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Five One Liners

1. Pollock, de Kooning et al at the Jewish Museum:

All the giants are here, sleeping (wide awake)—is that Frank O. sneaking ciggies out back?

2. Murakami at the Brooklyn Museum:

If the Rail paid better I could afford one of these bags.

3. Courbet at the Met:

O desperate, brilliant Sensualist; O headphoned, docile Masses; O Smut!

4. Flavin at Zwirner & Wirth:

Rainy Tuesday morning, new leaves shivering, Björk’s “Possibly Maybe”: Pink vertical, sideways green, diagonal ecstasy.

5. Hirst at the Met:


Claudia La Rocco

CLAUDIA LA ROCCO writes about performance for the New York Times and is the founder of, which won a 2011 Arts Writers Grant. She is a member of Off The Park press, where she is editing an anthology of poems by painters. She is on the faculty of the School of Visual Art's graduate program in Art Criticism and Writing.


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MAY 2008

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