Oh.. NO!!! Summer of Love at the Whitney is Totally Loveless!!
So... we went to see the Summer of Love show at The Whitney last night..
Summer of Love revisits the unprecedented explosion of contemporary art and popular culture brought about by the civil unrest and pervasive social change of the 1960s and early 70s, when a new psychedelic aesthetic emerged in art, music, film, architecture, graphic design, and fashion.
Well.. the nicest thing we can say about this new
artistic road kill Whitney show... is... the 5 or 6 Lavender Mist Cocktails we had at the charity event, tasted OK...
Wow.. what were these
clueless curators thinking?? The show lacked energy, any excitement, and totally missed the entire spirit of the psychedelic era of the 1960's. We've never before seen so many psychedelics look so dull. Flat, sterile, antiseptic, are the words best fit to describe the exhibit. Displaying these 1960's posters under plexi on a neon orange painted wall.. didn't add a damn thing. Even the docent... other than saying.. "it's colorful..." couldn't think of an intelligent utterance about many of these works in the show.
This first photo includes the work Suspended,1977 by Menashe Kadishman...
and in white in the background set high on the hill is the majestic sculpture by Alice Aycock, Titles Three-Fold Manifestation II, 1987.
On the left in red was a large steel work by Alexander Liberman, titled Adam, 1970.
Now that's a great 1960's work of Summer of Love Art!!