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Henri Matisse, The Dream, 1935, Pompidou
Henri Matisse
The Dream
1935
Pompidou
REVIEWS 1998 ARCHIVES

FRENCH CONNECTION
by Dominique Nahas
 12/29/98
Two shows at the Guggenheim look at French art, past and present.

SLYLY AWRY
by Meredith Mendelsohn
 12/23/98
John Bauer's still-lifes at Clementine Gallery in New York.

MAKING SENSE OF BABEL
by Cathy Byrd
 12/21/98
Richard Sudden at Marcia Wood Gallery in Atlanta.

CHICAGO REPORT
by Victor M. Cassidy
 12/18/98
Contemporary Mexican art, Ben Dallas' arched hangings, Patrick Dougherty's sapling structures, more.

GET A LITTLE CLOSER
by Franklin Sirmans
 12/17/98
Paul Pfeiffer plays with perspective at the Project in Harlem.

SHADOW PLAY
by David Cohen
 12/14/98
Paintings by Ena Swansea at Robert Miller Gallery in New York.

MAGIC RAY
by John Mendelsohn
 12/11/98
New York's ICP focuses on Man Ray's photography.

POSTCOITAL PAINTING
by Deborah Ripley
 12/8/98
New work by Marilyn Minter at Xavier LaBoulbenne in New York.

PARTY GAMES
by Max Henry
 12/4/98
Video projections by Connie Walsh at Marianne Boesky Gallery.

INSIDE PICASSO'S HEAD
by Amy Fusselman
 12/4/98
Playing Picasso at New York's favorite theme park, the Museum of Modern Art.

SIENA FOREVER
by Susan Hapgood
 12/4/98
Three contemporary artists visit Tuscany for an experiment in art making.

BIOLOGICAL BEAUTY
by Ilka Scobie
 12/2/98
Ross Bleckner's new cosmos.

MATISSE EN MASSE
by Ellen McBreen
 11/24/98
Matisse sculpture at C&M Arts in New York.

LES FLEURS DUVAL
by Franklin Sirmans
 11/17/98
Baudelaire's common-law wife, in new works by Lorraine O'Grady.

TOXIC RITUAL
by Cathy Byrd
 11/17/98
In Atlanta, a multisensory installation by Polish artist Monika Weiss.

DAVID EBONY'S TOP TEN
by David Ebony
 11/16/98
Frank Auerbach at Marlborough, David Nash at Galerie Lelong, Sharon Horvath at Tibor de Nagy, Lynda Benglis at Cheim & Read, Jennifer Reeves at Stefan Stux Gallery, William Turnbull at Barbara Mathes, Peggy Cyphers at Donahue/Sosinski, John Ahearn at Alexander and Bonin, Thomas Demand at 303 Gallery, Kenneth Noland at Andre Emmerich.

AMERICAN GESTURE
by Robert Mahoney
 11/13/98
Richard Phillips' new paintings deliver the ultimate in emptiness.

A CHECKERED PAST
by N. F. Karlins
 11/10/98
Folk marquetry at the Museum of American Folk Art.

WAR IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD
by Alan Moore
 11/2/98
Seth Tobocman chronicles housing struggles on the Lower East Side.

COLOR OF MEMORY
by Elisabeth Kley
 10/28/98
New York shows by Robert Melee and Robert Marshall.

RAW POWER
by Ilka Scobie
 10/23/98
A retrospective of New York painter Stephen Lack.

REAL FICTIONS
by Christian Viveros-Fauné
 10/23/98
Two shows in New York by Luis Cruz Azaceta.

BEING GERMAN
by Robert Mahoney
 10/21/98
New work by Georg Baselitz at PaceWildenstein in New York.

FIVE CENTURIES OF EXCELLENCE
by Fred Stern
 10/8/98
Drawings from the Hermitage and the Pushkin museums come to the Morgan Library.

SYLVIE OBADIC
by Max Henry
 10/7/98
Sporty new works at Roger Smith Gallery.

"INTERLACINGS" 10/7/98
Reconstructing Craft by John Mendelsohn and Crafty Contemporanea by Eduardo Costa.


