Tuesday, April 21, 2009
I went to Minneapolis for five days and attended the NAEA (National Institute of Art). It was really interesting (always is) but noticeably smaller in numbers (ah the economy). We went to the Minneapolis Institute of Art and saw their contemporary collection: Francis Bacon, Picasso, Dali, Monet, Larry Rivers, etc.... It was a compendium of ALL the greats and the works of art were gorgeous. We also went to the Walker and saw Elizabeth Peyton's work. It was beautiful but also a bit strange, lots of pre-adolescent boys, who looked like they could go either way; very feminine features and elongation of torsos with hair that tossled. Every day we ate breakfast at Hell's Kitchen, apparently an institution in Minneapolis. Bar none had the best breakfasts I've ever had.