Posts from October, 2009

Peter Halley Early Work: 1982 to 1987 at Mary Boone


10 September to 24 October, 2009 745 Fifth Avenue, between 57th and 58th streets New York City, 212 752 2929 In the 1980s, when painting was beleaguered and abstract painting under much pressure, Peter Halley was one of the few younger abstractionists who attracted attention. His distinctive hard-edge pictures were accompanied by his theorizing that,…


Hyman Bloom (1913- 2009)


Bloom had inherited a blend of mysticism and harsh realism, reminiscent of Isaac Bashevis Singer.


The Roofer’s Son: Watteau at the Met


I don’t know how one can love Watteau without somehow making him one’s contemporary.