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."

UPPER MIDDLE-BROW, HIGH, LOWER MIDDLE-CLASS

May 26, 2013

Tags: Claes Oldenburg, Henri Labrouste, Bill Brandt

Henri Labrouste (French, 1801-1875). Imaginary reconstruction of an ancient city. Perspective view. Date unknown. Graphite, pen, ink and watercolor on paper. Académie d'Architecture, Paris.
I’ve been neglecting the Museum of Modern Art this winter. It took me so long to review its “Inventing Abstraction” that I didn’t even get around to it until the show was practically ready to close, but, by way of compensation, I hustled to get to three of the museum’s spring offerings. (more…)