Strike Dear Mistress and Cure His Heart
Pittsburgh was so much more fun than I had anticipated, but before going the only thing I was looking forward to was The Andy Warhol Museum. He definitely ranks up there among my favorite artists, and the annoying things about seeing his work in other museums is that they only ever have one or two marginal Warhol works, and I think his stuff is best when seen in bulk. Well with 8 floors of the Warhol Museum, I got my wish! Katie and Mark accompanied me, and we had a great time. I was surprised at all the cool music related stuff they had, including New York public access TV shows featuring Debbie Harry. They also had lots of Richard Hell, Patti Smith, and of course The Velvet Underground. I only took a few pics, so here they are.
My personal style icon, Ms. Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. I have seen other works of his featuring Jackie but I've never seen these. They were sad and lovely in person.
I believe Mark described Mao as the cutest evil dictator in history. I'm inclined to agree.
That Jesus, so hot right now.
I nearly screamed when I saw this, half covered over behind glass, the original hand-written sheet music for The Velvet Underground's "Venus in Furs"! (I adjusted this on iPhoto and it looked great on my computer and looks like absolute garbage on my work computer. Dammit.)
I didn't know about the cool installation room they had at the Warhol, but I sure had fun standing in there while the pillows whirled around my head. Katie and I agree it was majicks.
The Warhol was everything I had hoped and more. Also all the stuff I wanted in the giftshop was 50% off, so I bought twice as much stuff. Horray!