PISS-TAKEN FOUNTAINS
by Carlo McCormick
 9/30/98
Mike Bidlo's "Fountain Drawings" at Tony Shafrazi Gallery.

INNOCENCE INCARNATE
by Dominique Nahas
 9/29/98
New photos by Noritoshi Hirakawa at Deitch Projects.

EDGY AMERICANA
by Cathy Byrd
 9/28/98
Photos by Chris Verene at Vaknin Schwartz Gallery, Atlanta.

TIPSY CITY
by Elisabeth Kley
 9/24/98
Tabboo! paints Manhattan like it's been out too late at night.

NATURE IN FLUX
by David Cohen
 9/23/98
"Maurice Cockrill" at the Royal West of England Academy, Bristol.

LETTER FROM LONDON
by David Cohen
 9/21/98
Damien Hirst's Pharmacy, Turner Prize short list, Lars Nittve at Bankside, Lucian Freud, Patrick Heron, Peter Doig, Tony Bevan, more.

SMOKING AND DRINKING
by Robert Mahoney
 9/18/98
British bad girl Sarah Lucas at Barbara Gladstone.

BASEL REPORT
by Rupert Goldsworthy
 9/14/98
Museum shows of Mona Hatoum, Dan Peterman, Tobias Rehberger and Elizabeth Peyton.

VIDEO OF THE MIND
by Tim Gilman-Sevcik
 9/11/98
Bruce Nauman, Tony Oursler and Sam Taylor-Wood at the San Francisco MoMA.

LETTER FROM SAN ANTONIO
by Franklin Sirmans
 9/8/98
Contemporary Art Month in the Lone Star State.

JULIEN LEVY, ART DEALER
by Lewis Kachur
 9/8/98
At Equitable Center, a dazzling variety of art from the 1930s and '40s.

WAXING TOPOGRAPHICAL
by Meredith Mendelsohn
 9/4/98
"Maya Lin: Topologies," at NYU's Grey Art Gallery.

THE SOUND OF MASS MOCA
by Minou Roufail
 9/1/98
Seven works of sound art at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art.

LETTER FROM SANTA FE
by Amy Page
 8/26/98
Three antiques fairs, plus "Peters Envy."

CHICAGO REPORT
by Victor M. Cassidy
 8/25/98
Bernini at the Art Institute, "Heroic Painting" at the Cultural Center, Kerry James Marshall and Thomas Skomski.

"AN IMPERTINENT ARTIST"
by Fred Stern
 8/20/98
Woodcuts, ink paintings and calligraphy by Shiko Munakata at the Japan Society.

AFRICAN DECO-STRUCTION
by Meredith Mendelsohn
 8/19/98
"African Forms in the Furniture of Pierre Legrain" at the National Museum of African Art.

SHAKER MADE
by Ellen McBreen
 8/18/98
At the Boston ICA, a show of contemporary art made in residence at a Shaker community.

COOL WATER  8/14/98
by Walter Robinson
Hope Sandrow at the Whitney Museum at Philip Morris.

URBAN ENCOUNTERS
by Alan Moore
 8/11/98
Political activism as an art construction, at the New Museum.

LETTER FROM LONDON
by Amy Page
 8/7/98
Art Fairs in London -- Olympia, Hali and Grosvenor -- plus Asia Week and June auctions at Christie's and Sotheby's.

DAVID EBONY'S TOP TEN
by David Ebony
 8/4/98
Yayoi Kusama at Peter Blum, Eberhard Havekost at Anton Kern, Martin Myers at Sandra Gering, Marc Quinn at Gagosian, Jorge Pardo at Friedrich Petzel, Larry Johnson at I-20, Lee Stoetzel at Tricia Collins, David Reed at Max Protetch, Charles Long at Bonakdar Jancou, Jochen Klein at Feature.

ORB OBSESSED
by Carlo McCormick
 8/3/98
Gregg Woolard deals with dots at A & A Gallery.

REPORT FROM SAN FRANCISCO
by Tim Gilman-Sevcik
 8/3/98
Keith Haring, Martin Kersels, Capp Street Project and a new gallery.

