joy magnetism: With a shoe and a lampshade, and a little Van Gogh, too

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Friday, July 8, 2011

With a shoe and a lampshade, and a little Van Gogh, too

Magnet #1232 - Jellyfish Armadillo boot, Plato's Atlantis, spring/summer 2010, Alexander McQueen

Oh, yes. There's a part of me that's wondering if I'm going to collect every single magnet that the Met has produced of the McQueen exhibit.

Don't put it past me. I have four in my possession now, including this one (which was given to me, in point of fact - thank you).

I think there's like five or six more to go, and roughly a month left to go. I may not have anything intelligent to say about each and every one of them, but I feel like I must own them. All.

Plus? How much do I love the Met for such an impressive magnet array? There's literally a whole shelf full of magnets right as you come out of the exhibit hall. It's like I freakin' set that up myself!

This one's part of McQueen's Plato's Atlantis collection - and arguably one of his most infamous pieces. I mean, even the 10-year-old we went to the museum with today knew about the shoes.

Of course, said same girl was pointing out (with some authority) the outfits that Lady Gaga would most assuredly wear.

Then again, whenever I asked the little girl if she herself would wear it, she goes, "No, Joy, it looks like a lampshade!"

When we left the exhibit, we were wandering around the shop area, and the kid pointed out a Vincent Van Gogh, wondering if they had Starry, Starry Night. I ask you, what 10-year-olds do you know who are asking for Vincent Van Gogh?

So we made a quick trip back through the galleries, so that I could show her the way to the two Van Gogh rooms. Loved it - she was reading plaques, looking at the paintings, taking pictures of them, asking for specific paintings. It was awesome.

Good gravy, you know she's a kid after my own heart!
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