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View of “Matt Keegan,” 2011.

Matt Keegan

D’Amelio Terras

View of “Matt Keegan,” 2011.

Titling his recent exhibition for Milton Glaser’s iconic I♥NY logo but replacing the original’s stylized heart with a stylized apple, Matt Keegan framed the show as a tribute—albeit a periodically ambivalent one—to the city. In an interview that takes the place of a press release, Keegan grills the veteran designer about, among other things, his negotiation of the myriad changes that New York has undergone in the course of Glaser’s lengthy career. The designer is philosophical, admitting that times are still tough for many, but finally sides with his hometown: “It’s hard for me to imagine living in any other place. I would not do that by choice.” A similar blend of criticism and affection, both characteristic of the insider, epitomizes Keegan’s take.

The greater part of the show was occupied by groups of small color photographs attached with magnets to a band of thin,

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