informative for me.
"Windward Coast" was incredible. I had seen photographs of this installation, but when I turned the corner and entered the room where this was located, I was shocked and amazed. It is huge! I asked the docent how this was received at the High and he said in crates. He added that it took Mr. Bailey a week to assemble it.
I've showed you other favorite works of this artist, but I must reiterate that viewing the pieces in person really adds food for thought. I loved it!
We also enjoyed the watercolors of John Marin, who was an inspiration for both Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning.
Here is his The Red Sun, Brooklyn Bridge, painted in 1920.
"Modern by Design", visiting from the MOMA, was the other exhibit that we were eager to see.
This Malitte Lounge Furniture piece by Roberto Matta was one of my favorites.
What a great concept, huh?
I also enjoyed the collection of hanging cotton prints by Noemi Raymond.
I apologize for the blurrines of this photo. It is entitled "Squares Blobs and Speckles". I want to learn more about her and her husband Antonin.
There was also a set of drinkware by Earl Tupper, the inventor of Tupperware. Did you know there was an Earl Tupper? I was inspired to read more about this DuPont chemist, Welcome Ware and Tupper's association with Brownie Wise, who originated the Tupperware Parties, so popular back in the 70's and 80's.
We lunched at Taqueria del Sol in downtown Decatur, and then I visited the nearby yarn shop, Sheepish: great yarns, an excellent inventory, and friendly and helpful staff.