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The Cult of Jeff Koons by Jed Perl

Imagine the Jeff Koons retrospective at the Whitney Museum of American Art as the perfect storm. And at the center of the perfect storm there is a perfect vacuum. 4,246 more words

Jed Perl

Edward Hopper & Photography: Whitney Museum of American Art

Imagine a city filled with overwhelming stillness, where lone figures wait ambiguously in deserted diners
, streets are lifeless and not a word is exchanged. This is no thriller but rather, how American realist Edward Hopper chose to capture the New York City of the 20th century – images at odds with the bustle and speed of his time, yet perhaps perfectly in tune with its underlying psychological resonance. 688 more words