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."

A VALENTINE BOUQUET

February 14, 2011

Tags: Stieglitz, Steichen, Strand, Roman mosaic, Helen Frankenthaler


THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART

Isn't staging any major exhibitions in its principal special exhibitions areas at the moment. This makes for a pleasantly uncrowded museum. Readers who still enjoy contemplating the permanent collection and/or lunching with a friend in its spacious cafeteria can also take pleasure in two smaller shows (more…)

4 SHOWS

February 9, 2011

Tags: Esteban Vicente, David Hammons, Miljan Suknovic, Stanley Boxer

Esteban Vicente’s collages have the endearing quality of always seeming new. I so much enjoyed his current show at NYU’s Grey Art Gallery, entitled “Concrete Improvisations: Collages and Sculpture by Esteban Vicente.” It has been elegantly co-curated by Lynn Gumpert, Edward J. Sullivan & Ana Martínez de Aguilar and will be on (more…)