Tag: Roberta Smith

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Ab-Ex at the Met

“Abstract Expressionism and Other Modern Works: The Muriel Kallis Steinberg Newman Collection in the Metropolitan Museum of Art,” selected and installed by Gary Tinterow. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY. Through Feb. 3. In the NYTimes, Roberta Smith drools over Mrs. Newman’s collection, but NYSun critic Lance Esplund […]

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Young stunt

“Aaron Young: Greeting Card,” Seventh Regiment Armory, New York, NY. Through Sept. 23. In the NYTimes, Roberta Smith reports:”If there was any doubt that we live in a reasonable facsimile of the Gilded Age, it disappeared Monday night during ‘Greeting Card,’ Aaron Young’s enormous paint-by-motorcycle spectacle in the vast, emptied-out […]

Museum Exhibitions

Latin American abstraction, 1930s-1970s

“The Geometry of Hope: Latin American Abstract Art From the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Collection,” organized by Gabriel Pérez-Barreiro, curator of Latin American art at the Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas, Austin, where it originated. Grey Art Gallery, New York University, New York, NY. Through Dec. […]

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IMHO: Art criticism crit

In maintaining Two Coats of Paint, I’ve read a great many art reviews and noticed a pronounced scarcity of explicit, differential value judgments – i.e., “this is good” or “this is bad.” Here are a couple of ideas that help explain why art criticism is so much less snarky and […]

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Guggenheim’s Pousette-Dart show draws reviews

“Richard Pousette-Dart,” curated by Philip Rylands with Luca Massimo Barbero. The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY. August 17- Sept. 25. Exhibition travels to Galleria Gottardo, Lugano, Switzerland, October 10 to December 22. See NYTimes slide show of the exhibition. Peter Schjeldahl reports in the New Yorker: “Pousette-Dart’s blowzy […]

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Elizabeth Murray: tributes and obituaries

In ArtForum, Linda Yablonsky reports that the “Elizabeth Murray Praise Day” at the Bowery Poetry Club, sponsored by Agnes Gund and Daniel Shapiro, “provided a blend of the poignant and the comic that threatened to bring it closer to a Saturday Night Live skit shredding avant-garde performance practice than an […]