Saturday, October 13, 2018

Endless Enigma

Endless Enigma. Eight Centuries of Fantastic Art. David Zwirner Gallery.
I usually find the shows here a mixed bag of marvelous and lousy, happily if you stick with this large museum quality show you should find much to like. The exhibition takes up two floors at the 20th street space and its by and large a nice eye full until you get to the "contemporary" stuff that is mostly crap. I'm sorry but Lisa Yuskavage, Robert Gober, Polke and Sherrie Levine pale and fade when placed next to the likes of Leonor Fini, Ernst, Klee, de Chirico, Cornell, Dore, Ensor Masson, Moreau ,Titian, Redon and many others. Happily the here and now, the flavors of the moment are kept to a whisper and its the screams from the past that will and should make you swoon. The contemporary follower of Hieronymus bosch with his own "Garden of Earthy Delights is a standout. On view until October 27th.
Endless Enigma: Eight Centuries of Fantastic Art Press Release Location 537 West 20th Street New York Dates September 12—October 27, 2018 David Zwirner is pleased to present Endless Enigma: Eight Centuries of Fantastic Art, a thematic exhibition spanning two floors of the gallery’s West 20th Str...


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