Ralph Eggleston loveliness in New York City! I'm going!
Twenty Years Old. Not able to drink legally but already served the world on notice. Not much about Pixar's history and films isn't overwhelmingly endearing, pioneering and gosh darned successful. This is along the same lines.
In keeping with the Museum’s long tradition of presenting animation, this is the most extensive gallery exhibition that MoMA has ever devoted to the genre. Featuring over 500 works of original art on loan for the first time from Pixar Animation Studios, the show includes paintings, concept art, sculptures, and an array of digital installations. These works reveal the intricate, hands-on processes behind Pixar’s computer-generated films—including Toy Story, A Bug’s Life, Toy Story 2, Monsters Inc., Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, Cars, and numerous shorts.
I'm going to New York next week to see this and celebrate this milestone. Apparently I have pieces in the exhibit but I've no idea which ones they are (shudder). But if can have a shrieking animation/art geek moment...OH..MY...LORD! I'm at the MOMA!
'Nuff said. Will report back once I get back in a week.
Pixar at the MOMA
ADDENDUM: I got a copy of the catalog of the show and to my dismay no art of mine in them pages. When I got the invite to go on the company dime it was clear that it was because I had work chosen for the show. So, just in case, I offer this clarification: I think I have work at the MOMA. Maybe the catalog does not list the entire show's pieces. Or perhaps it is because of my personal involvement in a number of projects that got me on the list. Or maybe I should check that catalog again.
No matter, it's not lost on me that I'm just a lucky schmoe to be be part of the whole magilla in whatever capacity or even by virtue of mere proximity. It's all good.