NATURAL FORCES
by Dominique Nahas
 7/31/98
At De Chiara/Stewart, abstract works by Richard Tsao and Madeline Weinrib.

NEW YORK REVIEWS
 7/28/98
Martin Wong at P.P.O W., "Summer White" at Steffany Martz, Monica Bonvicini at Apex Art, Tomoko Takahashi at the Drawing Room, "Small Paintings" at Cheim & Read, "Wall Work" at White Columns, Jenny Watson at Annina Nosei, "No Boundaries" at Trans Hudson.

DRAWINGS, ANYONE?
by N. F. Karlins
 7/24/98
Outstanding drawings on view at the Morgan Library, Wildenstein and Danese.

BEVERLY PEPPER AT FORTE BELVEDERE
by Suzaan Boettger
 7/23/98
New York Minimalism meets Florence's epic vista.

ANDREA ZITTEL'S RAUGH
by Dominique Nahas
 7/21/98
The interplay of esthetics, efficiency and social determinism.

LETTER FROM MADRID
by Isabel de la Rosa
 7/20/98
PhotoEspaña 98, Duane Michals, Adam Lubroth, Whistler and Sickert, Delvaux, Vicente, Kitaj, much more.

THE MONOLITH UM...
by Ilka Scobie
 7/17/98
Nancy Dwyer's new work makes much of the mundane.

WHO'S DUH BOSS?
by Charlie Finch
 6/26/98
"The Hugo Boss Prize 1998" at the Guggenheim SoHo.

COLOR REIGNS SUPREME
by John Mendelsohn
 6/23/98
Paintings by Roy Newell at Earl McGrath in New York.

MEMORY SCULPTURE
by Robert Marshall
 6/18/98
Oliver Herring's amorphous mylar knittings.

D.C. DIARY
by Lewis Kachur
 6/15/98
Our capital museums gear up for tourist season, with shows of Rothko, Calder, Degas, Stuart Davis, the Harlem Renaissance and more.

CHILLED SERENITY
by Robert Mahoney
 6/10/98
Frank Moore at Sperone Westwater in New York.

EYE VIBES
by David Cohen
 6/8/98
Bruce Pearson's encoded messages in weird psychedelic reliefs.

NATIVE PATHS
by Fred Stern
 6/3/98
At the Metropolitan Museum, American Indian art from the collection of Charles and Valerie Diker.

PAINTING ON THE CUSP: MICHAEL BRENNAN
by Dominique Nahas
 5/29/98
Shifting optical intensities and spatial involutions.

AMERICAN APPLES, HOLD THE PIE
by N. F. Karlins
 5/27/98
A delightful survey of American still lifes at Berry-Hill Galleries.

PIER WALK '98
by Victor M. Cassidy
 5/27/98
The glory of sculpture at Chicago's Navy Pier.

ALFREDO JAAR'S RWANDA PROJECT
by Alan Moore
 5/21/98
At Galerie Lelong, a media artist's encounter with holocaust.

SEVEN LATINO ARTISTS AND THE NARRATIVE TRADITION
by Victor M. Cassidy
 5/20/98
Is there such a thing as Latino art? If so, what characterizes it?

DAVID EBONY'S TOP TEN
by David Ebony
 5/19/98
Paul Cadmus at DC Moore, Alan Rath at Dorfman Projects, Brad Kahlhamer at Bronwyn Keenan, Jack Pierson at American Fine Arts, Catherine Murphy at Lennon Weinberg, Barbara Ess at Curt Marcus, Larry Poons Salander O'Reilly, Fred Stonehouse at Howard Scott/M-13, David Stern at Rosenberg + Kaufman, Riera I Arago at Joan Prats.

ARTIST'S DIARY
by Robert Goldman
 5/12/98
Vincent Gallo, Neke Carson, David Scher, Jason Dodge, Paul McCarthy, Barbara Ess, Yoko Ono, Cecily Brown, Michelle Lopez, more.

AMERICAN HOMES AND TRAVELERS
by Robert Marshall
 5/8/98
New York shows by Elena Herzog, Peter Garfield, James Hill and Randy Wray.

