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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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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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Bright Color Impacted in the Dark (Alexi Jawlensky & the Mystical in Art)

Russian born Alexei Jawlensky (pronounced Yavlensky) gets almost no respect in much of the critical literature, including the ones for the recent show of his work at the Neue Gallerie in New York. Generally his work is considered derivative in … Continue reading

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(Impossible) Geometrical Gnosis (Paul Klee)

From 1932, Paul Klee’s Two Ways (Zwei Gänge) was bought by the museum and is now on view at Visionaries: Making a Modern Guggenheim. Klee is most famous for his quirky figurative paintings, less so for more abstract works such … Continue reading

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Abstract World (Paul Klee) (Horizon, Zenith, and Atmosphere)

This image by Paul Klee, Horizon, Zenith, and Atmosphere (DATE) is now on view at Visionaries: Creating a Modern Guggenheim. Klee’s extraterrestrial figures tend to be drawn from more down to earth perspectives that shadow our own. This picture takes … Continue reading

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Paul Klee and “the Spiritual in Art” (Dance You Monster to My Soft Song!)

Dance You Monster to My Soft Song! enjoys an exclamation point at the end of the title, at once stern and genial. Less famous than his cousin Angelus Novus, this funny little monster from 1922 by Paul Klee has none of the bathos … Continue reading

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