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Nocturne, 1950
Nocturne
1950
REVIEWS 1997 ARCHIVES

NICHOLAS DE STAËL: PAINTINGS 1950-1955
by Michael Klein
12/30/97
Reassessing the French painter known for his palette-knife impasto and bravura touch.

DAVID EBONY'S TOP TEN
by David Ebony
12/24/97
Cy Twombly at Gagosian, Beatriz Milhazes at Edward Thorp, Andreas Gursky at Matthew Marks, Trevor Winkfield at Tibor de Nagy, Paula Hayes at AC Project Room, Jan Frank at Danese, Xavier Veilhan at Sandra Gering, James Siena at Christinerose, Laura Stein at Basilico Fine Arts, Ophrah Shemesh at Guy McIntyre.

FRANZ KLINE: ARCHITECTURE & ATMOSPHERE
by Michael Klein
12/18/97
Allan Stone Gallery presents a wide-ranging survey of Kline's accomplishments.

ANNA GASKELL'S "WONDER"
by Robert Mahoney
12/16/97
Questions of identity, via a new Alice.

LETTER FROM MADRID
by Ysabel de la Rosa
12/12/97
José María Sicilia at the Palacio Velázquez, Léger at the Reina Sofía, plus Antoní Abad, Robert Capa, Remembrandt etchings, José Subirá-Puig.

ARCHAIC GEOMETRY
by N. F. Karlins
12/11/97
"Armament and Adornment in Pre-Classical Europe" at Frederick Schultz Ancient Art.

YOGA AT DIA
by Susan Hapgood
12/04/97
Benita-Immanuel Grosser present Twelve Basic Postures: participating at the same time at the Dia Center in New York.

GRACE GRAUPE-PILLARD
by Robert Mahoney
11/14/97
Paintings that eye-pop with color and cultural references.

REPORT FROM ATHENS
by Gianni Romano
11/11/97
Art at the galleries (Unlimited, Bernier, Koroneu, Cahmi), The Soap Factory, Art Athina, "Private Face, Public Place."

CHICAGO CIRCUS
by Michael Bulka
11/03/97
Excess, tradition, spirituality and capitalist democracy in the Windy City.

JUTTA KOETHER AT PAT HEARN GALLERY
by William McCollum
11/03/97
A kind of marriage of automatic writing and automatic citing.

TSENG KWONG CHI AT JULIE SAUL GALLERY
by Joan Kee
10/30/97
A nostalgic reminder of that wild and crazy party known as the '80s.

RONI HORN AT MATTHEW MARKS GALLERY
by Michael Brennan
10/27/97
Romantic metaphors in an essentially conceptual context.

WILLIAM WOOD AT DANESE
by Michael Brennan
10/23/97
A revelatory world between black and white.

REPORT FROM TURIN
by Gianni Romano
10/20/97
The photography booms hits Turin, Italy's new cultural capital.

STUDIO VISIT: MIL LUBROTH
by Ysabel de la Rosa
10/17/97
Pictorial weaving of multicultural Spain.

DANIEL CARELLO AND HELEN BECKMAN AT AC PROJECT ROOM
by Josephine McKee
10/10/97
Liminal images and allegorical repose.

JEWISH PORTRAITS IN COLONIAL AMERICA
by John Mendelsohn
10/07/97
Guest curator Richard Brilliant assembles a fascinating survey of early American portraiture.

MOTHER'S BREATH: CARA PERLMAN AT DEITCH PROJECTS
by Carlo McCormick
10/01/97
The rock is a balloon, an enigmatic metaphor for the creative act.

KAREN KILIMNIK AT 303
by Robert Mahoney
10/01/97
Emotion clings to life via celebrity society.

REPORT FROM LOS ANGELES: FORENSIC ESTHETIC
by Giovanni Intra
9/29/97
Diana's Death, Harold Edgerton, "Scene of the Crime," Charles Gaines, "Hinterland," Elizabeth Bryant, Cynthia Phillips, Pam Strugar, "Jeff Wall."

AT LAST...A SOUTHERN FURNITURE EXHIBITION
by Mary Anne Hunting
9/25/97
Surprises abound at New York's first comprehensive exhibition of Southern Furniture, on view at the Equitable Gallery in Manhattan.

