Two restoration tales: Ad Reinhardt and Imi Knoebel

In July issue of The Brooklyn Rail, I wrote about an Imi Knoebel installation at Dia:Beacon. The installation, billed as a restoration of Knoebel’s 1977 project “24 Colors–For Blinky,” was in fact a wholesale recreation of the enormous project. Preservation and restoration of Minimalist art is the subject of a small show currently on view … read more… “Two restoration tales: Ad Reinhardt and Imi Knoebel”

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Hugo Boss shortlist gives painters the brush

In the NYTimes, Carol Vogel reports that this year’s finalists for the Guggenheim’s Hugo Boss Prize “include some of the hottest names around, and their work is heavily tipped toward conceptual and installation art. ‘A number of painters were nominated,’ said Joan Young, the associate curator of contemporary art at the Guggenheim. ‘But this is … read more… “Hugo Boss shortlist gives painters the brush”

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IMHO: Richard Prince and the American girl

In the Dec/Jan issue of The Brooklyn Rail, read my essay on visiting the Richard Prince Show at the Guggenheim. “I spent Black Friday in the city with my nuclear family. I wanted to see the Richard Prince show at the Guggenheim, but my eight-year-old daughter Lena was not keen on the idea. She’s a … read more… “IMHO: Richard Prince and the American girl”

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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 spirituality is a trial, what … read more… “Guggenheim’s Pousette-Dart show draws reviews”

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Lost in the beginnings of infinity: Pousette-Dart at Guggenheim

“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. From Antiques and the Arts Online: “Pousette-Dart was a founding member of the New York School, which included Willem de Kooning, … read more… “Lost in the beginnings of infinity: Pousette-Dart at Guggenheim”

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