The Life and Times Of Richard Nixon
Last winter, I kvetched when Frank Stout lampooned Richard Nixon by including him in one of his signature conventioneer paintings. This fall, I’m kvelling over Philip Guston’s Poor Richard, a series of pen-and-ink drawings from 1971 that chronicle the late President’s life, times, machinations and foibles.
The recent death of any individual is likely to put their life and achievement into high and not necessarily lucid relief loss can breed hyperbole. So, I wonder, was the astonishment I experienced while attending the memorial retrospective of paintings by Jacob Lawrence, currently on view at DC Moore Gallery, intensified by the artist’s death Read More