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Under the Sea: Response from a Bottom Feeder

In Robert Storr’s reflection of his life as an art critic, he compares the art critic to a bottom feeder in the hierarchy (or better-worded hegemony) of the art world. He writes this in his final column for frieze, “Ink Tank.” Notably, Storr enjoys acting as the columnist most. (I presume a reliable check in his mailbox only slightly influenced his choice of favorite publication.) At last, an art critic … Continue reading »

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Do You “include yourself in that us or not?”

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AC Institute, 547 West 27th Street, Suite 610, New York, NY 10001; Tuesday through Saturday 1.00 until 6.00pm; Thursday 1.00 until 8.00pm

Four Exhibitions running from May 12th through June 18th, 2011

Joseph Farbrook (image courtesy of AC)

Michael Georgetti (image courtesy of AC)

AC is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, which means that the director Holly Crawford hangs work that don’t necessarily have to sell. This is definitely not a … Continue reading »

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Representational Painting and Punk

David Johansen, Dee Dee Ramone and Alan Vega in the Foreground at Max's Kansas City, 1974 Courtesy of the artist and Steven Kasher Gallery

David Johansen, Dee Dee Ramone and Alan Vega in the Foreground at Max's Kansas City, 1974 Courtesy of the artist and Steven Kasher Gallery

Painting may never have died completely but there was a moment, in the late 1960s and early 1970s, when its dominant conventions felt hopelessly inadequate.  Abstract Expressionism, with its emphasis on autonomy and the sublime, held little interest for a radicalized avant-garde; conceptual art, which could … Continue reading »

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Interview with Robert Storr

Donna Dennis:

Donna Dennis: Subway with Lighted Interior, 1974 Mixed media (wood, acrylic and enamel paint, masonite, incandescent light, fluorescent light fixture - unlit, cellulose compound, charcoal, graphite) 75" x 43" x 32" Collection of John and Thomas Solomon Photograph courtesy of Bevan Davies

On the occasion of That Is Then. This Is Now., Cameron Shaw spoke to Mr. Storr, who is the current Dean of the Yale University School of Art. … Continue reading »

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