At least regularly life is back again, and after Christmas and New Years Day and all the hustle around these days, I took the last chance to see an exhibition that was on my agenda for a long time. Museum Folkwang, situated in Essen Rüttenscheid, showed Oct. 2, 2015 – Jan. 10, 2016: „The shadow of the Avantgarde – Rousseau and the Forgotten Masters“. Works by self-taught artists like Henri Rousseau, André Bauchant, Séraphine Louis, Martín Ramírez, and Bill Traylor alongside works of modern art by Honoré Daumier, Paul Gauguin, Pablo Picasso were to be seen.
And as if this was not enough, the cashier at the ticket box asked: „Would you like the Combined ticket for the special exhibition?“ Well, which special? I had not heared anything about „Jim Dine – About the Love of Painting“. In October there was a note in the press that there was made a generous donation by Jim Dine to Folkwang Museum. He gifted the most of the exhibited artworks to the museum. And – as I have a lot of time and a lot of thirst for knowledge – naturally I answered YES! And … Jackpot! The unexpected often is the best. Unfortunately taking pictures is forbidden in the museum, and I do accept this rule (normally), but upon entering the „Pinocchio Room“ I could not resist any longer. As I did not dare to use the flash, only a few pictures are managed. Exhibition
After all, the feeling of hunger could not have been ignored any longer and as Rüttenscheid is a Restaurant Row there is a good chance to silence your hunger there. And, last but not least, quasi for dessert, let’s have a look to Villa RÜ, where you can find a small but very active (legal) wall of Essen. Villa RÜ
After that all a busy day. I am looking forward to this new year and hope to make new street art discoveries in the upcoming months.