Tag Archives: Hirshorn Museum

Wear your manifesto with pride

Gee whiz. There’s one manifesto that I’m a huge admirer of: Roxy Music’s album from 1979. An unenthused Greil Marcus found okay “moments” that are better than many records, but still found they “…add up to little” (he always liked Eno better.) I think it’s funky, sleek, listenable power pop. It has narrative peaks and valleys. Lovely formal dynamics, sonic …

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Hybrid Sculpture, Disciplined Form

SUMMARY: Nancy Graves has taken her sculpture past her initial success with camels. Her work features an uncanny ability to meld disparate materials decisively. She clearly has a superb eye and an inventive mind: Only an adherence to American modernism holds her back. Colorful, budding bronzes bloom in the sculpture garden of the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington. Sprouting fans and …

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