Alexander Stavenitz, Unemployed, 1930. Aquatint and carborundum, 15 1/2 x 10 in. Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, 1993.14
As most of my readers know , I'm interested in politics & write about them occasionally, but mostly, I like to keep them & my esthetics in separate postings (among other reasons, because not all readers who share my esthetic orientation also share my political one). Occasionally, however, I feel the need to comment on an exhibition whose presentation of political "history" doesn't square with my own experience of the history in question (readers who don't share my political orientation are advised to skip this posting).
The show under discussion is “The Left Front: Radical Art in the ‘Red Decade,’ 1929-1040,”
at NYU’s Grey Art Gallery
(through April 4). I got the press release for this show, glanced at it and put it toward the tail end of my priorities, but then a friend called to my attention Read More