On Art and Florid Prose

by Art Fag City on May 19, 2008 Events

Elizabeth Peyton, Pati at Home, 2007-2008, oil on linen over board, 9 x 7 inches. Image copyright Gavin Brown Enterprises.

Without clicking on the links, guess who wrote the following quotes recently:

Yet Peyton's lavender, lilac, and crimson love letters to the age of innocence are finally reflecting the age of experience. Her deft brushwork and starry-eyed doting are still in evidence, but her color has darkened and her gaze is less moony. Link

Sussman brings you to the place where science, beauty, and eternity meet. Link

If you correctly named Jerry Saltz you either read him regularly and remembered the reviews, or he’s the only critic you know, and therefore attached his name to these uncharacteristically florid prose. For the record, I don’t disagree with either opinion, I’m simply pointing out the new penchant for girl movie posters blurbs.

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