Thursday, July 17, 2008
another summer show
Yes, these summer group shows can be taxing to get through. This one, at Marlborough Chelsea ( 545 W. 25th St. nyc ) was probably not my favorite, but I did get a chuckle from this sculpture by Manolo Valdez, one of their artists whom I know nothing whatsoever about. Do you recognize it? You saw this image in ads for the "Girls" show of early Roy Lichtenstein works this spring, which you loved, if you went to see it. Yes, it is an exact re-working ( in bronze, no less! ) of that beachball- brandishing blonde who seemed to distill the essence of play in Roy's early sixties masterpiece.