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Stephen Maine, HP11-0402,  2011. Acrylic on panel, 20 x 16 inches. Courtesy of the artist and 490 Atlantic Gallery.
Two artists’ recent shows in Brooklyn explore surface as substance. ...
 
Photograph of Milton Resnick.
Milton Resnick’s long but underappreciated career gets a review and revision at Mana Contemporary. ...
 
Andy Warhol, Nelson Rockefeller, 1967. Acrylic and silkscreen on canvas, 75 x 56 x 1 1/4 inches. Copyright The Andy Warhol Foundation, courtesy of The Queens Museum.
The Queens Museum untangles the outrage and hypocrisy around Warhol’s commission at the 1964 World’s Fair. ...
 


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Eric Fischl at Mary Boone, Marlene Dumas at Zwirner & Wirth


Eric Fischl at Mary Boone through until April 23 (541 W. 24th Street, between Tenth and Eleventh Avenues, 212-752-2929) Marlene Dumas at Zwirner & Wirth until April 23 (32 E. 69th Street, between Madison and Park Avenues, 212-517-8677) MAKING MOVIES IN THE BEDROOM In March 2002 Eric Fischl was let loose in Mies van der…


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Logical Conclusions at PaceWildenstein


In remembrance of On Kawara, David Cohen’s 2005 review of “Logical Conclusions” at PaceWildenstein.


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Nathan Oliveira: Recent Paintings


DC Moore Gallery 724 Fifth Avenue at 57th Street New York NY 10019 212-247-2111 March 8 to April 9, 2005 A version of this review appeared in the New York Sun, March 17, 2005 The assured brushstrokes, iconic figures, and radiantly red backgrounds of Nathan Oliveira’s latest paintings suggest that, after five decades of exhibiting,…


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Noritoshi Hirakawa: In Search of a Purple Heart


Salon 94 12 East 94 Street New York NY 10128 646 672 9212 “In Search of a Purple Heart” a site-specific performance, written and directed by photographer Noritoshi Hirakawa, was presented twice on Sunday, February 27. The performances took place at Salon 94, a satellite of Artemis Greenberg Van Doren Gallery on East 94th Street…


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“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…


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Larry Zox: Five Decades


LARRY ZOX: FIVE DECADES Stephen Haller Gallery 542 26th Street New York 10001 212-741-7777 February 26 to April 5, 2005 One of the down sides of the Greenbergian formalism in the 1960s was its insufficient appreciation of how the energy and aggression, first of the Civil Rights movement and then the anti-Vietnam War protests, may…


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Jim Dingilian


McKenzie Fine Art 511 West 25th Street New York NY 10001 212 989 5467 February 17 to March 19, 2005 Jim Dingilian’s marker drawings and altered found photographs at Mackenzie Fine Art are intriguing in their process and choice of materials, so much so that it can require a conscious decision to linger for a…


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Sidney Geist: Phases of Sculpture


Jason McCoy Inc. 41 East 57th Street New York 10022 February 22 – April 1, 2005 By ERIC GELBER There are examples of free standing, table top, and wall hung sculptures, dating from 1937 to 2004, in this exhibit. Geist’s work is empowered by his consistent inventiveness. Being content to create never before seen objects that…


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John Walker: Collage


Knoedler & Company 19 East 70 Street 212-794-0550 February 3 – March 19, 2005 British-born John Walker is an abstract painter of singular power, fully in possession of his craft. As an artist and much admired teacher, his career has been illustrious and influential. Yet no exhibition should be seen through the distorting lens of…


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Steinberg at the New Yorker


PaceWildenstein 52 East 57 Street 212-421-3292 February 11 – March 5, 2005 J. Alfred Prufrock can keep his coffee spoons. I have measured out my life in Saul Steinberg’s New Yorker covers. His first drawing appeared in 1941, before I was born. A survey of his work for the magazine is a timeline of my…