Report from the Front

Art criticism, sometimes with context, occasional politics. Published in hard copy 5-7 times a year. New shows: "events;" hard-copy rates & how to support the online edition: "works."

History's Mysteries & Contemporary Soupçons

May 30, 2010

Tags: Monet, Peter Reginato, Dee Shapiro, Anne Truitt, Robert and Ethel Scull, Jasper Johns, Greenberg, Larry Poons, Sheila Luck, Mitchel Smith, Helen Frankenthaler, Craig Barnes, George Hofmann, Michael L. Williams, Franklin Einspruch

Down in the bowels of West 21st Street, Larry Gagosian, who is to Chelsea what P. T. Barnum was to circuses, has mounted what he obviously hopes will be the same kind of historical blockbuster that his big late Picasso show was last season. “Claude Monet: Late Work,” curated by Paul Hayes Tucker, (more…)


May 20, 2010

Tags: Miljan Suknovic

I've meant to offer an updating of the political situation since I last commented upon it, but been distracted because I've been helping the U.S. government conduct its decennial census. This is an at least equally worthy and (in its way) fascinating endeavor, but exhausting & time-consuming. However, a number of art and/or literature news items, in New York and elsewhere, demand brief exposure, so here they are: (more…)