PRINT January 2005




To the Editor:

David Rimanelli was displeased with my exhibition “Disparities and Deformations: Our Grotesque” and has pronounced it “a bore” [Reviews, November 2004]. I am sorry. Besides that, there is little else I can say except that it seems he is easily bored.

Nor will I dwell on several ad hominem remarks that are scattered throughout his review—for example, in the space of three sentences I am characterized as an “intellectual populist,” “a master politician,” and “the don of his own Mafia.” I will, however, gratefully acknowledge that despite all my flaws Rimanelli does write that “the show is [italics are his] well curated.” Moreover, I appreciate the fact that he is also gracious enough to say that, unlike so many “festivalist” shows of late, mine actually has a coherent theme and that “Storr delivers his thesis clearly and persistently.” And he does mention liking

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