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Report from the Front

Art criticism, sometimes with context, occasional politics. Published in hard copy 2-4 times a year. New shows: "events;" hard copy rates & how to support the online edition: "works."

 

FUN FOR SENTIMENTAL NEW YORKERS: "TRACK WORK" AT ACA

Yaghjian, Edmund, 8th Avenue El, 1940. Oil on canvas,  16 x 20 in.  Courtesy ACA Galleries.
 

 

If, like me, you're a passionate New Yorker, you'll relish this latest & very worthwhile excursion into the life & times of Big Apple transport.  It's "Track Work: One Hundred Years of New York City's Subway" at ACA in Chelsea, with nearly 60 drawings, watercolors, prints, oils and images in other media, all bringing history – right up to the present – vividly alive (through March 14). Read More 

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REGINALD MARSH AT THE N-Y HISTORICAL

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,  Read More 
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