Seek My Face , by John Updike. Alfred A. Knopf, 288 pages, $23.
The premise of Seek My Face is clean and powerful, like a canvas by Barnett Newman: An old woman, a painter who has lived a full life (three husbands, among them two “men of genius”), is being interviewed by a young Read More
Dear Reader: Perhaps, like myself, you have noticed that there is a tendency among critics and historians of art to become enamored of their own formulations. In response to certain developments in contemporary art, there is an understandable eagerness among the more intellectually ambitious of these writers to come up with a pithy phrase or Read More
The first thing to be said about the oddly named show called People , which is currently on view at the Museum of Modern Art, is that it is not to be missed. This is the opening installment of the three-part Modern Starts (or, as the museum insists on printing it, “modern starts “) survey Read More