Writings by David Cohen

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Robert Gober at Matthew Marks Gallery


RECRUCIFYING THE STARR REPORT Until April 23 523 W. 24th Street, between Tenth Avenue and West Street, 212-243-0200   At the ecclesiastical-sounding Matthew Marks Gallery, everything is set up like a church. A nave of sepulchral objects leads the eye directly to a high altar, dominated by a crucifix. This is flanked by a pair…


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Wayne Thiebaud: High Cholesterol Nonedibles


“Wayne Thiebaud: Since 1962: A Survey” through May 27, 2005 Allan Stone Gallery 113 East 90th Street, New York, 212 987 4997. A version of this article first appeared in the New York Sun, April 7, 2005 There is a legend concerning the art critic Roger Fry that as a young man traveling in Italy he would…


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Eric Fischl at Mary Boone, Marlene Dumas at Zwirner & Wirth


Eric Fischl at Mary Boone through until April 23 (541 W. 24th Street, between Tenth and Eleventh Avenues, 212-752-2929) Marlene Dumas at Zwirner & Wirth until April 23 (32 E. 69th Street, between Madison and Park Avenues, 212-517-8677) MAKING MOVIES IN THE BEDROOM In March 2002 Eric Fischl was let loose in Mies van der…


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Anthony Caro at Mitchell-Innes & Nash


“Anthony Caro: Painted Sculpture” at Mitchell-Innes & Nash until February 6 1018 Madison Avenue between 78th and 79th Streets, 212-744-7400 You could call Sir Anthony Caro the Madonna of sculpture. However irreverent to recall the Pop diva in relation to so high-minded a modernist as Mr. Caro, the sculptor shares with the entertainer a protean…


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Robert Ryman at PaceWildenstein and Milton Avery at Knoedler & Co


Robert Ryman PaceWildenstein until January 8 (534 W. 25th Street, between Tenth and Eleventh Avenues, 212-929-7000). Milton Avery: Onrushing Waves Knoedler & Company until January 29 (19 E. 70th Street, between Madison and Fifth Avenues, 212-794-0550). Just as representation alters the way we view reality, abstraction has the same effect on representation itself: it has…


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David Reed at Max Protetch, Garth Evans at Lori Bookstein, Lisa Hoke at Elizabeth Harris, Alfred Leslie at Allan Stone


“David Reed” at Max Protetch until December 23 (511 W. 22 Street between 10th & 11th Avenues, 212-633-6999). “Garth Evans, Watercolors” at Lori Bookstein until January 7 (37 W. 57th Street, 212-750-0949). “Lisa Hoke: The Gravity of Color” at Elizabeth Harris until December 23 (529 W. 20th Street between 10th & 11th Avenues, 212-463-9666). “Alfred…


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de Kooning: An American Master by Mark Stevens & Annalyn Swan


“de Kooning: An American Master” By Mark Stevens & Annalyn Swan Knopf, 2004 752 pages, $35 With typical existentialist panache, Francis Bacon coined the phrase “exhilarated despair,” an oxymoron that rings true for Willem de Kooning, whom Bacon admired. Not so much for his work, necessarily, which runs the gamut of emotions and sensations (although…


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Susan Rothenberg at Sperone Westwater


s”Susan Rothenberg, Drawings 1974-2004″ through through 18 December, 2004 at Sperone Westwater, 415 West 13 Street, New York A version of this article first appeared in the New York Sun, November 25, 2004 Susan Rothenberg’s champions have a problem which mere casual admirers like myself can easily avoid.  To us, she is a capable, sensitive expressionist…


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Bendix Harms at Anton Kern Gallery, Richard Bosman at Elizabeth Harris, Carroll Dunham at Gladstone Gallery


“Bendix Harms” at Anton Kern Gallery until December 4 (532 W. 20th Street, between Tenth and Eleventh Avenues, 212-367-9663) “Richard Bosman” at Elizabeth Harris Gallery until November 13 (529 W. 20th Street between Tenth and Eleventh Avenues, 212-463-9666) “Carroll Dunham” at Gladstone Gallery until December 4 (515 W. 24th Street, between Tenth and Eleventh, 212-206-9300…


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Richmond Burton at Cheim & Read, Hunt Slonem: Recent Work at Marlborough Chelsea, Reed Danzinger at McKenzie Fine Art


Richmond Burton at Cheim & Read through October 23 (547 W 25 Street, between 10th and 11th Avenues, 212 242 7727) Hunt Slonem: Recent Work at Marlborough Chelsea through October 23 (211 West 19 Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues, 212 463 8634) Reed Danzinger at McKenzie Fine Art through October 9 (511 W 25…