Nicholas A. Moufarrege

  • An International Survey of Recent Painting and Sculpture, Art Dealers, and Jedd Garet

    WE WAITED SEVERAL MONTHS after the exhibition’s opening to get the catalogue for “An International Survey of Recent Painting and Sculpture,” the show that marked the reopening of MoMA last spring. The tentative rumor that Kynaston McShine, curator of the exhibition, might have a viable defense of his blatant fiasco is now allayed. His statement is as processed as the show. And in an odd way the catalogue serves a purpose: it acts as a coffin and puts the show to rest. But since the exhibition was dead before it even opened.all the coffin holds is a couple of bones. Stick it in your aquarium.

  • London in the Thirties, The Sexuality of Christ in Renaissance Art and in Modern Oblivion, and Untitled '84

    CASUAL, FAST, AND LOOSE. A picture book of snapshots of artists, dealers, and critics, some of which end up being unusually revealing. Flip through the pages and have fun figuring out the criteria used for inclusion and for the layout. The paper is cheap newsprint and the book is full of typographical errors, the best of which leads to an “errata”: “JUDY RIFKA is the woman with the mouse on her face and not JENNY HOLZER!”. This and the beefcake cover could make it a cult collectible.

    Roland Hagenberg, Untitled ’84: The Artworld In The Eighties, introduction by Robert Pincus-Witten /9New York: