THE GREAT REGRESSION
by Jerry Saltz
The fall art season has begun -- well after the purportedly cleansing end of the bubble -- with the Spirit of Stupidity, stalking us in the form of the well-meaning but misguided Dan Colen
. A few weeks ago, the New York Times
featured the artist, reporting that he caused an uproar in Berlin in 2006 by posting exhibition flyers that showed him nude with a tallis hanging from his erection. The would-be rabbi breathing life into this golem is superstar mega-dealer Larry Gagosian, who has given us stellar shows of Picasso
, but here seems intent on burning up his credibility on a display of dominion.