New York

Rosemarie Trockel

Gladstone Gallery | West 21st St

“You want to provoke me? You virtually ask for this.” Thundering verbal abuse, the interrogator kicks her victim to the floor. “You are getting on my nerves, darling. You better watch it. Get up. Let’s try it again. Tell me the name of the best artist.”

“Sylvie Fleury? You make my blood boil.” “Johns? You damn fool. You are playing with fire.” “Koons? You are risking your life, darling. Do you conspire against me? We are not playing. It’s real. You must be suffering from delusions of grandeur. Be a nice girl and we try this whole thing again. Who is the best artist?”

“Trockel? You hit the jackpot. You hit the jackpot. Like crazy!” Even the “truth” that the interrogator is determined to coerce from and beat into her victim brings no end to this nightmarish ordeal. “Again. The best. The best artist.” “Kabakov? I’m lost. I’m really lost. I give up,” the interrogator exclaims in disgust as the

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