Monday, February 26, 2007

I like Peter Schjeldahl even more now


He writes a review in The New Yorker on the Jef Wall show at MoMA. Some highlights for me:
  • It suggests less a career than a case history
  • it is regularly beset by mixed, toilsome aims
  • A lot of preachily condescending work resulted, and Wall was not exempt.
  • quotation marks set in quotation marks, and, if we detect the odd quotation from a quotational painting by Manet, we may go straight to the head of the class. If you like this type of heady gaming, good luck. It exasperates me.
  • It is a fine photograph.

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