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REGINALD MARSH AT THE N-Y HISTORICAL

October 19, 2013

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Reginald Marsh (1898-1954), Minsky’s Chorus, 1935. Egg tempera on composition board, 38 x 44 in. Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. © 2013 Estate of Reginald Marsh/Art Students League/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.
One show I wanted to see—and was not disappointed by—was “Swing Time: Reginald Marsh and Thirties New York,” at the New-York Historical Society (closed, alas, September 1—I wish I’d gotten to it earlier, so I could have posted this review when the show was still open, and my readers would have been able to go see it).

As organized by Barbara Haskell of the Whitney and independent curator Sasha Nicholas, (more…)