Kim Levin

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  • 11 years ago

    Back in the 1980s—not the East Village '80s but the West Broadway '80s—when Mudman stood sentry on Saturdays, James Lee Byars occasionally materialized too, resplendent in gold-lamé suit and top hat. If his persona was too florid,...

  • 11 years ago

    Subtitled "Objects for a Wunderkammer From 16th to 19th Century," this display of antique items—opulent and bizarre, natural and crafted—isn't the normal Soho gallery fare. In fact, if they weren't quite so peculiar, the pregnant ivory f...

  • 11 years ago

    You'd never guess when you enter the apparently empty exhibition space that minuscule works by 44 artists—Fischli & Weiss's polyurethane peanut shells, Tony Matelli's brass cigarette butt, Alix Lambert's painting on a fingernail clipping and ...

  • 11 years ago

    "Iconoclastic Artist Expands Definitions of Drawing," trumpets the press release for Richard Tuttle's new installation, titled "It's a Room for 3 People." Well, it's a bit late for that. Tuttle has long been known as the most tentative of post-min...

  • 11 years ago

    Was it really only a couple of years ago that we were all overdosing on video art? One white-cube gallery after another was turning into a black box. Artists who had made their names with sculpture, installation, or painting were turning to video,...

  • 11 years ago

    Raising issues of simulation and authenticity way before they became hot, Elaine Sturtevant, who prefers to be known simply as Sturtevant, began replicating works by Johns, Warhol, and Lichtenstein back in the early '60s, almost before the paint w...


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