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1998 Stories by Peter Schjeldahl

Archives: 1998
  • Farewell Column

    published October 27, 1998

    This is goodbye. After eight years with the Voice, I have been hired as the art critic of The New Yorker. Not long ago I wrote in... More >>

  • Thompson's Gift

    published October 20, 1998

    I was briefly offended at this exciting show by sounds of excellent jazz. They emanated from speakers in a room that contains dozens of small... More >>

  • Shining Through

    published October 6, 1998

    Two rooms of the dozen or so in this Mark Rothko retrospective will rock you. Maybe others will, too, depending on your susceptibility and... More >>

  • Purple Nipple

    published September 29, 1998

    Lisa Yuskavage is an extravagantly deft painter in oils of cartoonish, often anatomically impossible bimbos, nymphets, and other female travesties... More >>

  • Crash Rash

    published September 8, 1998

    If the demolition derby isn't America's greatest underknown sport and sacrament, I want to know what is. It is an end-of-summer ritual in New York... More >>

  • Gehry in Gear

    published September 1, 1998

    The uptown Guggenheim's big-bang motorcyle show—the most publicly successful offering in the museum's history, we are told—raises two... More >>

Archives: 1998