• Mythic Proportions: Painting in the Eighties

    Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami
    770 NE 125th Street
    February 16–May 13, 2001

    A decade after the decade came to an end, a show of ’80s painting. And jeez, that title. And the press release: “These painters believed in the myth of originality and the individual. . . .They became legendary personalities.” I wonder what Sherrie Levine and even David Salle think about holding hands under that umbrella. Even so, I’d happily look at Levine’s paintings again, and the show, curated by museum director Bonnie Clearwater, will also include artists as different as Jean-Michel Basquiat and Gerhard Richter, Elizabeth Murray and Georg Baselitz—a healthy range of Americans and Europeans, thinkers and feelers, the good, the bad, and the cheesy. Feb. 16-May 13.

    David Frankel