PRINT December 1998

Lisa Liebmann

1. ALEX KATZ (P.S. 1, New York; Saatchi Gallery, London) It’s been a big, big year for the hep-Katz. A formidable retrospective of his landscapes at P.S. 1 this spring lent support to the notion that there are more than four seasons; and a display last winter at the Saatchi Gallery—twenty-six big-to-huge canvases in all genres from 1972 to 1996—was one of the most spectacularly scenic painting installations this viewer has seen.

2. JORGE PARDO (Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles) His covered lakeside pier was a lovely place in which to while away a rainstorm two summers ago in Münster, but the 3,000-square-foot redwood-clad house he’s built on a tight hillside lot in the Mount Washington area of Los Angeles would be the place to hang your hat if Pardo weren’t planning to live there himself. Realized in a cannily fresh-looking ur-idiom of late modernist styles, in particular

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