Below is this year’s round up from Freize New York art fair. You will find the culture scene choked with “best ofs” on the New York fairs this week. My bias on art fairs continues to fall on what i like in painting – as the years move on it has developed to where the dialog is at present. I consistently find myself drawn to Belgian, Israeli and Asian influences in Western dialog. You could say that is underscored by my professional forays into international contemporary art but it’s been long noted that my aesthetic preference skews towards minimal, analogous colors, evident material, human and beautiful. There will be examples that fall outside that criteria. I’m a complicated animal.
I’ve supplied what notes I could, but my notes got corrupted in transfer to my laptop so please forgive where notes are thin.
Among his less savory qualities, he's a poor sport, a sore loser and ill fitted for honest labor. He makes bad friends and worse decisions. Animals avoid him and children despise him. He's been known to drink to excess, carry on with seditious talk and leer at women. He's a coward, a card cheat and a known liar.
Mrs. Call's second grade class said perhaps all that needed to be said about Larsen.In a moment of vindication and possibly clarity, Call would add to Larsen's permanent record that he was a bit of a dreamer and that Larsen was "an excellent student but his grades trailed off in the final semester."True, Larsen was filled with promise and saddled as starry-eyed but one can't help but notice that Call's inability to chisel this raffish diamond-in-rough wasn't also a clerical trick to distance herself from the responsibility of the 'Nurture' debate.She also said he was "prompt".She wasn't wrong.