We all know him for his large, over-the-top, two dimensional, dotted works on mundane subjects which had his audience questioning the meaning of art. I admit to not being very moved by his works but I did experience more appreciation for him today when seeing his works laid out like I did.
A few of the highlights for me:
Reclining Nude in Brushstroke Landscape, 1986
Modern Sculpture with Glass Wave, 1967
I thought this looked like a musical instrument
Cubist Stillife, 1974
"The Old Guitarist?" Cute.
The exhibit is fun, not too serious or large, and quite accessible. I'd recommend going! Then check out the Italian Renaissance and Baroque drawings on the lower level. Lots of red chalk drawings and some really amazing detail!
And if you want to meet me at the corner of Adams and State for anything besides the Art Institute, we can go shop at Anthropologie and then get a vodka flight at Russian Tea Time!