Saturday, April 28, 2007

Picasso and American Art

After his game, I dropped Jack at his cousin's and met the Larkin's. We had made plans to spend a couple of days in San Francisco. Sharon and Liz had gone to the city Friday night so that Sharon could see Marianne Williamson at a conference.

Joe, Cindy and I met Sharon at the Serrano Hotel and checked in. Afterwards, we walked to the San Francisco MOMA to see Picasso and American Art. The exhibit was designed to show how a number of American artists had directly and openly interpreted Picasso's style, appropriated his palette, or used his work as a point of departure. In addition to a number of works by Picasso, the show included works by Stuart Davis, Willem de Kooning, Arshile Gorky, John Graham, Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, Jackson Pollock, David Smith, and Max Weber. I was amazed how some of these artists had so blatantly copied Pisacco. Afterwards, we explored some of the rest of the Museum.

Wandering back to the hotel, we cleaned up for dinner. We made a stop at Cityscape on the 46th floor of the Hilton to enjoy views of the city. From there, we went to dinner at Firenze by Night. We finished the night with stops at the crowded Redwood Room in the Clift Hotel and at Ponzu in the Serrano Hotel.

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