Smith loves Marden, pass it on

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Brice Marden
Brice Marden. A detail from “The Propitious Garden of Plane Image, Third Version,” 2000-2006. Private Collection/Artists Right Society, New York. Photo courtesy, NY Times.

OK, so maybe you have to see them in person. Roberta Smith raves about Brice Marden‘s paintings and about his steady course working towards abstract-representation. He’s the Jesus Christ of painting? I’m reserving judgment until I see the works up close.

But, here’s news: Did you see that Smith’s review was on the front page of the NY Times online edition last night?? Well, it was a refer actually, as all the stories are, but they ran a large Marden image smack dab in the middle of the page and a link to Smith’s review. An art review, front page — not bad!!

“Brice Marden: A Retrospective of Paintings and Drawings” continues through Jan. 15 at the Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53rd Street; (212) 708-9400.

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