PRINT December 2009

Scott Rothkopf


1 New York gallery flashback Markets of all kinds got a bad rap this year, but New York’s galleries bucked the broadsides with historical shows of such quality and focus they gave local museums a run for their dwindling money. The lion’s share of attention went to well-deserving surveys like “Manzoni: A Retrospective” at Gagosian Gallery and “Zero in New York” at Sperone Westwater, but discerning smaller exhibitions abounded. L & M Arts presented “John Chamberlain: Early Years” and the exquisite “Philip Guston 1954–58,” which served as a welcome counterbalance to the recent privileging of the artist’s later cartoonish output. Mitchell-Innes & Nash brushed the cobwebs off the underestimated Allan D’Arcangelo and off marvelously encrusted Leon Kossoffs from the ’50s and ’60s, while Paula Cooper mounted a stately précis of David Novros’s early work. There was a gorgeous selection

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