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Red Rose Pink Laminated Glass (Pacific Red II) (Larry Bell)

These cubes are made of laminated glass. I didn’t get much of a chance to look at Pacific Red II (2017)at eye level, but viewed from above up from the balconies at the Whitney allows one to look inside the … Continue reading

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(Waxy) Three American Flags (Jasper Johns)

Perhaps because the image is by now so familiar, iconic in its own right, that I never quite got Jasper Johns’ famous Three Flags (1958). I do not believe, as per the wall text, that the painting/construction shifts emphasis from … Continue reading

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Blizzard (Alexander Calder)

The point of the show at the Whitney is to put all these Calders into motion, to activate these abstract bodies. Alas, we arrived too late in the afternoon for that, but you can see the effects here at the … Continue reading

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Immortal Body at Rest in an Ancient Chinese Techno Case

Undoing the mortal coil, here’s a little something for the Transhumanists. Lying as if suspended in the inside darkness of a tomb, the intricate layering of encasing jade plaques has the power to protect and to transform the body and … Continue reading

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(Vital Forms) Art Swarms (East Harlem)

Some of the best art in New York City is  up around and about in East Harlem from two separate but I imagine closely related projects, the East Harlem Monument Art Project  (2015) (here) and Los Murals Hablan Project (here)  (2013). Their … Continue reading

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The Future of Subway Art (2nd Avenue Line)

Public art is in many ways more interesting than art in the galleries and museums. A case in point is the new 2nd Avenue subway line (the Q line) opened in January of this month. It’s actually not much of … Continue reading

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Christa, and Queer and Other Icons at St John the Divine

I went too late to see the Christa Project: Manifesting Divine Bodies on view at St John the Divine. But Christa is still up there, installed over the altar, as well as these other icons. About the Christa image as a … Continue reading

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