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THE 1998 REVUE
by Walter Robinson 12/31/98
The art stars at auction, in the museums and the galleries -- that was the year that was 1998.
by Thomas Hoving 12/23/98
Recent acquisitions -- and proposed deaccessions -- at the Metropolitan Museum.
by Fred Stern 12/23/98
Modern Zen artists at the Japan Society.
KIEFER AT THE MET
by Brian Boucher 12/22/98
The Metropolitan Museum shows its recent acquisition of works on paper by Anselm Kiefer.
by Tosha Grantham 12/18/98
Three exhibitions celebrate the work of Constance Stuart Larrabee.
LET IT DRIP
by Jerry Saltz 12/16/98
Jackson Pollock at the Museum of Modern Art.
by Michael Brennan 12/15/98
Walt Disney's dreams unraveled at last.
by Tom Wolf 12/10/98
Mariko Mori's seductive space-age spirituality.
WAR AND PEACE
by Jerry Saltz 12/3/98
Hiroshi Sugito's paintings at Nicole Klagsbrun.
A VIEW FROM TIBET
by Fred Stern 12/2/98
At the Metropolitan Museum, a survey of Tibetan thankas and mandalas.
by Thomas Hoving 12/1/98
Nothing but the best in the fine and decorative arts.
by Jerry Saltz 11/25/98
Live now, live here, in photos by Wolfgang Tillmans.
by Carlo McCormick 11/25/98
An interview with Wolfgang Tillmans.
by Jerry Saltz 11/24/98
Hysterical ecstasy with slaves, masters, sex and art.
THE FIRST BERLIN BIENNALE
by David Allen and Dominic Eichler 11/23/98
Highlighting Berlin as the hip art capital of Europe.
DID NAPOLEON WEAR ARMOR?
by Fred Stern 11/17/98
A tour through the Metropolitan's exhibition of Renaissance armor by Filippo Negroli.
THE SILENT BOOM
by Andrew Decker 11/5/98
Quietly, the high end of the art market has been taking off.
FROM CLOTH TO COIF
by John Mendelsohn 10/30/98
Pithy textiles and ceremonious sculptures stand in as art.
by Michael Brennan 10/29/98
MoMA unveils its retrospective of America's greatest modern painter.
by N. F. Karlins 10/29/98
Two shows of Haitian Vodou mesmerize New York.
by Amy Fusselman 10/27/98
Maurizio Cattelan at the Museum of Modern Art.
by Peter Schjeldahl 10/22/98
Peter Schjeldahl says goodbye to the Village Voice.
FROM VAN EYCK TO BRUEGEL
by Paul Jeromack 10/22/98
The Metropolitan Museum presents its Netherlandish pictures.
by Peter Schjeldahl 10/19/98
Bob Thompson at the Whitney Museum of American Art.
by N.F. Karlins 10/16/98
"L'ombra della sera" at Baruch College in New York.
LOVING LAS VEGAS
by Amy Fusselman 10/15/98
Critic Dave Hickey on Stephen Wynn's Bellagio Gallery of Art.
by Peter Schjeldahl 10/2/98
Mark Rothko at the Whitney Museum of American Art.
by Paul Hasegawa-Overacker 9/25/98
Kerry James Marshall at the Brooklyn Museum of Art.
by Peter Schjeldahl 9/25/98
Lisa Yuskavage at Marianne Boesky Gallery in New York.
by Peter Schjeldahl 9/17/98
Why Surrealism now? "Julien Levy" at Equitable Gallery.
DINNER WITH ARNOLD
by Ysabel de la Rosa 9/16/98
A conversation with photographer Arnold Newman.
CARCASSES AFTER THE FEAST
by Victor M. Cassidy 9/10/98
Photographer David Plowden documents a fast-changing American landscape.
SEATTLE: A MUSEUM TRIPLE PLAY
by N. F. Karlins 9/3/98
A look at the Seattle Art Museum, the Seattle Asian Art Museum and the Frye Art Museum.
