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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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(About Death) Thinking (Canaanite Figurine)

What’s on this Canaanite fellow’s mind? The main body of the decorative figurine is formed out of the neck of a Bronze Age pottery jug, to which the arms, legs, and head were added. He’s almost 4,000 years old, uncovered at … Continue reading

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(Lost and Adrift) Sleepwalker (Tony Matelli)

Even as we now speak, Tony Matelli’s Sleepwalker  (2014) is making his way up and down the Highline as part of a group show. I passed him by without even noticing, and then turned, startled. I saw him the day … Continue reading

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Floating Space Modulators (László Moholy-Nagy)

The Moholy-Nagy paintings were pretty cool, but nothing beats the hanging and standing plexiglass sculptures at the recently closed Moholy-Nagy show at the Guggenheim. You get something of the idea in his Vision in Motion (1947). Moholy-Nagy (pronounced Mohly-Naagh) describes … Continue reading

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Zohar & American Judaism (Symbols & Modernist Sculptural Models in Mid-Century Jewish Thought)  

[Henry Moore with plaster for Reclining Figure: External Form 1953-54] I thought teaching a Zohar seminar and an American Judaism seminar was going to be a strange combination, a bit of a stretch, and it is, but it’s not, or … Continue reading

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