Until now there seemed to be two kinds of contemporary art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art: mediocre and English. Its collection is the mediocre part; a notoriously out-of-it mix of minor-major and minor-minor artists. At the same time, its exhibitions of contemporary artists have been heavily weighted toward England, with Lucian Freud, R.B. Kitaj, and Howard Hodgkin as faves. Now the Met has discovered a third kind of contemporary art:... More >>>
By The Metropolitain Museum Of Art, New York Purchase, Reba And Dave Williams Gift, 1995
Kiefer doesn't simply want to reenact history, he wants to sanctify it: On the Rhine (198287).