September 20, 2007

Xavier Tricot, Ensor scholar, cuts to the bone

"I Am As You Will Be: The Skeleton in Art,"curated in part by James Ensor scholar Xavier Tricot. Cheim & Read, New York, NY. Through November 3. Artists include Francis Alÿs, Donald Baechler, Matthew Barney, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Lynda Benglis, Michaël Borremans, Louise Bourgeois, Marcel Broodthaers, Salvador Dali, Paul Delvaux, Wim Delvoye, Marlene Dumas, James Ensor, Jan Fabre, Roland Flexner, Katharina Fritsch, Adam Fuss, Damien Hirst, Jenny Holzer, Jannis Kounellis, Sherrie Levine, Tony Matelli, McDermott & McGough, Robert Morris, Alice Neel, Pablo Picasso, Jack Pierson, Lady Pink, Sigmar Polke, Félicien Rops, Luc Tuymans, Jan van Oost, and Andy Warhol.

In the NY Sun, John Goodrich reports: "Popular depictions of death have evolved in the centuries since, but death's grip on our imaginations has hardly lessened. In 'I Am as You Will Be: The Skeleton in Art,' more than 30 artists, from James Ensor to Andy Warhol and Donald Baechler, arrange bones in almost every possible configuration and medium as they grapple with mortality and with our perceptions of it. In this intriguing exhibition, the images of death range from the romantically morbid to the coolly cerebral."Read more.

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