GEHRY IN GEAR
by Peter Schjeldahl 8/28/98
New York needs a Gehry museum.
by Meredith Mendelsohn 8/27/98
The freak-show mysticism of Pavel Tchelitchew.
by Peter Schjeldahl 8/13/98
An esthetic visionary whose prophecies came true -- Tony Smith at MoMA.
FIRE THE BOSS
by Peter Schjeldahl 8/5/98
Pipilotti Rist wuz robbed.
by Peter Schjeldahl 7/30/98
A new cohort of consumers reflected in summer group shows at D'Amelio Terras, Matthew Marks, Pat Hearn and Spencer Brownstone.
THE MASTER BATHER
by Peter Schjeldahl 7/27/98
Pierre Bonnard at the Museum of Modern Art.
by Peter Schjeldahl 7/16/98
At the Museum of Modern Art, a long-awaited retrospective of Aleksandr Rodchenko.
TONY SMITH: ARCHITECT, PAINTER, SCULPTOR
by Phyllis Tuchman 7/14/98
At the Museum of Modern Art, a survey of the career of the late Abstract Expressionist artist.
by Peter Schjeldahl 6/24/98
A spare, powerful survey of work by L.A. artist Charles Ray.
ART AND SEOUL
by Fred Stern 6/22/98
A delectable new Korean gallery opens at the Metropolitan Museum.
by Peter Schjeldahl 6/18/98
Hip new painting at Deitch Projects and Max Protetch.
ART DECO VIRTUOSO
by Mary Anne Hunting 6/11/98
Jean Dunand at the Metropolitan Museum.
SEARCHING FOR DAVID NOVROS
by Michael Brennan 6/9/98
A studio visit with the New York painter.
MEXICO'S GIFT TO CHICAGO
by Victor M. Cassidy 6/8/98
Things are happening at Chicago's Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum.
THE X FACTOR
by Peter Schjeldahl 6/4/98
A pocket retrospective focuses on Marsden Hartley's spirituality.
THE SOCIAL COMEDIAN
by Peter Schjeldahl 5/28/98
In Robert Colescott's paintings, crazy energy from crude iconography.
AALTO'S PARADISE 5/22/98
by Donald Kuspit
Did the architecture of Alvar Aalto achieve a more humanely built environment?
A ROYAL FLUSH SPECIAL: THE AVANT-GARDE IN EXHIBITION 5/18/98
by Charlie Finch
Avant-garde antics, from the Fauves to Conceptualism. An interview with Bruce Altshuler.
LETTER FROM WYOMING
by Cindy Tower 5/8/98
An adventure out West.
THE JAZZ PAINTER
by Peter Schjeldahl 5/7/98
In the paintings of Chaim Soutine, life stands at full flood.
OCTOPUS WITH THE INITIALS V. H.
by N. F. Karlins 5/5/98
At the Drawing Center, 20th-century artistic experiments from the 19th-century Romantic, Victor Hugo.
by Donald Kuspit 5/4/98
Allegories of mechanical movement, the heroic aspect of modern life.
by Peter Schjeldahl 5/4/98
The Dahesh Museum provides a backstage look at academic art.
JOAN SNYDER: WORKS ON PAPER
by Michael Klein 5/1/98
An emotional tangle of thought, word and image.
ANISH KAPOOR: ICON AND ILLUSION
by Donald Kuspit 4/29/98
At Barbara Gladstone Gallery, recent works by the British sculptor.
by Peter Schjeldahl 4/22/98
The Whitney Museum's new permanent collection galleries provide a dawning epiphany of painting's power to reinhabit dead-brain imagery.
MANET, MONET & THE RAILWAY STATION
by J. Martin Hill 4/21/98
The topological locus of Impressionism.
LOVE FOREVER: KUSAMA IN L.A.
by Stephan Pascher 4/17/98
The legendary avant-gardist makes her mark with an L.A. performance.
LAS VEGAS ROCOCO
by Peter Schjeldahl 4/16/98
Tony Cragg's new work is wildly subjective and coolly objective.