DAVID EBONY'S NEW YORK TOP TEN
by David Ebony
09/23/97
Nahum B. Zenil at Grey Art Gallery, Richmond Burton at Cheim & Read, Lorna Simpson at Sean Kelly, Roberto Juarez at Robert Miller, Judy Pfaff at Emmerich, James Nares at Kasmin, Cora Cohen at McCoy, Max Mohr at Protetch, Michael Bevilacqua at Jessica Fredericks, Nicholas Krushenick at Algus.

ISSUES OF ABSTRACTION
by Michael Brennan
9/17/97
Pae White and Patrick Thorne at I-20, Tilman and Dan Walsh at Petra Bungert, Jeremy Adams at TZ'ART, John Zinsser at Pamela Auchincloss, Peter Boynton at Susan Inglett, Michael Rouillard at Stark, Walter Biggs at Trans Hudson and "Issues of Abstraction" at Margarete Roeder .

CHICAGO REPORT
by Victor Cassidy
9/16/97
Nathan Lerner, "Harbor of Humanity," N.C. Wyeth, van Eyck's Annunciation, more.

ART AND THE OTHER
by J. Martin Hill
9/11/97
Unpredictable Swiss curator Harald Szeemann triumphs at this year's Lyon Biennale.

TEENAGE SUPERSTAR
by Mia Fineman
9/05/97
The slippery and fragmented identities of "Adolescence," at Julie Saul Gallery in SoHo.

SCULPTURE PROJECTS MÜNSTER
by Lewis Kachur
9/05/97
Public art lives, at least it does in Münster, Germany, till Sept. 28, 1997.

MORTAL BEAUTY: HUNTER REYNOLDS
by Robert Marshall
9/03/97
Theatrically scaled photo-weavings that have a subversive edge.

BERLIN ART DIARY: SUMMER FUN
by Mary Goldman
8/28/97
Performances by Olav Westphalen, Oursler and DeJong, Via Lewandowsky and Meg Craston, plus shows by Lucky DeBellevue, Annika Ström, Claudia Hart, much more.

PHILLIP KING
by David Cohen
8/27/97
A retrospective of the British sculptor at the Forte di Belvedere in Tuscany.

NADEIGE CHOPLET at GALERIE CLAUDE SAMUEL, PARIS
by J. Martin Hill
8/22/97
In a debut show, new sculpture that reveals a witty sensibility fascinated by the unlikeliness of life.

LETTER FROM THE LOWLANDS
by Abigail R. Esman
8/20/97
Van Gogh makes news, Appel cries "Fake!", Barbara Farber moves to Marseilles, more.

LETTER FROM MADRID: THE MUSEUM TRIUMVIRATE
by Ysabel de la Rosa
8/13/97
At the heart of Madrid is the "Golden Art Triangle" composed of three great museums -- the Prado, the Reina Sofía and the Thyssen-Bornemisza.

BINDA COLEBROOK at SAINT PETER'S CHURCH
by Josephine McKee
8/7/97
The human body becomes home at this midtown exhibition.

TONY FEHER: ALCHEMIST
by Mia Fineman
8/7/97
The New York sculptor transmutes ordinary recyclables into compositions of liquid, light and translucent color.

PUBLIC ADDRESS IN MÜNSTER
by Rupert Goldsworthy
8/4/97
The most successful show of this summer's European tour offers a range of socially engaged art practices, Minimalist gestures and emotionally charged hybrid Neo-Conceptualism.

CHICAGO REPORT
by Victor M. Cassidy
7/29/97
In "Scientia Artifex," the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago melds art and science.

CYBERSURFING 57TH
by Ashley Banes and Randi Harari
7/24/97
A quick look at some of the shows on view in Manhattan's midtown art district.

JÜRGEN STOLLHANS AT OTTO SCHWEINS
by Rosanne Altstatt
7/18/97
An exploration of the boundary between the handmade and the mass-produced.

VENICE DIARY: THE LAST REPORT
by Gianni Romano
7/14/97
Did there ever exist a Venice Biennale that truly satisfied? Certainly not!

