PRINT December 1984


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.

Kynaston McShine, An International Survey Of Recent Painting And Sculpture (New York: The Museum of Modern Art), 364 pp., 700 black and white illustrations.


A SWANK PRODUCTION THAT screams it’s a book and not a catalogue. A coffee table number replete with

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