If you weren’t around for the posthumous Andy Warhol retrospective at MoMA in 1989, and you haven’t studied postwar art, your knowledge about the Pop icon likely centers on soup cans and Marilyns. The Warhol retrospective at the Whitney Museum (until March 31, 2019) fleshes out his life and career.
The Wall Street Journal, 21 Aug 2001, p. A.17.
Glenn Ligon, 50, the subject of a retrospective at the Whitney Museum, is a Bronx-born African American who has devoted his career to making word-based art that elegizes his reflections on being gay and black in America. His technical range is severely limited, and for all the inarguable righteousness of his project, I cannot help but feel his work is overly self-referential, lacking the universality of great art.
International Center of Photogrphy is seeking a new home, and the Whitney’s Breuer Building would serve perfectly. A new proposal by Jason Edward Kaufman calls for the Breuer building to serve as ICP’s new home. He calls on New York City to help finance the relocation, if the instititions could agree on a plan.
Gary Tinterow, the chief curator of modern and contemporary art at the Metropolitan Museum, discusses collection sharing, acquiring art from Latin America, renovation of the Wallace Wing, negotiations to lease the Whitney’s Breuer building, and more.
What should artists and critics urgently care about? A Whitney Museum show of early performance-related art represents curators’ interest in art about art. It’s part of the performance art vogue, but much of the art is rather minor.