GOOD OLD BOYS
by Alexandra Anderson-Spivy
Some values are eternal, despite the gyrations of the economy. In the contemporary art world, this truism is represented by the handful of art stars who can be depended on to deliver the goods, year in and year out. This fall has seen shows by Philip Guston and David Hockney, both of which garnered praises in these pages from Charlie Finch [see "Guston’s Finger Puppets
" and "A Walk in the Woods
"]. Also on view in New York galleries: major exhibitions of new works by Richard Serra and Red Grooms; a survey of light installations by Dan Flavin; and a show featuring new paintings by Philip Pearlstein paired with works by the late abstractionist Al Held.