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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. ...
 


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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;…


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…


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…