Mayor Giuliani may react with shock to artworks, but it's rare for those in the art world to be shocked by art. Startled is usually the best we can do. Either we're the most well-adjusted crowd around, or we're out of touch. But as I walked through Paul McCarthy's spotty, bang-up retrospective at the New Museum, I was shockednot only at how abject and totally sicko his art can be, but at how few people seemed offended by it, and how many... More >>>
By photo: Robin Holland
There's a dark side to modernism: Cultural Gothic (1992), at the New Museum.