Saturday, October 20, 2012

Jackie O Slept Here


  Just saw the Regarding Warhol: 50 Years, 60 Artists exhibit at the Met, featuring nearly 50 works by Andy Warhol and 100 others by the artists he influenced. While nearly everyone you'd expect is accounted for -- Jeff Koons, Cindy Sherman, Richard Prince, Jeff Koons, Cindy Sherman, David Hockey, Sigmar Polke -- it is the man of the honor who shines, none more so than in pieces like "Red Jackie" (above) and the haunting "Nine Jackies," capturing a faint smile in the back of a limousine just moments before her husband's assassination. As we were exiting, I couldn't help but remember that Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis' former Fifth Avenue digs were just a stone's throw away. Never had the honor of seeing her in person, but I think Ron Galella would be proud of me for this impromptu photo-op just the same!

2 comments:

Blobby said...

I was in love with Warhol's 'Sixteen Jackies". loved loved loved that series.

Murdoch Matthew said...

She came and went through the service entrance around the corner.

She was a first-rate editor for Doubleday, with an office on the 18th floor when I worked for Dell on the 20th floor. I, too, never ran into her, but the Doubleday receptionist, Emma, kept us up-to-date on the doings of "Mrs. Onassis." RIP, JO and Emma both.

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