2021

New York Times

3 Art Gallery Shows to See Right Now

by Jillian Steinhauer | 23 June 2021

‘In the end, there’s something delightfully, fundamentally, and almost quaintly human about these scenes dedicated to our abjection.’

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La liberté de l’étalon 1972-1977 Painted cage, artificial soil, cotton, plastic, polyester, resin, string 45.8 x 34 x 20.3 cm / 18 x 13 3/8 x 8 in Photo: Pierre Le Hors

Wallpaper*

Mark Bradford’s epic show will put Hauser & Wirth Menorca on the map

by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp | 19 June 2021

‘Bradford’s paintings, larger than mere wall maps, vibrate with criss-crossed gestures that simulate the energy and urgency of global matters. ‘With everything that I was experiencing and especially with the protests and the much-needed conversations around race in this country, I chose a map that said for the first time, America’.’

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Portrait of Mark Bradford, 2021. Photo: Max Farago

Financial Times

A global moment for Frank Bowling — and for Black art

by Jackie Wullschläger | 7 June 2021

‘Like many artists in old age, Bowling is painting memory — an art forged from the personal, but avoiding the stridency or obviousness of identity politics, and speaking the more eloquently to the wide world’

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Portrait of Sir Frank Bowling, 2020. Photo: Sacha Bowling

The Times Saturday Review

Pete Townshend: I’ll never forget my wild mentor — the man who made me smash guitars

by Will Hodgkinson | 5 June 2021

‘Gustav was a genuine activist, a disciple of his own manifesto, and he was looking at the fact that everything we do as artists is destructive’

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Gustav Metzger, Untitled, 1958-59, Gouache on paper, 63 x 43 cm / 24 ¾ x 16 7/8 in © The Estate of Gustav Metzger and The Gustav Metzger Foundation Photo: Theo Niderost

The New York Times

Louise Bourgeois Shares Her Deepest Secrets

by Hilarie M. Sheets | 19 May 2021

‘Writings by the artist, exhibited for the first time in the United States, reveal the psychological trauma that fueled her creativity.’

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Louise Bourgeois, Passage Dangereux, 1997 © The Easton Foundation/Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY, Private Collection, Photo: Peter Bellamy

The Brooklyn Rail

David Smith: Follow My Path

by Jonathan Goodman | 1 May 2021

‘The tension between recognizable form and nonobjective insight develops beautifully in this show, whose offerings amount to a miniature retrospective of one of America’s best artists.’

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Installation view, ‘David Smith. Follow My Path,’ Hauser & Wirth New York, 69th Street, 2021. Courtesy the Estate of David Smith © 2021 The Estate of David Smith / Licensed by VAGA at Artists Rights Society (ARS), NY

The Guardian

‘I don’t want to fake the funk’- Henry Taylor, the painter of Black American life

by Lanre Bakare | 31 March 2021

‘Taylor's interest in people goes way beyond them as subjects’, writes Lanre Bakare for The Guardian, ‘the emotion is understandable when you consider Taylor's journey to this point’.

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Henry Taylor, 2020 Photo: Fredrik Nilsen

Los Angeles Times

How Amy Sherald’s paintings capture the spectacularly mundane moments of Black life

by Makeda Easter | 31 March 2021

‘Sherald sees her work representing the ‘dash’ of life, the in-between moments of everyday living.’

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Photo: Fredrik Nilsen Studio
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