Journal

liverpool, part two.

Onto the highlight of my time in Liverpool: the Tate Liverpool!  If you know me in person or have been a follower of my other blog, you’ll know that contemporary art is one of my biggest loves, apart from music, fashion, Clément Chabernaud, Ryan Gosling, etc.  The Tate was our second stop and I loved every second of it, even if the gallery seemed to be on the small size.  Small, it may have been, but the Tate Liverpool houses some of the works of well-known artists like Andy Warhol, Jackson Pollock, and Pablo Picasso.  If this was a taste of what’s to come at the Tate Modern in London, I cannot wait to spend a day there!

Fountain (1917) by Marcel Duchamp - a replica of course…

Three Ball Total Equilibrium Tank (Two Dr J Silver Series, Spalding NBA Tip-Off) (1985) by Jeff Koons

Untitled (Corner Piece) (1969) by Dan Flavin

Untitled (1973) by Donald Judd

Lobster Telephone (1936) by Salvador Dalí

Philip Treacy hat blocks (SO COOL!  Saw one block of a hat that Isabella Blow wore.)

Number 14 (1951) by Jackson Pollock

Houssine, Michelle, and I being dorks in a video installation by Haluk Akakçe

And finally, here are a few videos from various pieces in the Tate.  The first is a video of a Jenny Holzer work titled Truisms (1984).  It’s quite a long video and I didn’t manage to capture all the phrases as my arm was beginning to tire.

This second video is of Michelle and I showing off our amazing dance moves.  We were interpreting the narration of the videos, obviously.

Okay, so that’s it for this post.  There’s one more planned update for my day trip to Liverpool.