LETTER FROM TOKYO
by Kay Itoi
 5/6/98
Yasumasa Morimura, Taro Okamoto, the Otsuka Museum, the Gunma Contemporary Art Wing and Takashi Murakami.

BURIED IN SPACE: CHRISTOPHER BROOKS
by Elisabeth Kley
 4/28/98
What does rubber fetish photography have to do with Minimalist painting?

THE JOHANNESBURG BIENNALE
by Bisi Silva
 4/28/98
Looking at art in Africa.

LETTER FROM PRAGUE
by Tim Gilman-Sevcik
 4/28/98
Cathy de Monchaux, Georg Jiri Dokoupil, public art and "Angel, Angel" at the Rudolfinium.

A DELICATE CONDITION
by Robert Mahoney
 4/27/98
A group show curated by Jerry Kearns at Kent Gallery in New York.

DAN WALSH: PLAYERS ON A STAGE
by John Zinsser
 4/24/98
The demonstrative rhetoric of stripped-down geometric abstractions.

REPORT FROM PARIS
by Deborah Irmas
 4/22/98
Chers Amis, news of Delacroix, Francois and Claude Lalanne, Annette Messager, Jean Prouve, Francesca Woodman, Man Ray and more.

DOMES AND ANGELS AND A PALACE OF PROJECTS
by David Cohen
 4/21/98
Reporting from London on the Millennium Dome, Kitaj, Gormley and the Kabakovs.

SAVORING CHINESE AND NOMAD ART
by Fred Stern
 4/17/98
In conjunction with Asia Week, shows at Christian Deydier, Eskenazi, J.J. Lally and Ariadne Galleries.

LETTER FROM GERMANY
by Rosanne Altstatt
 4/13/98
Heimo Zobernig at the Bonn Kunstverein, Felix Stephan Huber at the Städtische Ausstellungshalle Am Hawerkamp, Münster.

REPORT FROM ITALY
by Gianni Romano
 4/8/98
Dan Flavin at the Red Church, Mimmo Rotella's homage to Fellini, Luca Pancrazzi in Turin.

CHRISTY RUPP, "DIRTY WORK"
by Alan Moore
 4/1/98
At TZ'Art, sculpture that images ecological catastrophe.

DAVID EBONY'S TOP TEN
by David Ebony
 3/27/98
John Chamberlain at PaceWildenstein, Raymond Saunders at Hunter College Gallery, Robert Greene at Robert Miller, Ricci Albenda at Andrew Kreps, Elizabeth Olbert at Caren Golden Fine Art, Mark Sheinkman at Thomas Healy, Elizabeth Cooper at the Roger Smith Gallery, Marco Lodola at Marisa del Re, Robert Cumming at Janet Borden, Jenifer Kobylarz at Edward Thorp.

KAREL APPEL: SCULPTURE WITHOUT A HERO
by Carlo McCormick
 3/24/98
At a midtown atrium, fearless fantasies of kitsch vulgarity.

JOHN WESLEY: MY FAVORITE PAINTINGS
by Paul Hasegawa-Overacker
 3/23/98
A survey of the sexy Pop painter, at Jessica Fredericks Gallery in New York.

RUDOLF STEINER
by Michael Brennan
 3/18/98
At Peter Blum in New York, teaching drawings by the great 20th-century mystic.

FOLK ART FANTASIA
by N. F. Karlins
 3/16/98
"Self-Taught Artists of the 20th Century: An American Anthology" at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

DONALD BAECHLER'S FLEURS DU MAL
by Saul Anton
 3/13/98
Dark anti-blooms that form an inverted constellation of black holes.

WES MILLS
by Michael Brennan
 3/11/98
Reticent drawings disclose the true power of steady focus.

ARTIST'S DIARY
by Robert Goldman
 3/9/98
Hands on the Web, Gen Art, Keith Edmier, "Super Freaks," Paul Morris, Peter Schuyff, 4 Walls, Richard Tuttle, more.

DITI ALMOG: PARTICULAR EVENTS
by Michael Brennan
 3/5/98
At both Marianne Boesky Gallery and Mitchell-Innes & Nash, abstract paintings that scale.

