by Walter Robinson
Last week started off with a bang at the Museum of Modern Art
press preview for "De Kooning
: A Retrospective," when New Republic
art critic Jed Perl
blew his top at the press officer who didn't have a complimentary copy of the catalogue for him. "I'm one of a handful of critics writing for a national magazine, and I must have that catalogue immediately," he said, in a surprising display of temper.