Still, when Andy Maus, director and CEO of the Plains Art Museum, says a new exhibit has some “rock stars,” it’s an understatement.
As the names indicate, “From Renoir to Kostabi” doesn’t just have rock stars — it has the monsters of rock. The exhibit includes the titans of the last 140 years in art, featuring Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Pablo Picasso and Marc Chagall.
Pablo Picasso’s 1959 linocut print, “Bacchanale au Taureau Noir.” Photo courtesy of Park West Museum / Special to The Forum
“It’s basically a journey through European and American modernism over 100 years,” Maus says. “It’s creativity through the ages.”
The show follows the development of art styles from the late 1800s into the 2000s, from Renoir landscapes to contemporary New York artist Mark Kostabi’s sociopolitical commentary.
While the 59-year-old may not be a household name, his work is in the collections at the Metropolitan