Sunday, May 9, 2010

PICASSO in The Met and on the sidewalk on Madison Avenue

Sidewalk artist HANI SHIHADA's chalk-an-pastel image of Picasso's "The Dream" on the sidewalk on Madison Avenue outside the Carlyle Hotel
An exhibition of 300 works of art by PABLO PICASSO (Spanish, 1881-1973) opened recently at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. This landmark exhibition is the first to focus exclusively on works by Picasso in the Museum's collection. It features the Museum's complete holdings of paintings, drawings, sculptures, and ceramics by Picasso—never before seen in their entirety—as well as a selection of the artist's prints. The exhibition covers the full breadth of the artist's multi–sided genius over the course of his long, prolific and influential career. The exhibit runs through August 1.
While photography is not allowed at the Met's exhibition hall, there is a masterpiece of Picasso's "The Dream" worth photographing - the chalk-and-pastel copy by HANI SHIHADA. The artwork is on the sidewalk on Madison Avenue outside the Carlyle Hotel. Mr. Shihada is a Jerusalem-born Palestinian artist who has been using the sidewalk as a canvas for more than 30 years. He has done a portrait of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis on a sidewalk, Caravaggios and Raphaels.


nycstylelittlecannoli said...

very cool ! I am hoping to get to the Met next month for this and also the fashion exhibit. The roof exhibit sounds great as well...did u enjoy this one? thanx for the post!

nycstylelittlecannoli said...

not sure if my first comment worked so here I try again. love the met and wish to see this next month. also want to see the fashion exhibit and the roof. thanx for the post.

Noel Y. C. said...

I always enjoy going to the Met and I'm pretty sure you would enjoy all of the current exhibitions.