ROBERT SMITHSON, THE LAST ROMANTIC

        "I am a Modern artist dying of Modernism." Robert Smithson, 1961            (in a letter quoted by Thomas Crow) Robert Smithson: Spiral Jetty, 1970                    Developing the Negatives The death of Robert Smithson in a plane crash in 1973 was not only the loss of an important artist (and the art he … [Read more...]

VIRTUAL CHELSEA TOUR

      Touring Chelsea: Chelsea High Line Railroad, courtesy Friends of the High Line                 Why We Still Go to Galleries As I become more and more a denizen of the internet, the digital ether, I get nervous. Transformations are traumatic. And so I cling to past modes of perception. Is it my imagination, or is it really the case that the longer I am online, the stronger my need to experience … [Read more...]