CABINETMAKER FROM NEW YORK
by Mary Anne Hunting 4/7/98
Parisian cabinetmaking traditions adapted to the American way.
by Peter Schjeldahl 4/3/98
Photography becomes modernist in the early work of Paul Strand.
PIERRE-PAUL PRUD'HON: ROMANTIC ALLEGORIST
by Fred Stern 3/30/98
The first-ever U.S. survey of paintings and drawings by the French Neoclassical artist.
A GUY THING
by Peter Schjeldahl 3/25/98
The mania for identification, bureaucratic and artistic.
AN INTERVIEW WITH ALVIN HALL
by Mary Barone 3/20/98
An inside look at the Wall Street financial analyst and art collector.
by Peter Schjeldahl 3/20/98
Sincere ideals of abstract art played like computer games.
TREASURES OF A LOST CIVILIZATION
by Fred Stern 3/19/98
At Asia Society, artifacts from the Indus Valley in ancient Pakistan.
THANKS FOR PAINTING
by Peter Schjeldahl 3/12/98
Confident new works entrusted to rhythms of lived life.
WILLIAM CONGER'S SUMMER OF PAPER
by Victor M. Cassidy 3/4/98
New organic abstractions from one of Chicago's most important artists.
LETTER FROM MILAN:
AN INTERVIEW WITH ADRIAN PIPER
by Franklin Sirmans 3/3/98
Conducted by the U.S. editor of Flash Art in Milan, Oct. 1997.
FRANKENTHALER: MOUNTAINS AND SEA
by Michael Klein 3/2/98
Optical paintings created with joyous abandon.
AUGUSTIN PAJOU: NEOCLASSICAL REALIST
by Fred Stern 2/27/98
At the Metropolitan Museum, a first-ever survey of the 18th-century sculptor to the king.
by Peter Schjeldahl 2/25/98
Leger became a sign painter for the spiritual department store of modernity.
ANDY WARHOL: PURE PAINTER
by John Zinsser 2/25/98
A little-known Abstract-Expressionist interlude from the Prince of Pop.
by Robert Rosenblum 2/24/98
In memoriam, Archie, July 14, 1990-Feb. 19, 1998.
FERNAND LEGER'S MECHANICAL BALLET
by Fred Stern 2/24/98
A long overdue retrospective of the most modern French modernist.
DUMB AND SMARTER
by Peter Schjeldahl 2/20/98
George Condo's new show is like a cheeseburger with everything.
WEIGHT AND PRESSURE: TONY CARO AND THE OLD MASTERS
by David Cohen 2/20/98
At the National Gallery, London, new sculpture inspired by famous paintings.
RALPH HUMPHREY: TWO VIEWS
by Michael Brennan
and Michael Klein 2/19/98
At Danese in New York, a survey of work by the late Post-Minimalist painter.
LOST IN THE TERRAIN: ANSELM KIEFER
by Peter Schjeldahl 2/12/98
Simultaneous extremes of epic and lyric, grand and humble, transcendent and workaday.
by Fred Stern 2/12/98
"China: 5,000 Years" at the Guggenheim Museum in New York.
ERIC FISCHL: BODY EGO
by Donald Kuspit 2/9/98
New sculpture that reaches for a visionary engagement with higher things.
WONDERFUL CYNICISM: JOHN BALDESSARI
by Peter Schjeldahl 2/5/98
At Sonnabend Gallery in New York, photo works considered less as brainy critique than as decorative accessory.
by Peter Schjeldahl 1/29/98
Color Field revisited, via Frankenthaler at the Guggenheim and "Green Mountain Boys" at Emmerich.
A ROYAL FLUSH SPECIAL: AN INTERVIEW WITH ROBERT STORR
by Charlie Finch 1/26/98
MoMA's curator talks about his Chuck Close retrospective, Taniguchi's expansion plan, the planned Tony Smith show and more, in a Royal Flush Special Report.
TEENARAMA: RITA ACKERMANN
by Peter Schjeldahl 1/22/98
New work by a magpie stylist on themes of adolescent joy, pain and effrontery.
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