Five for Friday, written by a variety of MoMA staff members, is our attempt to spotlight some of the compelling, charming, and downright curious works in the Museum’s rich collection.
To fulfill your Friday-afternoon Internet-eye-candy needs, I give you . . . cute animals from the collection of The Museum of Modern Art.
Let’s start off slow, with a classic:
2. Gary Winogrand. Park Avenue, New York. 1959
CRAZY MONKEY! Not sure what more can be said about this, except that New York is a weird place. Thank you Winogrand. I hope the monkey didn’t jump on your face after you took this picture.
OK—now, check this dude out!
This next one is a true classic—one of the great modern paintings:
4. Paul Gauguin. Still Life with Puppies. 1888
Puppies! Awwwwww, lookit their little bellies! Gauguin‘s lifestyle gets a bad rap, but—he gave milk to puppies! In a saucepan!! On his table!!! (In front of a truly weird still life.) Thank you Paul.
And . . . last but not least:
5. Rosemarie Trockel. Untitled. 1983
HAPPY COCONUTS PARTY!!!
Have a good weekend, folks!