I am home now, but this morning I went to The Art Institute of Chicago museum. I only had 90 min until I needed to leave for the airport, so it was a quick visit. I knew I had to see Richter. That was where I went first.
I took many photos, of course, and I will put them up tomorrow. I wish I would have had more time to photograph sculptures. I could have easily spent a few hours just doing that.
I also wandered around the photography area for twenty minutes or so. They had some really good stuff. It was interesting to see so many printed that I have only viewed digitally. Some looked much better printed. William Klein, for example–his prints jump off the wall. They are gripping, tragic, beautiful. Ansel Adams was not as impressive, but maybe it was just that photo. I had never seen it. It was kind of like, meh. Cindy Sherman’s prints were okay. One was not as good, the other I had never seen. Nan Goldin’s photo was better printed. Robert Frank’s print was one of my favorites. Weegee had a great print, but it was one of his more conventional images. Same goes for Diane Arbus. I also saw the famous, “Steerage,” by Stieglitz. That was really neat to see. It has aged, but still beautiful. I also saw Edward Weston, Walker Evans, Bresson, Man Ray, Dorothea Lange, Eggleston …
Oh yeah, the statue above is Rodin, Eve after the Fall. It is not a very big statue. Maybe … I dunno, lol. It was on a pedestal that was much bigger than it. Beautiful.