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December 2014

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Richard Pousette-Dart at Pace

Pousette-Dart was the youngest of the big AbEx painters.  As such, he was able to live beyond the gravity of the hype and take that manic and energetic (action) painting and retreat into a sort of existential minimalism.  Pace Gallery, in one of its many Chelsea galleries, has created an…
E. Tage Larsen
December 16, 2014
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Theodore Rousseau at The Morgan Library

Went to the Morgan Library for a final visit at the Rousseau show again.  Snuck some photos for humanity's sake.  Details to follow if I get a copy of the catalog before the cease-and-desist letters pour in. Rousseau is one of my favorites.  He's a contemporary of Corot's and a…
E. Tage Larsen
December 16, 2014
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12 Days of Cary Grant, 2014

Every December I go on a Cary Grant binge.  There are a number of reasons for this but mostly because it makes me happy and they are tremendous movies.  Doing so at the onset of the holiday rush helps to frame the season for me: with a dash of élan,…
E. Tage Larsen
December 1, 2014