Dr. Preston March 8, 2013 at 1:16 am

Appreciate the effort put into this post. Thanks.

Paddy Johnson March 8, 2013 at 10:38 am

For the record, I like that Snowman. It’s an absurd, humorous piece by Tony Tasset, and I think a lot of that would be lost at Scope, where earnestness plagues the art work. Also, this piece gets more absurd the more expensive it gets, so I think that’s another point for the context of the Armory.

Andrew Ehrenworth March 8, 2013 at 10:28 pm

The snowman made me laugh b/c a) it was snowing outside the day I saw it, and b) pretty much everyone’s first sculpture is…a really bad snowman. Great post AFC, again.

Paddy Johnson March 8, 2013 at 10:49 am

Oh, one other note: Those Nathalie Franks are a strange departure from her earlier work, which was representational. One of her more famous paintings:


They aren’t all that good, but I like that one better than the Bacon ones. They feel a little too similar to Bacon imo, and I don’t think the integration of different surfaces worked that well on the larger work.

Robin Peckham March 8, 2013 at 11:50 am

I’m dying to know where you found that dolphin head sculpture.

Corinna Kirsch March 8, 2013 at 12:14 pm

The Dolphin heads come from Romanian (and L.A.-based gallery) Nicodim. They’re probably the best thing to photo bomb.

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