New York

Jack Goldstein

Mitchell-Innes & Nash/Metro Pictures

Around the turn of the millennium, as a widespread reappraisal of the art of Jack Goldstein (1945–2003) got underway—perhaps prompted by the 2001 re-creation at New York’s Artists Space of the seminal 1977 show “Pictures,” in which Goldstein appeared alongside Troy Brauntuch, Sherrie Levine, Robert Longo, and Philip Smith—his work seemed suddenly to be everywhere, but it was rarely all together in one place. For those who didn’t make it to his 2002 retrospective at Le Magasin in Grenoble, a concurrent pair of recent New York shows offered the next best thing—a chance to compare significant portions of his oeuvre across time and media, albeit at two different galleries.

At Mitchell-Innes & Nash, a suite of Goldstein’s seven-inch sound-effects records were on view along with several of his paintings from the early ’80s and ten of his short sixteen-millimeter films dating from the mid- to

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