Tag: Charlie Finch

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Fetching Freud’s etchings

“Lucian Freud: The Painter�s Etchings,” curated by Starr Figura. Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY. Dec. 16 through Mar. 10. The press release says the exhibition presents the full scope of Freud’s achievements in etching, including seventy-five examples ranging from rare, early experiments in the 1940s to the large […]

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Finch flogs blogs

On artnet, Charlie Finch takes on art bloggers. �The proliferation of art blogs has taken all the day-tripper fun out of criticism by circle-jerking, recycling and regurgitating the effluvia of critique beyond the wildest fantasies of Rosalind Krauss. An example is Sharon Butler of the �Two Coats of Paint� blog […]

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Deborah Kass at Paul Kasmin

“Deborah Kass: feel good paintings for feel bad times,” Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York. Through Oct. 13. Artnet critic Charlie Finch wallows in the Deborah Kass opening: “A fetid, humid Friday evening didn�t stop hordes of middle-aged admirers from pouring into the non-air-conditioned Paul Kasmin Gallery to view Deborah Kass� […]

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Lisa Ruyter’s flipbook

“Lisa Ruyter: One Million Postcards,” edited by Agnes Husslein und Martin Prinzhorn. Skarabaeus Press. Visit Ruyter’s website. On artnet, Charlie Finch examines One Million Postcards, which surveys 14 years of the artist’s work: “Lisa had quit painting at age 28 and was enjoying her work as a publicist (!) when […]

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Tangled up in blue

Charlie Finch reports on artnet: “In 1974, after living in Woodstock with his young family for seven years, Dylan moved back to MacDougal Street and began taking intense painting classes with a mystic Abstract Expressionist named Norman Rabin in a studio above Carnegie Hall. Dylan enjoyed the camaraderie of his […]

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Wrangling over Rudolf Stingel

Leslie Camhi in the Village Voice: �Zigzagging between figuration and abstraction, his disparate oeuvre is filled with conceptual antics, optical pleasures, and abject traces of his melancholy presence…. At times visually dazzling, his work is also strangely off-putting�flirting on the one hand with decay, and on the other with pure […]