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."

CELEBRATING SAITO

October 6, 2016

Tags: Kikuo Saito

Kikuo Saito, Green Broom, 2012. Acrylic on canvas, 80 1/2 x 51 3/4 inches.
This is not a good year for modernism. But life is short and art is long. Kikuo Saito, who died last February at 76, is being honored by two exhibitions. At Leslie Feely in Manhattan is “Kikuo Saito: “The Final Years” (through October 14) and at Sam & Adele Golden in New Berlin, NY is “Kikuo Saito: Color and Drawing” (through March 24, 2017). (more…)

IN MEMORIAM

March 7, 2016

Tags: Douglas Haynes, Kikuo Saito, Geoffrey Rigden

I’m sorry to have to report on the recent deaths of three fine artists who may be known to some of my readers. They are: Douglas Haynes (b. 1936) who died in Edmonton from leukemia; Kikuo Saito (b. 1939), who died in New York from cancer and Geoffrey Rigden (b. 1943), who died in London of heart disease. My condolences to their families, and may their art go on!