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Just Passing on a Hello from New York

March 11th, 2008 · 2 Comments

John Baldessari takes a moment out of making art for this important message:

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I’ve heard a lot about New York in my 21 years of not visiting it, and last week, this country boy took it by storm. What do I have to say about it? Well, the buildings were tall, the people were rude, and the art was spectacular! It certainly lived up to expectations.

All tolled, I made time to visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art (Jasper Johns: Grey, Gustave Courbet), the MoMA (Color Chart, Lucian Freud: The Painters Etchings, Directions in Art: 1970 to Now), the Guggenheim (Cai Guo-Qiang: I Want To Believe), the New Museum of Contemporary Art (Unmonumental), The Neue Gallerie (Gustav Klimt), P.S. 1 (WACK! Art and The Feminist Revolution), The Sculpture Center (Tom Burr: Addict-Love, In Practice Projects), The Drawing Center (Selections: Spring 2008, Sterling Ruby: CHRON), Deitch Projects (Noble & Webster: Polymorphous Perverse), Gagosian Gallery (Richard Artschwager), Gladstone Gallery (Andro Wekua: Blue Mirror), Matthew Marks Gallery (Nayland Blake: What The Whiskey Said What The Sun Is Saying), Spencer Brownstone Gallery (Martin Wohrl: Kontrapost), Luhring Augustine (George Condo: Christ: The Subjective Nature of Objective Representation), Metro Pictures Gallery, (Sterling Ruby: Kiln Works, Catherine Sullivan: Triangle of Need), Galeria Ramis Barquet (Sergio De Beukelaer: Format), Marianne Boesky Gallery (Kon Trubkovich), Charles Cowles Gallery (Jill Weinstock: Wear), Jack Shainman Gallery (Carrie Mae Weems) and a host of others.

Dear lord, I had no idea how absurdly comprehensive that list was going to turn out to be. Don’t bother reading the whole thing (I’d feel guilty about tell you that now, but I’m going to go ahead and assume you just skipped down here anyway.)

I’ll try to find time this week to piece together a look at some relevant highlights, including img_4445.jpg

and img_4669.jpg.

Tags: Art · Art Exhibitions · New York