NEW YORK ABSTRACT
by Michael Brennan 3/2/98
Winston Roeth at Stark Gallery, Stefan Becker at Goethe House, Paul Feeley at Lawrence Markey, David Dupuis at White Columns.

ELLIOTT GREEN: GRAVITY AND FLOAT
by Paul H-O
 2/17/98
A vulgar attractiveness, a dose of idealism.

THE COTTINGLEY FAIRIES AND OTHER APPARITIONS
by Robert Mahoney
 2/13/98
A rent in the fabric of the real and shadowy presences of the dear departed.

LIZ DESCHENES AT BRONWYN KEENAN
by Michael Brennan
 2/13/98
A place of immersion and dissolution.

ARTIST'S DIARY
by Robert Goldman
 2/9/98
Visiting Petzel, Boesky, AC Project Room, Pat Hearn, Gagosian, American Fine Arts, the Time Cafe and PaceWildenstein in SoHo.

LETTER FROM FORT WORTH: TEUTON FOR TEXAS
by Ysabel de la Rosa
 2/6/98
Woman as earth and fire, via a Georg Baselitz retrospective at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. Plus more.

LETTER FROM BERLIN: 1997 IN REVIEW
by Mary E. Goldman
 2/6/98
Berlin's Art Forum, Krens' Deutsche Guggenheim, Libeskind's Jewish Museum, the Mitte Mecca, more.

JOHN MONTI: AMATORY BODIES
by Roger Boyce
 1/30/98
New sculpture that takes the body as its object.

THE BRITISH COULD DRAW
by N. F. Karlins
 1/30/98
For its winter exhibition, the Morgan Library shows three centuries of British drawings from its collection.

CRITIC'S NOTEBOOK: JANUARY IN MIAMI
by Lewis Kachur
 1/29/98
Two big art fairs, plus rock 'n' roll, Carlos Alfonso, Kenny Scharf, fashion at the beach and a Nicole Eisenman lesbian scandal.

INGO MELLER AT CHEIM & READ
by John Zinsser
 1/29/98
"Radical painting" that appears at the same time lushly expressive and coldly objective.

ARTIST'S DIARY
by Robert Goldman
 1/26/98
Tales of Peter Campus, Bonnie Collura, Maureen Connor, Michael Zwack, Franz Kline, Eric Fischl, Helen Marden, more.

DAVID EBONY'S TOP TEN
by David Ebony
 1/22/98
Markus Lüpertz at Knoedler and Michael Werner, John Monti at Elizabeth Harris, Robert Williams at Shafrazi, Arne Svenson at Julie Saul, Ellen K. Levy at Associated American Artists, Nicholas Micros at Trans Hudson, Alexander Ross at Feature, Elena Berriolo at Mary Barone, David Eckard at Kim Foster, Greg Payce at Nancy Margolis.

A CORNUCOPIA OF GOOD TASTE: THE 44TH WINTER ANTIQUES SHOW
by Fred Stern
 1/21/98
Delicious wares on offer from 72 exhibitors from around the globe.

INVASION OF THE GEEK GODDESSES
by Paul H-O
 1/21/98
The Japanese artist Bome crafts foot-high embodiments of adolescent heavy-metal fetish.

CHICAGO REPORT
by Victor M. Cassidy
 1/16/98
"Dot, Dash, X & Grid," ISEA '97, a controversial statue, more.

JAMES DALGLISH: INFINITE HARVEST
by Leslie Stuart Curtis
 1/13/98
New paintings that play expressionist abstraction against Caribbean rhythms.

NICK WAPLINGTON: SAFETY IN NUMBERS
by Carlo McCormick
 1/12/98
The tribalization of youth culture via a frenzy of photos.

LONDON FAIRY TALES
by N. F. Karlins
 1/8/98
Victorian Fairy Painting, the Pre-Raphaelites, Holbein and more.

LETTER FROM BONN: VIDEONALE-INTERMEZZO
by Rosanne Altstatt
 1/6/98
A report on the recent "CrossVideo" festival of interdisciplinary video art.


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