Benjamin Moore Paints Sponsors ‘Color Chart’

250_warhol%27s%20paint%20by%20numbers.jpgThere’s an interesting exhibit at the MoMA examining the shift in the art paradigm when ready made and mass produced colors became normative for artists from the Mid-20th Century till today. It marked a time where artists “forfeited their personal take on color and gave themselves over to the dictates of the mass market.” Sponsored by Benjamin Moore, “Color Chart: Reinventing Color, 1950 to Today,” features the works of 40 artists—dead and living—including skull raiser Damien Hirst and Andy Warhol, who exemplifies this pivotal transformation with his iconic “Do It Yourself (Landscape)” painting (1962), a play on the paint by number kits of yesteryear, as well as the philosophical ‘What does it really mean to be an artist?’ question. The show runs through May 12th, and if you can’t make it in person at least check out it out online. |TMagzine|