new-york

Charles Pollock, Sam Gilliam, Frank Viner, Mel Henderson, Neva Hansen, Gianni Colombo, Charles Frazier, Sidney Butchkes, Roy Colmer and Tal Streeter

A.M. Sachs Gallery

The A. M. Sachs Gallery opened in new quarters with a group of works representing lesser known or unaffiliated artists, selected by an impressive roster of collectors, critics and museum curators. Despite the prestige of those who helped put together the exhibit, the pieces were often disappointing, although the choices were hardly unexpected in terms of the tastes they reflected.

Clement Greenberg and Barbara Rose picked two color-field painters, echoes of the Louis and Noland methods not to be neglected. Greenberg’s choice was Charles Pollock, whose ochre stained canvas is inflected with navy blue, lavender, and pink vertical bands, the edges bleeding slightly into each other—a well made, though not terribly exciting work. Sam Gilliam’s small vertical panel, soaked with liquid washes of deep blues and greens was Miss Rose’s selection. Pop advocate Lucy Lippard surprised no one with Frank

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