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: Pelham Press), unpaginated, 176 black and white photographs.


THE INVESTIGATION CENTERS ABOUT the attention given to Christ’s genitalia in Renaissance art, and the subsequent repression of the subject. Leo Steinberg’s writing is an almost mathematical achievement.

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