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Museum collection top tens: MoMA

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Each day this week, MAN will feature the ten artworks most-accessed on five art museum websites. Today: The Museum of Modern Art.

  1. Salvador Dalí, The Persistence of Memory, 1931
  2. Vincent van Gogh, The Starry Night, 1889
  3. Pablo Picasso, Les Demoiselles d’Avignon, 1907
  4. Andy Warhol, Gold Marilyn Monroe, 1962
  5. Andy Warhol, Campbell’s Soup Cans, 1962
  6. Claude Monet, Water Lilies, 1914-26
  7. Meret Oppenheim, Object, 1936
  8. Charles Ray, Family Romance, 1993
  9. Willem de Kooning, Woman, I (at right), 1950-52
  10. Andrew Wyeth, Christina’s World, 1948

(Nota bene: Each museum uses slightly different metrics for keeping track of these things. MoMA’s is the ten works most-viewed in calendar 2010. MoMA also publishes a weekly most-viewed list here.)

Also in this series: SFMOMA.

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  1. Daniel Grant says:

    It is interesting to see “Christina’s World” amidst the more modernist artworks on your list but not altogether surprising. People like the work of Andrew Wyeth. The only people appearing to dislike Wyeth and his work are major art critics, who rarely can do anything other than spew resentment at Wyeth’s popularity and cast aspersions on the artist himself. (Likening some artist’s work to Wyeth’s is comparable to an epithet.) Wyeth reflects the innate powerlessness of critics to influence taste.

  2. zagrobelny says:

    The cynic in me says the Charles Ray piece made the list thanks to people googling for porn.

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