A pic of me enjoying Jackson Pollock's 1A 1948 up close for the first time in my life. I have previously only seen it in art books. Taken with Jennifer's iPhone today at the High Museum in Atlanta. This was part of the Picasso to Warhol exhibit. Seeing Pollock's work was one of the highlights of the trip for me.
I took a day of vacation today so Jennifer and I could take her parents to Atlanta as a double-birthday present. We treated them to an exhibit at the High Museum and lunch afterwards. It was fun to get out of what has been a dreadful routine of work lately and shift mind-gears into something more meaningful. For me, that something often means Art.
As almost an after-thought, Jennifer suggested that we go up one floor to a contemporary art exhibit "just to see what's up there." Well, it turns out that among the many works there were three paintings and two installations by my favorite living painter, Gerhard Richter.
After this wonderful surprise, and after appreciating a few other impressive works featured at the High, the four of us had lunch at Murphy's, which used to be something of a hang-out when Jennifer and I first met in 1987. The place has moved across the street since then and is now considerably larger and brighter (more windows). It was a nice experience topped off by a decadently generous slice of Toll house cookie pie which we all shared.
Sure beats working.