Adam Lindemann revives ailing art careers with his tears. Adam Lindemann once brought Marcel Duchamp back from the dead, just to beat him at chess. With his polo mallet. Adam Lindemann…well, you get the idea. Lately, the jet setting art writer has been pounding life into the staid blue chip art scene, from stripping his Madison Avenue space down to cement and drywall to planning an exhibit of Betty Tompkins’ porn paintings at Art Basel Miami.
Betty Tompkins started making fuck paintings in the late 60s, from her first husband’s porn collection, partly in response to what she saw as a complete lack of engagement in the work on the Upper East Side. (We also know her as a frequent commenter on Jerry Saltz’s facebook page). Since, she’s been making work which few galleries have been bold enough to display. She’s painted masturbation, vaginas with cows grazing, and dicks larger than the human head. She’s painted two cocks at the same time. She’s painted dicks in the butt. She’s painted a vagina like a soft, glowing peach. She’s done it all. Lindemann will present her works on paper from 1969-2010. The show is called “FUCK.”