PETER GREENAWAY'S FLIGHTS OF FANCY
by Kim Bradley
7/11/97
The British filmmaker counters the "tyranny of text" with a multimedia extravaganza dedicated to the image of Icarus.

CHICAGO REPORT
by Victor M. Cassidy
7/1/97
Richard Misrach and "My Little Pretty" at the MCA, plus Landfall Press, sculpture on Navy Pier, Michelangelo, Ingrid Fassbender.

KAREN FINLEY AT FOTOUHI CRAMER
by Mia Fineman
7/1/97
Eroticism mixes with anger in new work by the controversial performance artist.

DOUG AITKEN AT 303 GALLERY
by William McCollum
6/27/97
Sensory overload, intrigue and isolation via new installation works.

SEAN LANDERS AT ANDREA ROSEN
by Roger Boyce
6/20/97
The notoriously logorrheic artist expands his repertoire to include heroically scaled allegories.

THE AGE OF MODERNISM: ART IN THE 20TH CENTURY
by Mary Goldman
6/16/97
A major Berlin exhibition tries to define the place of art in our century -- and the place of Germany in the world.

A PILGRIM'S PROGRESS: GALLERY ROUNDS
by Peter von Ziegesar
6/9/97
Our intrepid voyager visits spring shows in Chelsea and SoHo.

DAVID EBONY'S NEW YORK TOP TEN
by David Ebony
6/6/97
Elizabeth Murray at PaceWildenstein, Gary Hume at Matthew Marks, Tristano di Robilant at Lance Fung, Sol LeWitt at Ace, Elena Climent at Mary-Anne Martin, Radcliffe Bailey at David Beitzel, Thomas Struth at Marian Goodman, Wayne Thiebaud at Allan Stone, Leiko Ikemura at Monique Knowlton, Martin Kippenberger at Nolan/Eckman

LETTER FROM COLOGNE
by Rosanne Altstatt
6/6/97
Highlights from Premiere Days, the spring festival presented by Cologne's leading galleries.

NEW YORK REVIEWS
by Joan Kee
6/5/97
"Scratching the Surface" at Art in General and Ok Sang Lim at the Alternative Museum.

DIGITAL POLAND
by Mary Goldman
6/3/97
The future of art, on view at the WRO Media Biennale in Wroclaw, Poland.

NEW YORK REVIEWS
by Michael Brennan
5/29/97
Christopher Wilmarth at Janis, Richard Tsao at Gina Fiore Salon, Jon McCafferty at Caren Golden, Linda Francis at Condeso/Lawler.

LETTER FROM PARIS
by Jeff Rian
5/27/97
"Sous le Manteau" and "Vraiment Feminism," plus Miltos Manetas, Malachi Farrell, Joop van Lieshout, Max Mohr, more.

RACHEL HARRISON AT GREENE NAFTALI
by Mia Fineman
5/21/97

MAX ESTENGER AT STEFFANY MARTZ
by Peter Fend
5/21/97

ARISTIDE MAILLOL AT C&M
by Mia Fineman
5/20/97

ADAM GLOVSKY AT URBAN GLASS
by Betty Tompkins
5/19/97

LETTER FROM TOKYO
by Kay Itoi
5/12/97
Nobuyoshi Araki collaborates with Issey Miyake, Utsunomiya Art Museum opens, more.

BILLY SULLIVAN at Fischbach
by Walter Robinson
5/7/97

PAINTING IN LONDON: THROUGH THICK AND THIN
by David Cohen
5/5/97
England swings a mean brush, according to our new London correspondent, whose overview of British painters takes on Howard Hodgkin, Frank Auerbach, Gillian Ayres, Therese Oulton, more.

NILS NORMAN: VISIONARY NEW YORK
by Peter Fend
4/25/97

MOSCOW EXPRESS
by Serge Khripoun
4/22/97
Sheep carnage strikes the ArtMoscow art fair, plus the beloved Russian emigre Kabakov returns to his Moscow roots -- at least via a pair of exhibitions.

