Monday, December 7, 2009
Art Smith @ Brooklyn Museum
Many glorious things were seen & considered this past saturday, when I remembered to go to the late-nite, free, first saturday of every month bash at Brooklyn Museum. Unknown to me was this modernist artist (1917-1982) who had his workshop on Cornelia, then on West 4th streets in Greenwich Village. As always, the photos are the best I could come up with under the circumstances. Most of the pieces are in sterling, some with stones. Design feels related to biomorphic abstraction - I'm thinking Arp, Klee, maybe Gorky. I liked seeing pages of sketches and some of his tools.