Writings by Joan Boykoff Baron and Reuben M. Baron

Anish Kapoor, Memory 2008. Cor-Ten steel, 47 x 29 x 15 feet (approximate). Installation at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York

Anish Kapoor’s “Memory”: A Tale of Two Cities

October 21, 2009—March 28, 2010 Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum 1071 Fifth Avenue (at 89th Street) New York City 212-423-3500 Anish Kapoor’s Memory, a 24-ton metallic blimp measuring approximately 47 x 29 x 15 feet overall, is imposing at a number of levels.  It requires the viewer to use his/her own memory to create an image…

Jack Tworkov, Crossfield I 1968. Oil on canvas, 80 x 70 inches. Collection of Beatrice Perry, NY.

Jack Tworkov: Against Extremes – Five Decades of Painting at the UBS Art Gallery

Seldom has a better synthesis been achieved among raw power, exquisite color, and the organizing effects of line.


Automobiles: John Chamberlain, Chakaia Booker, Dirk Skreber

Retrieved in tribute to  John Chamberlain, 1927-2011


The Panza Collection: An Experience of Color and Light

As the skies become grey, the sunlight becomes scarce, and the air becomes frigid, we find in snowy Buffalo at the Albright-Knox, a respite for all of this, an oasis of color and light.


Developing an Eye for Color: Albers, Judd and Oursler

We think there is a clue in Oursler’s work that provides us with a deeper insight into the nature of the relationship involved in the Albers-Judd pairings. This is a rather surprising state of affairs given that Oursler’s grotesque sculptures are hardly known for their imaginative use of color.


Frank Stella 1958

Arthur M. Sackler Museum Harvard University Art Museums Cambridge, Massachusetts February 4—May 7,  2006 In his famous quote regarding the futility of people’s seeking layers of meaning in his black paintings, Frank Stella uttered what was to become the rallying cry of Minimalism—“What you see is what you see”.  Our response to his proclamation is…


The 2006 New York Armory Show

The 2006 New York Armory Show: Piers 90 and 92 12 Ave at 50 & 52 Street New York City March 10-13, 2006 The Not So Sweet Smell of Success What can be said of a fair that was enormously successful financially while being aesthetically unsatisfying? Fair officials reported that more than 47,000 collectors, critics,…


Extreme Abstraction

The Albright-Knox Art Gallery 1285 Elmwood Ave. Buffalo, NY 14222 316-882-8700 July 15 – October 2, 2005 This lively exhibition at the Albright-Knox Museum is about connections and dialogues and more broadly about how to buildbuilding bridges.  The connections do more than demonstrate relationships between works within this exhibition or between this exhibition and past…


The Nathalie and Irving Forman Collection

The Nathalie and Irving Forman Collection The Albright-Knox Art Gallery 1285 Elmwood Ave. Buffalo, NY 14222 716-882-8700 May 6 – July 3, 2005 Carter Ratcliff , in his introductory essay to Michael Wall’s 1979 pioneering exhibition “In the Realm of the Monochrome”, characterized the act of painting a monochrome as an act of defiance. Equally…


“Doors and Floors, War and More: Reflections on The Armory Show 05”

“Doors and Floors, War and More: Reflections on The Armory Show 05” The International Fair of New York Piers 90 and 92 March 10-14, 2005 This year’s Armory Show was a reasonably accurate reflection of today’s international art market with its vast array of sculpture, installations, painting, drawing, photography, and even some furniture. More than…