Jesse Reichek retrospective in New Mexico

Jesse Reichek: Concerning the Mystical in Art,” curated by Sara Otto-Diniz. University of New Mexico Art Museum, Albuquerue, NM. Through Dec. 21. Eva Dameron reports in the University of New Mexico’s Daily Lobo that “in 1971, painter Jesse Reichek withdrew from the New York art world. He felt the commercial aspect of creating art would … read more… “Jesse Reichek retrospective in New Mexico”

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Courbet retrospective in Paris

“Courbet,” curated by Laurence des Cars, Dominique de Font-Réaulx, Gary Tinterow, and Michel Hilaire. Galeries Nationales du Grand Palais, Paris. Through Jan. 28. Schedule: Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY. Feb.27 to May 18; Musée Fabre, Montpellier, June 13 to Sept. 28. The exhibition, which includes over 130 paintings and is due in NYC … read more… “Courbet retrospective in Paris”

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New reviews: Kara Walker’s racy cutouts

“Kara Walker: My Complement, My Enemy, My Oppressor, My Love,” organized by Philippe Vergne and Yasmil Raymond, both from the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN. Whitney Museum of American Art, , New York, NY. Through Feb. 3. UCLA Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA March 2 to June 8, 2008. At Time Out New York, Howard … read more… “New reviews: Kara Walker’s racy cutouts”

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Schjeldahl visits Frida

“Frida Kahlo,” curated by Hayden Herrera and Elizabeth Carpenter. Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN. Through Jan. 20. Scheduled tour: Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA, February 20 – May 18; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA, June 14 – September 28, 2008. In The New Yorker, Peter Schjeldahl reports that Kahlo’s paintings … read more… “Schjeldahl visits Frida”

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Judith Geichman in Chicago

“Judith Geichman: soak,” Alfedena Gallery, Chicago, IL. Through Nov. 10. Kevin Nance reports in the Chicago Sun-Times: “There’s neither much sense of pattern here, as in Pollock, nor of stillness, as in Rothko, and yet Geichman often comes close to matching them in intensity. If these paintings are not about actual storms, they clearly reflect … read more… “Judith Geichman in Chicago”

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Finch flogs blogs

On artnet, Charlie Finch takes on art bloggers. “The proliferation of art blogs has taken all the day-tripper fun out of criticism by circle-jerking, recycling and regurgitating the effluvia of critique beyond the wildest fantasies of Rosalind Krauss. An example is Sharon Butler of the ‘Two Coats of Paint’ blog who is so exhaustive in … read more… “Finch flogs blogs”

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Portraiture in Pop

“Pop Art Portraits,” curated by Paul Moorhouse. National Portrait Gallery, London. Through Jan. 20. PAP examines the role and significance of portraiture within Pop Art. Marilyn Monroe is a featured player. Artists include Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns, Roy Lichtenstein, Peter Blake, Richard Hamilton, David Hockney and Patrick Caulfield. In The Observer, Tim Adams … read more… “Portraiture in Pop”

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The Takashi Murakami brand at Geffen Contemporary

“© Murakami,“curated by Paul Schimmel and organized by Mika Yoshitake. Geffen Contemporary at MOCA, Los Angeles, CA. October 29- Feb. 11. Takashi Murakami, conflating the worlds of fine art and popular culture, is best known for the colorful cartoon-like imagery he dubs Superflat. In LA Weekly, Dani Katz takes a walk through the half-installed exhibition … read more… “The Takashi Murakami brand at Geffen Contemporary”

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Seurat’s light and shadow

“Georges Seurat: The Drawings,” curated by Jodi Hauptman. Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY. Through Jan. 7. This exhibition, the first NYC show of Seurat’s work in fifteen years, includes conté drawings along with a few oil sketches and paintings. Surveying the artist’s entire career, from his academic training through to the studies made … read more… “Seurat’s light and shadow”

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Jed Perl on R.B. Kitaj

R. B. Kitaj died on Sunday, October 21, at seventy-four years old. Jed Perl writes in The New Republic: “Kitaj was a connector, an engager, both in the complexity of the themes that he embraced in his painting and in the richness of the social world that he inhabited. He had the old-time bohemian feeling … read more… “Jed Perl on R.B. Kitaj”

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