Vincent Van Gogh
“Populism” is defined by the dictionary as a belief in the wisdom of the common people, and there’s a distinctly populist agenda behind the high-profile masterworks show Double Take now on view at the Experience Music Project. Not only are the paintings in the exhibit the sort of classic and modern art not usually seen in museums devoted to pop culture, the curator includes no explanatory wall text, relying instead on unexpected juxtapositions of the art to encourage viewers to see familiar works in a “new” way. The show also offers visitors a first-time peek into the private collection of reclusive local mogul Paul Allen, an attraction all in itself. KUOW art critic Gary Faigin joins us with his “take” on Double Take.