Criticism
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A show of activist art from across Latin America. ...
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Thursday, March 1st, 2007

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Alan Davie: Mystic Visions


The Scottish-born painter Alan Davie turns 87 this year. He has been called one of Britain’s most significant living artists and one of its most famous beatniks. He wears a bushy, long white beard and is an accomplished jazz musician as well as a poet. Davie made a splash in the New York art scene…

Thursday, February 15th, 2007

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High Times, Hard Times: New York Painting, 1967-1975


Exhibition curated by Katy Siegel with David Reed

Sunday, February 4th, 2007

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Andrew Forge at Betty Cuningham Gallery


Until February 17 541 W. 25th St., between Tenth and Eleventh avenues, 212-242-2772 Andrew Forge (1923–2002) was the author of shimmering abstract paintings of intense chromatic lyricism. His canvases are constructed from an even layer of closely woven, abutting colored dots, a kind of modernist update of Georges Seurat’s pointillism. His second notational device, a…

Thursday, February 1st, 2007

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Annie Leibovitz: A Photographer’s Life, 1990 – 2005


The Brooklyn Museum October 20, 2006-January 21, 2007 “I don’t have two lives. This is one life, and the personal pictures and the assignment work are all part of it.” –Annie Leibovitz, A Photographer’s Life, 1990 – 2005 Why did so many people go to see Annie Leibovitz’s show at The Brooklyn Museum? First things first:…

Thursday, February 1st, 2007

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Benjamin Edwards: We


Greenberg Van Doren Gallery 730 Fifth Avenue at 57th Street New York City 212 445 0444 November 17, 2006 – January 12, 2007 Benjamin Edwards’s architectural landscapes are at once painterly and constructed, present and absent of human activity. The painter’s third exhibition at Greenberg Van Doren Gallery is titled “We.” This title, though seemingly…

Monday, January 29th, 2007

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Saint Clair Cemin, James Hyde, Jac Leirner at Sikkema Jenkins & Co


Just as Mr. Cemin’s somewhat romantic synthesis of the organic and the mechanical begins to relate to Mr. Hyde’s collision of the wayward and the contained, along comes Ms. Leirner, to remind the company that it is just art that’s being talked about.

Monday, January 1st, 2007

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From Vietnam: Some Hanoi Artists


In his second dispatch from the Vietnamese capital, Joe Fyfe visits the studios of Vu Dan Tan, Maritta Nurmi, Phuong Nguyen Linh, Pham Ngoc Duong. I once visited a famous American painter, getting old by that time, who had spent his formative artistic years in Paris before returning to the U.S. Commenting on another American artist…

Monday, January 1st, 2007

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Sean Scully: Wall of Light


Metropolitan Museum of Art 1000 Fifth Avenue New York September 28, 2006 – January 15, 2007 This article was first published in the New York Sun, September 28, 2006 By the time Sean Scully (b. 1945) began his career in the 1960s, two generations of the avant-garde had already established the legitimacy of nonrepresentational art….

Sunday, December 3rd, 2006

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John Currin at Gagosian Gallery


until December 22 980 Madison Ave., between 76th and 77th streets, 212-744-2313 John Currin’s new show draws a sharp distinction between sex and sexiness. There is more explicit erotic action on view than in any images hitherto by this avid courter of controversy, and there is sexy paintwork to boot. But, instructively, you don’t find…

Friday, December 1st, 2006

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The Scabrous Intensity of Lucian Freud


A review of his 2006 show at Acquavella Galleries