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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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Rackstraw Downes: Drawing as Part of the Process


New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting & Sculpture 8 West 8 Street New York NY 10011 212.673.6466) April 29 to June 12, 2004 A version of this essay appeared in The New York Sun, Thursday, June 3, 2004. Does drawing matter anymore? It is a common question made all the more pointed by the…


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Agnes Martin


…going forward into unknown territory… Agnes Martin’s Early Paintings 1957 – 1967 May 16, 2004 – April 18, 2005 Dia:Beacon Riggio Galleries Agnes Martin: An Homage to Life April 19 – June 30th, 2004 PaceWildenstein 32 East 57th Street New York Agnes Martin arrived at her signature style in the 1970s, when she was nearly…


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Daniel Richter: The Morning After


David Zwirner Gallery 525 West 19th Street between 10th and 11th Avenues 212-727-2070 May 10 to June 19, 2004 This is Daniel Richter’s first show in New York. In Germany and elsewhere in Europe he is a big deal and much, very much, has been written and said about this provocative work. It seems Richter…


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Henry Moore at Hazlitt Holland-Hibbert, Markus Lüpertz at Michael Werner, Daisy Youngblood at McKee


“Henry Moore: Master Drawings from the Collection of the Henry Moore Foundation” at Hazlitt Holland-Hibbert, through May 14, 2004 (17 E 76 Street, between Fifth and Madison Avenues, 212 772 1950) “Markus Lüpertz: About the Three Graces” at Michael Werner, through May 29 (4 E 77 Street between Fifth and Madison Avenues, 212 988 1623…


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Riva Lehrer: Circle Stories


Chicago Cultural Center 78 East Washington Street Chicago, IL 60602 (312) 744-6630 March 27 – May 30, 2004 The paintings in Riva Lehrer’s exhibit Circle Stories include overtly personal and political themes. The catalog essay describes Lehrer, a Chicago painter for over 20 years, as a person who has lived with a condition known as…


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Lee Bontecou: Drawings from 1958 to 1999 and Sarah G. Austin: Assemblages


Knoedler & Company (19 East 70 Street, 212.794.0550) May 6 to July 30, 2004 Kimberly Venardos (1014 Madison Avenue at 78 Street, 212.879.5858) April 22 to May 29, 2004 A version of this article appeared in the New York Sun, May 20, 2004 Lee Bontecou is back! Launched by Leo Castelli in the 1960s, she…


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Harriet Korman: New Paintings


Lennon, Weinberg, Inc. 560 Broadway, Ste. 308 New York, NY 10012 phone: 212-941-0012 April 16 – May 28, 2004 For many reasons there has been a lasting mystique surrounding the work of Harriet Korman. She is revered by her peers as well as by older and younger artists. Her new show at Lennon, Weinberg is…


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Robert Sussman


CUE Art Foundation 511 West 25th Street, Ground Floor New York, New York 10001 Tel: 212-206-3583 Robert Sussman’s show at Cue Art Foundation breathes the same Chelsea air as that of his esteemed predecessor Willem de Kooning at Gagosian. I visited the latter just before the former. Unfair perhaps, comparing the two seems nonetheless profitable;…


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Roth Time: A Dieter Roth Retrospective


MoMA QNS 33 Street at Queens Blvd. Long Island City, Queens P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center 22-25 Jackson Ave Long Island City, Queens March 12-June 7, 2004 Dieter Roth (1930-1998) was a Jack of all trades, master of none. He is known as the artist who “not only erased the line between art and life but…


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Picasso: The Berggruen Album


May 3-June 26, 2004 Mitchell-Innes & Nash 1018 Madison Avenue, New York NY 10021 It’s safe to say that no artist has been so over-exposed as Picasso. It isn’t simply the seemingly countless exhibitions and critical studies; his styles (all of them!) have so thoroughly infiltrated popular culture that no one thinks twice about the…