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Monday, January 15, 2007

Going? Soon Gone

His influences have included Japanese calligraphy, Greeks myths, and even French bricklayers. Today is the last day of the Brice Marden retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art. Since the show opened, there's been nonstop press coverage of the exhibit and the artist--all rave reviews and glowing profiles. The most striking aspect about Marden's works for me is the color. You need to see these paintings with your own eyes because no reproduction can capture these tones and subtle color shifts. I was more taken with his early monochromatic work than his now signature squiggly-style paintings, which, nevertheless, are still entrancing.