Thursday, October 11, 2018


50 Years: An Anniversary

A Benefit Exhibition for March For Our Lives

October 10 – November 3, 2018
524 W 26th Street 

Thank you Paula Cooper for your presence and enormous contributions to art history. 

This extraordinary show, “50 Years: An Anniversary” celebrates the October 1968 opening of the Paula Cooper Gallery, the first art gallery in SoHo at 96-100 Prince Street. This fiftieth anniversary show in 2018 includes artworks from that time period by the original artists: Carl Andre, Jo Baer, Robert Barry, Bill Bollinger, Dan Flavin, Robert Huot, Will Insley, Donald Judd, Sol LeWitt, Robert Mangold, Robert Murray, Doug Ohlson, and Robert Ryman.

On view at 524 West 26th Street, is Carl Andre’s original 1968 work, composed of twenty-eight found bricks laid end-to-end directly on the floor, which challenged traditional conceptions of material, labor and value.

Monday, October 8, 2018

Odyssey: Jack Whitten Sculpture, 1963–2017

At The Met Breuer
September 6–December 2, 2018

Technological Totem Pole

Jack Whitten

(American, Bessemer, Alabama 1939–2018)
Date: 2013
Medium: Black mulberry, metal, Gortynis marble,
Braun alarm clock, mixed media.

I too was raised in Alabama in the 60's. Mobile is on the Gulf Coast and south of Bessemer, and had its activism that was very grassroots.

Jack and I were friendly in the naissance of the SoHo art community. The late 1960's and early 1970's energy of creative exploration is evident in this body of Jack's work. I am ever so grateful to the Met for mounting such an intelligent and well curated show.

This exhibition presents the extraordinary and previously unknown sculptures of acclaimed American artist Jack Whitten (1939–2018). Whitten's sculptures, which he first created in New York and later at his summer home on Crete, consist of carved wood, often in combination with found materials sourced from his local environment, including bone, marble, paper, glass, nails, and fishing line. Inspired by art-historical sources rooted in Africa, the ancient Mediterranean, and the Southern United States, Whitten's sculptures not only address the themes of place, memory, family, and migration, they also give expression to a transnational, cosmopolitan perspective. 

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination

At The Met Fifth Avenue and The Met Cloisters
May 10–October 8, 201

In this magnificent installation we see the influence of religious art on innovative fashions. This Met exhibition is extravagant and heavenly!!

The Costume Institute's spring 2018 exhibition—at The Met Fifth Avenue and The Met Cloisters—features a dialogue between fashion and medieval art from The Met collection to examine fashion's ongoing engagement with the devotional practices and traditions of Catholicism.

The visual reference of the exhibition, papal robes and accessories from the Sistine Chapel sacristy, many of which have never been seen outside The Vatican, are on view in the Anna Wintour Costume Center. Fashions from the early twentieth century to the present are shown in the Byzantine and medieval galleries, part of the Robert Lehman Wing, and at The Met Cloisters.

For more on this extravagant spectacle click on Met Museum.