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Florine Stettheimer, Self-Portrait with Palette (Painter and Faun), ca. 1915, oil on canvas. Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library, Columbia University, New York
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Thursday, November 1st, 2001

Renee Cox

Robert Miller 526 West 26th Street New York 10022 September 22- November 3, 2001 Cox’s “American Family”, recently seen at her first solo show at the Robert Miller Gallery, a large group of family snaps fanned out on the floor of a side room. Set against the large-scale erotic images in the other rooms, this…

Monday, October 1st, 2001

Joel Shapiro Hits the Roof

When it comes to whimsy, exuberance and pizzazz, the sky’s the limit for Joel Shapiro. Joel Shapiro was born in 1941 and became a bona fide member of the New York avant-garde in the late sixties during the heyday of Minimalism. Five of his sculptures can be seen right now on the tourist-friendly rooftop of…

Wednesday, August 1st, 2001


An Orgy of Violence

Leon Golub: Paintings (1950-2000), was at the South London Gallery and at the Albright Knox, Buffalo, and continues at the Brooklyn Museum til August 19, 2001 “Every virtue resides or is symbolized in the flesh together with all humiliation, threat and squalor”. So wrote the British art critic Adrian Stokes in his 1967 Reflections on the…

Sunday, July 1st, 2001

Rachel Whiteread

Serpentine Gallery Kensington Gardens London SW1 June 20- August 5, 2001, 10-6 daily, Free There is a tendency for international art stars, especially those with “signature” styles, to risk in large scale works the predictable and monotonous, but to surprise the viewer, pleasantly, with smaller pieces. The handmade, the throw-off, the experimental, tantalize with the…

Sunday, July 1st, 2001


Emily Young

Leighton House Museum 12 Holland Park Road London W14 June 13- July 28, 2001 I have known about Emily Young since the early ’90s, but only finally got to see her work “in the flesh” the other day. Announcement cards over the years would survive on the mantlepiece beyond the closing date of the unseen…

Sunday, July 1st, 2001


William Kentridge

New Museum of Contemporary Art New Museum of Contemporary Art New York NY 10012 June 2 – September 16, 2001 The first American Retrospective of William Kentridge at the New Contemporary Museum is a moving experience. Despite it’s political edge, his art does not become the “kitchen help of politics.” His animated films and…

Friday, March 9th, 2001


Invitational Exhibition of Painting and Sculpture

INVITATIONAL EXHIBITION OF PAINTING AND SCULPTURE American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York City Bouvard and Pécuchet pretty much had the right idea about academies. Never miss an opportunity to ridicule them, and never turn down an invitation to join! My own “received idea” about Salon-type exhibitions is largely informed by London’s Royal Academy…

Thursday, March 1st, 2001

Anne Truitt at Danese

41 East 57th Street, Fuller Building New York NY 10022 February 16 – March 17, 2001 Anne Truitt is better known as a sculptor, if not indeed as the author of “inspirational”, somewhat earnest artist-journals with titles like “Daybook” and “Prospect”.  Danese are in fact presenting the octogenerian abstract artist’s her first solo painting show in…

Friday, February 16th, 2001

David Salle, The Emperor, 2000. Oil and acrylic on canvas and linen. 84 x 147 inches.© David Salle and VAGA, NY

A Frolic with David Salle

The first article published at artcritical

Monday, January 1st, 2001

Gary Stephan

Baumgartner Gallery 418 West 15 Street, New York NY 10011 January 20 – February 21, 2001 I’m always curious to see what Gary Stephan’s next show will offer.  I may or may not get hooked, but his consistent probe into the activity of abstract painting is usually persuasive.   His current show has no hooks but satisfies completely….