Michael, the source of many unusual books,popped in for a coffee this week with another of his eclectic collection; ‘ Concrete Ideas: Material to Shape a City. ed. Pina Petricone/publ.Thames and Hudson.
This recalled my visit to The Whitney, New York in November. A 60’s concrete Brutalist building designed by Marcel Breuer which took my breath away with its gorgeous textural surfaces, rough and gritty. Although stark and spare it has a wonderfully feminine quality. The womb like intimacy of the stairways contrasting dramatically with the vast and imposing gallery spaces. I must admit that although I enjoyed the retrospective of Artschwager’s work, much of it quite hilarious, it was the building that really caught my eye. http://whitney.org/Exhibitions/RichardArtschwager
I am now on the look out for more of these brooding concrete beauties…mmmm see the one below!
Photo by Michael Murton