Hot Tip: Joe West Show at the Guggenheim

Hey all, just wanted to tip you off to an upcoming event of potential interest. Anyone who’s in the NYC area over the next several months should be sure to check out the new exhibition at the Guggenheim. It’s called “(R)Ejecting the Status Quo: 600 Years of Joe West Images,” and though the title pretty much speaks for itself, here’s a bit from the official description as well as a few of the works included:

This landmark exhibition gathers works spanning six centuries, from Renaissance Florence to postmodern London, that together comprise the first major overview of representations of the umpire Joe West. In addition to tracing Western art’s evolving engagement with West, that most compelling and elusive of subjects, “(R)Ejecting the Status Quo” maps previously uncharted, tectonic shifts in cultural attitudes towards umpiring, baseball, and the nature of public personhood.

Joe West by Marcel Duchamp

Joe West by Andy Warhol

Joe West by Georges Seurat

Joe West by Filippo Brunelleschi

Joe West by Piet Mondrian

Joe West by Giacomo Balla

Joe West by Vincent Van Gogh

Joe West by Alberto Giacometti

Joe West by Roy Lichtenstein

Joe West by Edvard Munch

Joe West by Alexander Calder

Joe West by Damien Hirst

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Dan Rozenson
Dan Rozenson

If anyone needs a primer on modern art, they will find a year’s worth of education in this post.