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Frieze New York: Either Way, We’re Drinking Champagne

by Corinna Kirsch on May 10, 2013
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“Greetings from Captain John. There will be no swimming and no diving.” Sailing on the Frieze ferry to Randall’s Island, the driver told us that we were on our way to vacation, but cautioned against letting loose with freewheeling abandon. Once we landed, that ethos seemed to be in effect at the fair itself: dealers and collectors were having fun, and the fair was certainly crowded, but nobody was breaking out champagne in the early afternoon to celebrate skyrocketing sales.

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The Surface Value of Spring Breaker

by Paddy Johnson on September 7, 2012
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At least twenty minutes of today’s press conference for director Harmony Korine’s Spring Breaker were dedicated to unearthing whether James Franco’s character Alien was based on the rapper Riff Raff. According to Korine, he had originally planned to have Riff Raff perform with Franco in a scene early on in the movie, but decided against it. That mystery had to be solved at least three separate times, though, because reporters weren’t hearing what they wanted.

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Alexander McQueen Show at the Met – Review – NYTimes.com

by Paddy Johnson on May 9, 2011

Alexander McQueen Show at the Met – Review – NYTimes.com – A fantastic review by Cotter. The critic likes the show, but complains that the Met's scholarship is not up to par. 

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Jorge Pardo at Friedrich Petzel

by Tom Moody on July 1, 2010
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Many people in New York know Jorge Pardo’s work because he designed the last ground floor exhibition for the Dia Foundation’s 22nd Street location, before that space went to rot to make way for Dia Beacon. Pardo’s colorful, Jim Isermann-like floor tiles were visible through the windows for years. His installation at Friedrich Petzel, which closed June 19, will not leave such an indelible impression.

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Heather Rowe at D’Amelio Terras

by Tom Moody on June 29, 2010
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Heather Rowe’s exhibition at D’Amelio Terras, which closed June 19, offered a poMo counterpoint to Anne Truitt’s highMo across the street at Matthew Marks. Where Truitt gave us skyscrapers we weren’t supposed to compare to skyscrapers, Rowe gave us a funhouse that that wasn’t fun.

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Anne Truitt at Matthew Marks

by Tom Moody on June 28, 2010
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Matthew Marks Gallery’s show of Anne Truitt’s work closed June 26. Viewing it opened a time portal back to the late ’60s, when Clem Greenberg’s grip had loosened in New York but still held provincial Washington DC in a vise-like clutch.

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