REPORT FROM LOS ANGELES
by Giovanni Intra
4/17/97
Uncommon Sense at the L.A. MOCA, Tony Oursler at Margot Leavin, Richard Billingham at Regen Projects, Julian Schnabel at PaceWildenstein and a new L.A.-based Website, Striking Distance.

ARTIST'S DIARY
by Robert Goldman
4/17/97
Revisiting the Whitney Biennial, a studio visit with Cara Perlman, Laura Owens at Gavin Brown, Michel Auder at AC Project Room, Allen Ginsburg, Bob Flanagan, more.

LETTER FROM THE LOWLANDS
by Abigail Esman
4/17/97
The Stedelijk settles a lawsuit over a slashed Barnett Newman, a Russian artist defaces a Malevich white-on-white, Schwitters' grandson sues for return of the estate, Servaas sells pieces of the sea and the Dutch debate why their art is so bad. Plus more.

NEW IN NEW YORK
by Walter Robinson
4/16/97
Video environments at the Guggenheim SoHo, Dennis Oppenheim at Helman, Thomas Schutte at Goodman, Oleg Kulik at Deitch Projects, Manuel Neri at Cowles, Marina Berio and Jaime Permuth at Mary Barone.

LAWRENCE WEINER at Leo Castelli
by Meghan Gerety
4/15/97

DAVID EBONY'S NEW YORK TOP TEN
by David Ebony
4/11/97
Keith Sonnier at Castelli, Matta at Davidson, Ernesto Neto at Bonakdar, Jessica Stockholder at Gorney, Arne Svenson at Saul, Nicola Tyson at Petzel, Michael Mazur at Ryan, John DeAndrea at OK Harris, Michael Kessler at Littlejohn, Melissa McGill at CRG.

CHICAGO REPORT
by Victor M. Cassidy
4/10/97
Detritus lithos by Ray Martin, Heaven's Majesty at the Adler, the Terra on the comeback trail, Nicole Alger at Lyonese-Wier & Ginsberg, the Art Institute goes online, more.

ARTIST'S DIARY
by Robert Goldman
4/8/97
Mike Kelley's n'gangas at Metro Pictures, the Yonemotos at Kaplan, another view of the Whitney Biennial, Miguel Calderon at Andrea Rosen and Rudolf Stingel at Paula Cooper.

NEW IN NEW YORK
by Meghan Daily
4/4/97
Notes on new exhibitions in New York that are not to be missed.

NOAH PURIFOY at the California African American Museum
by Clayton Campbell
4/2/97

LETTER FROM PARIS
by Jeff Rian
3/27/97
January in Paris finds Eija-Liisa Ahtila at Roger Pailhas, Jean-Luc Vilmouth's Amazon bar at Galerie de Paris, "Twist" at Galerie Ghislaine Hussenot, Thomas Hirschhorn at Chantal Crousel, Hubert Scheibl at Thaddeus Ropac, Andres Serrano at Yvon Lambert, and "Made in France" and "L'Empreinte" (The Impression) at the Centre Georges Pompidou.

BERLIN ART DIARY
by Mary E. Goldman
3/24/97
The Berlinale film festival, a group show called "And Here We Go!", gossip about a Berlin branch for the Guggenheim, plus news of local appearances by Fred Sandback, Polly Apfelbaum, Heidi Specker, Susan Turcot, Katarina Sieverding, Edward and Nancy Reddin Kienholz, and more.

MICHAEL MERCHANT AND STEPHEN BROWER at TZ'Art
by Peter Fend
3/19/97

LETTER FROM SPAIN
by Kim Bradley
3/18/97
Barcelona has an exciting "anything could happen" feeling to it, thanks to energetic curators, artists and young institutions, with shows of work by Akane, Pepe Espaliu, the Whitney Museum and Cuban art. Plus, Madrid homeboy Juan Muñoz makes good.

NEW IN NEW YORK
by Walter Robinson
3/12/97
Notes on new exhibitions in New York that are not to be missed.

RICHARD BILLINGHAM at Luhring Augustine
by Carlo McCormick
3/7/97

WILLY LENSKI at O'Hara Gallery
by Cathy Lebowitz
3/4/97

NEW YORK REVIEWS
by Joan Kee
3/4/97
Ken Lum at Andrea Rosen, Chie Matsui and Bul Lee at MoMA, Nancy Chunn at Ronald Feldman, The First Steps: Emerging Artists from Japan at Grey Art Gallery, NYU.

