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."


January 27, 2013

Tags: Allen Ginsberg, Eugene Hyon, Chim, Roman Vishniac

Eugene Hyon. "Shadow Stairs," (c) 2012. Black-and-white film-based photograph, 20 x 16. Courtesy the artist.
I was surprised when Francine Tint recommended “Beat Memories: The Photographs of Allen Ginsberg,” at NYU’s Grey Art Gallery (through April 6). After all, she’s an abstract painter, and normally recommends shows of painting (or sculpture). This was the first time I can recall her recommending a photography exhibition, and I resisted at first, (more…)