Hot Tip: Joe West Show at the Guggenheim

Hey all, just wanted to tip you off to an upcoming event of potential interest. Anyone who’s in the NYC area over the next several months should be sure to check out the new exhibition at the Guggenheim. It’s called “(R)Ejecting the Status Quo: 600 Years of Joe West Images,” and though the title pretty much speaks for itself, here’s a bit from the official description as well as a few of the works included:

This landmark exhibition gathers works spanning six centuries, from Renaissance Florence to postmodern London, that together comprise the first major overview of representations of the umpire Joe West. In addition to tracing Western art’s evolving engagement with West, that most compelling and elusive of subjects, “(R)Ejecting the Status Quo” maps previously uncharted, tectonic shifts in cultural attitudes towards umpiring, baseball, and the nature of public personhood.

Joe West by Marcel Duchamp

Joe West by Andy Warhol

Joe West by Georges Seurat

Joe West by Filippo Brunelleschi

Joe West by Piet Mondrian

Joe West by Giacomo Balla

Joe West by Vincent Van Gogh

Joe West by Alberto Giacometti

Joe West by Roy Lichtenstein

Joe West by Edvard Munch

Joe West by Alexander Calder

Joe West by Damien Hirst

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  1. Dan Rozenson says:

    If anyone needs a primer on modern art, they will find a year’s worth of education in this post.

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  2. Bobby A says:

    I don’t want to go but have to go.

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  3. Well-Beered Englishman says:

    Truly outstanding work.

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  4. Well-Beered Englishman says:

    Ceci n’est pas une arbitre.

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  5. reillocity says:

    I’m left wanting more, though I reckon the Robert Mapplethorpe was removed by ADMINISTRATOR.

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  6. Bluebird in Boulder says:

    The multitudes contained within this post each contain their own multitudes.

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  7. The Rajah says:

    WHERE’S THE DALI ?!?!?

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  8. eckmuhl says:

    Nicely done sir.

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  9. KB says:

    I now feel no need to continue studying for that Appreciation of Art quiz I have on Monday.

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  10. Illinois glass M. Michael Sheets says:

    Most excellent

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  11. Del B. Vista says:

    Would Andres Serrano be too edgy?

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  12. FamousAmazingGuy says:

    Post of the Year!

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  13. nu buford when says:


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  14. Røark says:

    Because ART demands it. I recently shared this with Cistulli:

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  15. Youthful Enthusiast says:

    This may be the greatest NotGraphs post ever.

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  16. scout1222 says:


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  17. Frank Gaines says:

    I wiped a tear from my eye as I gazed upon these beauties.

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  18. Steve Smith says:

    WHEN will it be recognized that there’s more to world art than we’re allowed to see in this West-centered perspective?

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