How to Look at Modern Art in America
“He had amazing ability to deeply offend friends and keep the friendship,” Storr commented at the gallery last weekend.At a time when various New York abstractionists were starting to make money, some people saw the cartoons as a product of sour grapes. But that wasn’t the case, Storr stresses. Rather, Reinhardt’s cartoons are warning salvos aimed at posers who might sully the purity of art. And that is what links them to the paintings: both are the product of the artist’s unapologetic, unswerving esthetic and ethical code.David Zwirner, here is a link to his gallery talk.
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