/ GLS

Two Palaces at Four A.M.

Duncan, a Bottom-headed monarch, writes an autobiography. Regret wells. An underling composes a letter to the king’s former lover, who is a bogle.1 In the letter, pomp and reminiscence alternate until, finally, desperate entreaty breaks through. Reading the epistle, we

/ GLS

Two Palaces at Four A.M.

Duncan, a Bottom-headed monarch, writes an autobiography. Regret wells. An underling composes a letter to the king’s former lover, who is a bogle.1 In the letter, pomp and reminiscence alternate until, finally, desperate entreaty breaks through. Reading the epistle, we

/ GLS, RMW

Dialogue 1: Forrest Bess

GLS: Robert Gober seems nice. RMW: [Crosses the room. Fills a glass of water.] The Neuberger Museum was interesting. Their permanent collection surprised me: that early Guston, Night Children, the big Diebenkorn you pointed out, the Hartigan with all the

/ GLS, RMW

Dialogue 1: Forrest Bess

GLS: Robert Gober seems nice. RMW: [Crosses the room. Fills a glass of water.] The Neuberger Museum was interesting. Their permanent collection surprised me: that early Guston, Night Children, the big Diebenkorn you pointed out, the Hartigan with all the

/ GLS

Oil on TV

Ken Okiishi recently showed some ten or so works from his Gesture / data series at Reena Spaulings. The idea’s quite simple, really. It’s a wonder no one’s done this before. Actually, I didn’t check— because it’s difficult to imagine

/ GLS

Oil on TV

Ken Okiishi recently showed some ten or so works from his Gesture / data series at Reena Spaulings. The idea’s quite simple, really. It’s a wonder no one’s done this before. Actually, I didn’t check— because it’s difficult to imagine

/ RMW

Reflections on Johns’ “Regrets”

The series of images from Jasper Johns’ “Regrets” show at MoMA derive from a photograph of Lucian Freud taken by John Deakin around 1964. The photograph was commissioned by Francis Bacon for his Three Studies of Lucian Freud—the triptych that

/ RMW

Reflections on Johns’ “Regrets”

The series of images from Jasper Johns’ “Regrets” show at MoMA derive from a photograph of Lucian Freud taken by John Deakin around 1964. The photograph was commissioned by Francis Bacon for his Three Studies of Lucian Freud—the triptych that

/ GLS

Delineation v. Eating

If you didn’t see Richard Serra’s Delineator at MoMA, sorry: for the time being, you seem to have missed your chance. I caught the work back in the fall but, stopping in again the other day, was told it had

/ GLS

Delineation v. Eating

If you didn’t see Richard Serra’s Delineator at MoMA, sorry: for the time being, you seem to have missed your chance. I caught the work back in the fall but, stopping in again the other day, was told it had

/ GLS

The New Art and the Anthological

I worked for a time at a used book seller— not at a bookshop, mind you, but one of those vendors you see listed on Amazon or Abebooks. We’d buy books in bulk, generally from overstocked thrift stores, sort through

/ GLS

The New Art and the Anthological

I worked for a time at a used book seller— not at a bookshop, mind you, but one of those vendors you see listed on Amazon or Abebooks. We’d buy books in bulk, generally from overstocked thrift stores, sort through

/ RMW

Measure for Immeasure: Chris Burden at the New Museum

The film begins with an extreme close-up shot of a young man’s face, his forehead and chin partially cropped out of the frame, his head centered on a nondescript, mottled black background. He has light skin, dark hair, thick eyebrows,

/ RMW

Measure for Immeasure: Chris Burden at the New Museum

The film begins with an extreme close-up shot of a young man’s face, his forehead and chin partially cropped out of the frame, his head centered on a nondescript, mottled black background. He has light skin, dark hair, thick eyebrows,