Thursday, February 26, 2015

This 'n That Thursdays: Orchid Daze: Pop! at the Atlanta Botanical Garden


A couple of weekends ago my husband and I headed to Atlanta for the opening of the Orchid Daze: Pop! exhibit at the Atlanta Botanical Garden.  The theme for this annual event was pop art, in particular the art of Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, and Keith Haring.  The orchids were dazzling as usual, and the vibrant theme showcased brilliant colors which brightened a winter day.

Andy Warhol's iconic Campbell's Soup Cans (1962) inspired the entrance display,


which featured a long wall covered with rows of soup can replicas planted with two types of colorful orchids, Cattleyas and Paphiopedilums:



Cattleyas

Paphiopedilums

Orchids were given the Andy Warhol celebrity treatment:


These beauties give Marilyn Monroe some serious competition!

From iCollector

Some Andy Warhol wisdom:


After passing through an orchid-filled walkway,




the next exhibit featured orchids displayed in the style of Keith Haring:





Two works by the artist for comparison:

Untitled (1983) multicolored characters
(from Passion Estampes)

Untitled (1980)
(from Gladstone Gallery)

Some Keith Haring wisdom:


We unfortunately managed to miss the exhibit devoted to the art of Roy Lichtenstein, but the Garden's Fuqua Orchid Center blog posted these photos as the display was being assembled:

From The Orchid Column

Words of wisdom from Roy Lichtenstein
(from The Orchid Column)

Roy Lichtenstein is known for his comic book art-style works, of women in particular:

Girl in Mirror (1964)
(from Christie's)

Commissioned April 1966 Newsweek cover by Roy Lichtenstein
(from Blouin ARTiNFO)

Here are a few more photos of lovely orchids:




The exhibit is on display through April 12th.  If you are suffering from the winter doldrums right now, a visit to Orchid Daze 2015 at the Atlanta Botanical Garden is guaranteed to chase them away!
             

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