Repository 213: Happy Birthday Jasper Johns!
The habit of regarding “art” as a thing apart from life is fatal to the development of taste. – Edith Wharton Dear Mr. Johns, I am writing to wish you the happiest of birthdays! It was a pleasure to see all of your work two weeks ago at the Broad Museum in Los Angeles. Despite the pomp of the Broad, “Resembling the Truth” was an intimate retrospective, full of important work from your private collection, as well as the major…Continue Reading →
Repository 96: Word for Word | Text Artists Tee Off in Dueling Museum Retrospectives
This month launches the retrospective of two artists, both enamored with words. Robert Indiana’s “Love” paintings launched a thousand “Love” products in the late 60’s, while Christopher Wool’s au courant fuck you paintings invoke the hater in all of us. The former has his very first retrospective at the Whitney through January, and the latter is at the Guggenheim also through January. Robert Indiana is of Pop Art fame – he launched his career in the thick of the Lichtenstein/Warhol…Continue Reading →