Gallery: PHOTOS: Wolfgang Laib Spreads Pollen All Over MoMA’s Atrium

The Museum of Modern Art’s second floor atrium has been home to some monumental pieces in the past few years, from Martha Rosler’s Meta-Monumental Garage Sale of patrons’ junk to Marina Abramovic’s The Artist is Present. Just days ago this same atrium was enlivened with an intense splash of vibrant yellow pollen in Wolfgang Laib’s piece "Pollen from Hazelnut". Over the weekend, the artist brushed pounds and pounds of collected pollen across an oversized platform to create an installation that a honey bee would call heaven.

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  1. Allie63 May 21, 2014 at 3:06 am

    Words fail me. So does inspiration. :/

  2. Mark Baylor September 11, 2013 at 3:24 pm

    If this passes for “Art”, I no longer question why people find a family trip to the Art Museum to be a waste of time. :(

    Pretty sure this is NOT what Da Vinci had in mind when he said “simplicity is the ultimate sophistication”.