Comparing Grandma Moses to Andy Warhol — paradigm
shift or marketing stunt? If Warhol
wouldn’t agree, he would probably
approve of this mischievous exhibit,
which makes the case that Grandma
Moses, typically thought of as naive
and nostalgic, was actually on the
front edge of midcentury technique.
Many modern masterpieces are on
display — including works by War-
hol, Joseph Cornell and Helen Fran-
kenthaler — alongside more than 60
originals by Grandma Moses. Despite
its seemingly flip premise, this is a
highly credentialed exhibit, organized
by the Bennington Museum and
Shelburne Museum, and supple-
mented with key loans from private
collections arranged by Galerie St.
Etienne of New York. The exhibit is
accompanied by an illustrated catalog,
with essays by Alexander Nemerov,
an art history professor at Stanford
University; Diana Korzenik, professor emerita at the Massachusetts
College of Art; and others.
ABOVE Grandma Moses, “Catchin’
The Turkey,” 1955 Oil on pressed
wood, 12 x 16 inches. Collection of
Bennington Museum Copyright
© 2017, Grandma Moses Properties
Co. New York
LEFT Andy Warhol, “Flowers,” 1970
Color screenprint on paper, 38 x 38 inches; Williams College Museum of Art,
Williamstown, Mass. Gift of the Andy
Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts
(M.2014.1.2) © 2017 The Andy Warhol
Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. /
Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
; “Grandma Moses:
; Bennington Museum
; Through Nov. 5
“The Garden Club” 10” x 14”
Ltd. Edition Serigraph $275
“Mary & Her Little Lamb” Book
ISBN: 0-399-24233-5 $17.99
“Country Home” 14” x 16”
Ltd. Edition Print $135
“Christmas Eve Service” 7. 5” x 12”
Ltd. Edition Print $138
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