With our retro chic knee high bots and after a perfect Parisian brunch we went to the Maillol Museum in the famous neighbourhood of Saint-Germain-des-Près to discover the trending exhibition of the moment: "Pop Art, Icons That Matter, collection du Whitney Museum of American Art".
A real dive into the American dream: a sculpter, collectionner and benefactor, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney (1875-1942), found the Whitney Studio in 1914 in New York (Greenwich Village) to support her friends artists. In 1930, she created her own museum. The Whitney Museum, the real temple of art and american artists, is home to 23 000 art pieces from XXe et XXIe century in a building made by Renzo Piano, the architect of the Beaubourg center in Paris where was shot our WHAT FOR fw17 lookbook.
It's a real new form of art that you can discover there with pieces from young artists from the 60's and 70's with a rebel form of art, totally realistic, irreverent, joyfull and eclectic, introducing some objects from the daily life, from advertising codes to make it real pieces of art . As you can see with the 65 works of art exposed, signed by Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, Tom Wesselmann, Andy Warhol, George Segal or Alex Katz… « Pop Art looks out into the world, it appears to accept its environment, which is not good or bad, but different—another state of mind »., said Roy Lichtenstein.
So don't hesitate, just jump in your shoes and let's go explore some new horizons with this exhibition to discover till January 21st of 2018 at musée Maillol in Paris ( and for thoses who want to go shopping after the museum, you have to know that our WHAT FOR boutique is only at a few steps from there ;)