Sunday, January 31, 2010

Are New York art galleries turning into Museums?

Peter Alexander, Green Wedge, 1969
Walking around Chelsea last week,
one could see at least 3 museums shows in as many galleries.
at David Zwirner, a fantastic exhibition of 60's California Minimalism
with works I'd never seen before, like Craig Kaufmann's Untitled (sic)
seminal pieces by James Turrell

in spaces that totally blur the line between museum and commercial gallery

at Gladstone, never seen so many of Alighiero e Boetti's maps in a single room

even though the over-precious guard did not really allow for photos
meanwhile uptown at Hauser & Wirth, Ida Applebroog
follows equally museum level exhibitions of Alan Kaprow and Paul McCarthy

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