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A gallery assistant at Perry Rubenstein, having just finished a performance of The Perfect Kiss, by James Lee Byars
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REFLECTED GLORY
by Ben Davis


The current James Lee Byars bonanza, "The Rest is Silence," organized by the artistís curatorial champion Klaus Ottmann and occupying six far-flung galleries both in Chelsea and on the East Side through June 20, 2006, is New Yorkís most thorough survey to date of the late American artistís minimalist, mystical work, coming fast on the heels of the rather modest exhibition at the Whitney in 2005 (itself just a sampling of the much larger retrospective mounted in Europe).

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