February 9, 2023

Anyone and No One, Will Ryman at Play

Last winter, when Will Ryman’s giant pink and red Roses showed up in the snow banks of the Park Avenue mall between 57th and 67th Street, my first thought was “Roses and rose petals! Wow!” […]

Bearden/I Know What That Looks Like

Romare Bearden was one of those people who seemed to have known everyone (Duke Ellington, Fats Waller, Paul Robeson, Eleanor Roosevelt, Baziotes, Miro, Lorca, Langston Hughes, James Baldwin, Brancusi, Jacob Lawrence, Hannah Arendt, and Heinrich […]

Damien Hirst, 522 West 21st Street, NYC

I agreed to review Damien Hirst: The Complete Spot Paintings at Gagosian on 21st Street, NYC. To my surprise, I liked it. This is the smallest of three New York installations—fourteen paintings arranged in the […]