New York

Andy Warhol

Leo Castelli Gallery

There once was a time when Andy Warhol was producing what was undoubtedly some of the most important art in New York. But that was quite a while ago. In recent years his shows have been increasingly disappointing and this latest is the most disappointing yet. It is beginning to look as though Warhol has hit the bottom. There is an awful desperation in his search for new images, and in his reuse of old ones. The “Myths” should have been a good series, but in the end it looked lazy; it looked as though gaps were being filled in. The “Reversals” had that same quality—little more than a footnote to earlier work. There was a new drama, certainly, but it was simply a drama of presentation. The work was handsome, but nothing more. And now, “Dollar Signs,” an overlarge reprise of what was essentially a one-line joke anyway.

The original dollar-bill paintings were funny. The joke was a cynical one,

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