Ad and Artists
Here’s a speech I made last week in a Michigan museum, last month in a Wisconsin art center, last spring in a California museum and last year in two places in New Jersey. You know anything about New Jersey? I’ve been saying this for almost ten years and whenever anyone asks me to talk I say it again and whenever anyone asks me for an article I write it again and now I seem to have it down a little neater and so I am shooting it out to all kinds of art-places and outer-spaces. Couple of fellows with a movie camera were taking test-shots in my studio last summer but they didn’t give me much of a chance to “act” but this might be a sound-track. Do you live with Yasuo (?) Kusama? Do you know that “Groupe de Recherche d’Art Visuel” in Paris? Yvaral and his wife came to see me this past summer, son of Vasarely, gave me booklet on international movement, miss Kusama, representing New York, I couldn’t read all those manifestos, all in French. Here’s my speech, last words, before it appears in twenty-six languages.
19 Nov 1962
Thanks for the English version of your speech. It was lucid and will be useful when I do that article—about which I feel pretty guilty for being so slow. The one history, as an instance, is an awesome procession, as the whole is as well. As you say, they are your rules. I agree with some, partially agree with others and disagree with others, especially, as a general consideration, the one evolution. Yayoi had shown me the booklet—the Paris group. She has the loft below mine and lives with an architect, which is a fact not to be disclosed to Japanese society. I didn’t notice though that Yvaral was Vasarely’s son. It would be interesting to see a first-class show of Vasarely’s. Thanks again.
Donald Judd: Paintings 1959-1961By Phyllis Tuchman
DEC 21-JAN 22 | ArtSeen
Say the name Donald Judd, and many people will picture an object that has taut lines, sleek metallic surfaces, and often is two-toned like a sedan from the 1950s. Squiggles dont come to mind. Thats partly why it was such a surprise to find 15 paintings by the artist dating from 1959 into 1961 on view this autumn at the Gagosian Gallery in Chelsea that were so unlike the three-dimensional constructions the artist would soon fabricate.
Elaine Reichek: Material GirlBy Norman L Kleeblatt
APRIL 2022 | ArtSeen
Elaine Reichek scavenges among sources from literature, history, mythology, and art, fabricating images and texts she transforms into textiles. Trained as a painter by avant-garde, intellectually rigorous icons, notably Ad Reinhardt, her career has been defined by her strategic use of the textile mediuma feminist, postmodern strategy.
Dan Colen with Amanda Gluibizzi
SEPT 2022 | Art
This fall, the artist Dan Colen will revisit and expand upon themes that have long preoccupied him in venues as diverse as Gagosian Gallerys West 21st Street space, the Donald Judd Foundations Soho building, and United Nations Plaza. Gagosian will be displaying paintings from Colens Mother and Woodworker series, billboard-sized images that continue his exploration of ideas of home, the development of artists and artistic pursuits, and familiar cartoons as springboards to compositional questions and narratival complexity.