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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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Thomas Nozkowski Drawings


January 23 to March 1, 2003 New York Studio School 8 West 8 Street, New York NY 10011 The key drawings in Thomas Nozkowski’s exhibition were hung just inside the entrance to the gallery. S68, dated 1984, is a semi-abstract pictogram made from short brushstrokes. The image is centered on a large empty field of…


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Abstraction in Photography


Von Lintel Gallery 555 W 25th Street, New York February 6 – March 22 2003 I would venture to guess that your average person regards photography as the instant capture of reality simply because real places and things are often photographed, and because the resulting image is documentary in nature. But the document is not…


Adolph Gottlieb: A Survey Exhibition


It might surprise us to learn that Adolph Gottlieb considered himself to be a conceptual artist. It is hard for us to imagine any painter as a conceptual artist. Don’t conceptual artists make their statements with pickled sharks and soiled beds? This survey at the Jewish Museum includes early paintings heavily influenced by Milton Avery…


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Donald Beal: New Paintings


Prince Street Gallery 530 West 25th Street, New York NY 10001 January 7 through 25, 2003 Tues – Sat 11 – 6 PM Donald Beal’s instinct for color is deeply appealing. And instinct it is. Color sense cannot be forced. It has to come of itself, rather as memories do, by natural association and unbidden,…


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The Irony and the Ecstasy: Michael Craig-Martin and Anselm Kiefer at Gagosian


Michael Craig-Martin: Eye of the Storm Gagosian Gallery, 555 West 24th Street, through February 15 Anselm Kiefer: Merkaba ran from November 8 to December 14; the catalogue is available from Gagosian Gallery at $80. What extraordinary scene changes an art gallery can witness. Take the Gagosian Gallery. One week it’s Anselm Kiefer, the next Michael…


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William Kentridge: Zeno Writing


William Kentridge Zeno Writing Marian Goodman Gallery 24 West 57 Street, New York November 8, 2002- January 4, 2003 ‘Zeno Writing’, a multi-media project by South African artist William Kentridge which included a short animated film and supporting drawings, recently on show at Marian Goodman, is based on Italo Svevo’s 1923 novel Confessions of Zeno. The novel,…


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Jeff Wall


Marian Goodman Gallery 24 West 57th Street New York, NY 10019 September 20 – November 2, 2002 The remnant of an old suitcase lies open, littered with garbage and filled with rain. Three strangers walk along an overpass on a partially cloudy day, carrying luggage. Smoke from a small fire rises through a forest’s bare…


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Sam Taylor-Wood: Passion


Matthew Marks Gallery 523 West 24 Street, New York October 21 to November 2, 2002 In the large video projection “Pietà,” facing the desk at Matthew Marks Gallery, the artist Sam Taylor Wood labors to support the draped body of Robert Downey Jr. Why him, one might ask, and for that matter, why her? Why…


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Elmer Bischoff Paintings


Elmer Bischoff Paintings Salander-O’Reilly Galleries 20 East 79 Street, New York October 29 to November 30, 2002 By focusing on the early and late abstractions and leaving out the figurative works for which he is best known, this exhibition offers a very clear look at Elmer Bischoff’s search for individuality. From the beginning of his…


Louise Bourgeois


Cheim & Read 547 W. 25 Street N.Y., N.Y. New York 10011 November 20 – January 5, 2002 Louise Bourgeois is 90 years old and still going strong. Critics have called her art the product of “inner necessity” and a “Sisyphean effort to work through psychic material that is not ordinarily worked through successfully in…