NEW YORK REVIEWS
by Michael Brennan
3/4/97
Christian Garnett at Pamela Auchincloss, Christian Haub at Littlejohn Contemporary, Eugene Leroy at the New York Studio School, Richard Kreshtool atGina Fiore Salon.

COSIMO DI LEO RICATTO at Sandra Gering
by Eduardo Costa
2/28/97

JAUME PLENSA at the Joan Miró Foundation, Barcelona by Kim Bradley 2/28/97

LETTER FROM COLOGNE
by Rosanne Altstatt
2/28/97
It's Karneval, and the Museum Ludwig director is on his way out! Plus a reorganization of Art Cologne for next year and new shows of work by Paul de Reus, Anne Loch, Hirsch Perlman -- and "Das Abstracte" at Thomas Rehbein.

SERVETAR SELECTS
by Stuart Servetar
2/19/97
Bradley Rubenstein at Annika Sundvik, Louise Lawler at Metro, Linda St. John at Bridges & Bodell, Nu-Glu at Helman, Alix Stewart Lambert at Team, Charles G. Shaw at Washburn, Jerry Phillips at Feature.

KEVIN LARMON at Curt Marcus
by Mia Fineman
2/19/97

RACING FORMS: A Gallery Tip Sheet
by P.C. Smith
2/19/97
Robert Morris at Castelli, Agnes Martin at PaceWildenstein, Mark Francis at Boone, Carl Andre at Ace, Alan Belcher at Shainman, Marina Abramovic at Sean Kelly, Bianca Sforni at Paul Kasmin, Nicholas Nixon at Zabriskie.

THE SEATTLE SCENE
by Marilu Knode
2/18/97
Claudia Fitch and Cheryl Comstock at Kucera; George Raggett, Darrin Little and Hung Tran at Crockett Rodeo; photos from Peru and Chile at Seafirst Gallery; abstract painting at the Center on Contemporary Art.

LARRY KRONE at Lombard-Fried
by Elisabeth Kley
2/7/97

EVA LUNDSAGER at Jack Tilton and Lauren Wittels
by Michael Brennan
2/03/97

STEPHEN DICILLO AND JULIE LANGSAM at Clementine Gallery
by Meghan Dailey
1/31/97

REPORT FROM ITALY
by Gianni Romano
1/30/97
Absent support from public institutions, Italy's contemporary art scene soldiers on. Here, news of shows from Milan to Naples, by Rirkrit Tiravanija, Carsten Höller, Martino Coppes, Monica Carocci, Lisa Lambri, Frank Moore and many others, even Julian Schnabel.

LETTER FROM TOKYO
by Kay Itoi
1/28/97
The new Tokyo Forum unveils its collection, MOT money gets cut off, Shimada comes to New York, Ebisu Art-Net Party launches its Website, Japan loves artist Asako Tokitsu, more.

DAVID EBONY'S NEW YORK TOP TEN
by David Ebony
1/24/97
Richard Hunt at the Studio Museum, Nabil Nahas at Sperone Westwater, Pavel Kraus at Joyce Goldstein, Spencer Finch at Postmasters, Stan Douglas at David Zwirner, Jennifer Steinkamp at Bravin Post Lee, Robert Thiele at Howard Scott/M-13, Barbara Pollack at Holly Solomon, Edward Lipski at In Kahn and Robert Hawkins at Livestock.

CHICAGO REPORT
by Victor M. Cassidy
1/17/97
A massive survey of postwar Chicago art at the Museum of Contemporary Art, late Degas at the Art Institute and solos by Tom Czarnopys, Pala Townsend, Marcos Raya and Anne Wilson elsewhere around town.

LETTER FROM COLOGNE
by Stefan Roemer
1/02/97
The most recent edition of Art Cologne, Germany's leading international art fair, was a showcase for Polke-works of every stripe and color, plus a range of photography by artists and new installations, and an emphasis on parties as a centerpiece of a new German "fun culture."


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