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Jiri Georg Dokoupil, Pokupis, 2014. Soap-lye and pigments on canvas, 61 1/8 x 78 3/4 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Paul Kasmin Gallery.
The artist uses an idiosyncratic technique to make colorful paintings of bubbles, following in a long line of Modernists. ...
 
Lisa Bradley, Through This, 2012. Oil on canvas, 48 x 38 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Hollis Taggart Galleries.
on view Hollis Taggart Galleries through February 28 ...
 
JOHN MILLER
“Labyrinth 1”
54” by 70”
acrylic/canvas, sound component
1999
COURTESY: MARY BOONE GALLERY
AND METRO PICTURES, NEW YORK.
In two concurrent shows we see the artist address street scenes and game shows as portraits of daily life. ...
 


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Cynthia Hartling


N3 Project Space 85 North 3rd Street, 2nd Floor Williamsburg (between Whythe and Berry) Good painting has a way of eluding critical explication. It is often said in critical dialogue about painting that good painting has a quality of inevitability about it. Good painting, they say, could not have been otherwise. Like all truisms, this…


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Lee Lozano, Drawn from Life: 1961 – 1971


PS1 Contemporary Art Center 22-25 Jackson Ave at 46th Ave in Long Island City, New York January 22 – May 1, 2004 I went to see the Lee Lozano show at P.S. 1 with a friend of mine who used to be her pot dealer and (briefly) her lover. In the reception area there is…


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The Painting Undone: Supports/Surfaces


This chapter is from the author‘s Polychrome Profusion: Selected Art Criticism: 1990 – 2002 Lenox, MA: Hard Press Editions, 2004, $24.95 The Musée d’Art Moderne de Saint-Etienne is located near Lyon about two hours south of Paris on the TGV, the fast train that continues to draw France closer together and leech away Paris’s longstanding monopoly on…


LOVERS: Drawings by Rosemarie Beck and Paul Resika, 1968-69


Lori Bookstein Fine Art 37 West 57 Street, 3rd Floor New York Opens February 14th, 3-6 pm Continues through March 12, 2004 1968. Year of the “Events”. The Summer of Love and all that. In a studio in New York’s Washington Square, two young artists stage an event of their own: a pair of lovers…


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Philip Pearlstein: Recent Paintings at Robert Miller Gallery


through February 7 524 West 26th Street, between Tenth and Eleventh Avenues, 212-366-4774 A version of this article first appeared in the New York Sun, January 29, 2004 Philip Pearlstein tests limits – his own, his models’, his admirers’. He is not always an artist who is easy to like, but for anyone serious about painting…


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Leon Golub at Ronald Feldman, Sandy Walker at Wooster Arts Space, Jacque Rochester at N3 Project Space


“Leon Golub: Graeco-Roman Colossi 1959-64 + Erotica, etc., 2000-03″ at Ronald Feldman Fine Arts until February 7 (31 Mercer Street, between Grand Street and Canal, 212-226-3232). Prices: $5,000-$350,000. “Sandy Walker: Large Ink Drawings” at Wooster Arts Space until February 14 (147 Wooster Street, between Houston and Prince Streets, 212-777-6338). Prices: $2,000-$5,000. “Jacque Rochester: Paintings” at…


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Joseph Beuys at Gagosian Gallery and Georg Baselitz at Michael Werner


“Joesph Beuys: Jeder Griff Muss Sitzen – Just Hit the Mark, Works from the Speck Collection” Gagosian Gallery until February 14 (980 Madison Avenue, at 77th Street, 212-744-2313). “Georg Baselitz: Recent Paintings” Michael Werner until February 7 (4 East 77th Street, between Madison and Fifth Avenues, 212-988-1623). Does this career sound familiar? A decorated German…


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James Hyde at Brent Sikkema, Suzanne Caporael at Greenberg Van Doren Gallery, Graham Parks at Feigen Contemporary


“James Hyde” at Brent Sikkema until February 5 (530 W 22 Street between 10th and 11th Avenues, 212-929-2262). “Suzanne Caporael” at Greenberg Van Doren Gallery until February 12 (730 Fifth Ave at 57th Street, 212-445-0444). “Graham Parks” at Feigen Contemporary until February 19 (535 W 20th Street between 10th and 11th Avenues, 212-929-0500). It seems…


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James Turrell at PaceWildenstein and Tony Cragg at Marian Goodman Gallery


“James Turrell” at PaceWildenstein, 534 West 25th Street, New York, through January 10, 2004 “Tony Cragg” at Marian Goodman Gallery, W 57th Street, New York, through January 17, 2004 Like his chosen medium – light – James Turrell’s reputation is untouchable. The notion of an artist who makes the way the viewer sees the essential…


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John Currin


Whitney Museum of American Art 945 Madison Avenue at 75th Street November 20, 2003 – February 22, 2004 Currin is an accomplished stylist who knows how to cover a canvas. His paintings are full of small seductions. The edges of his forms are everywhere graceful. His handling of drapery and clothing can be delicious. His…