Bill Beckley at Tony Shafrazi Gallery, May 15 to July 30, 2010
In the 1980s, when painting was commonly said to be dead, many group shows were devoted to abstraction.
Andy Warhol: The Last Decade at the Brooklyn Museum.
Saltz is a great art writer who rarely fails to amuse, entertain and instruct
Alfred’s note perfect exhibition strips his media images of their usual affect to present the soothing vision of an extreme aesthete
“His ambition,” Moore-McCann concludes, “is nothing less than a transformation of thinking, looking beyond material objects to underlying systems of belief”
Giambattista Tiepolo (1696 – 1770), very famous and much in demand in his lifetime, has a roomful of his enormously tall paintings at the entrance to the European galleries of the Metropolitan Museum. Thought to be just a gifted decorative artist, unlike Piero della Francesca, he has not has not become a culture hero. In a…
Taking subjects from the raw materials for old master art, Steir transforms them in accord with her very contemporary sensibility.
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,…
By his critical reference to the illusions of the rhetoric of the Olympics, vastly expensive events which diverted funding from the fundamental needs of the population, he makes a powerful political statement, all the more potent because it is extremely elliptical.