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October 2017

Hermann Nitsch’s Imitatio Christi by Donald Kuspit

Hermann Nitsch is an Austrian performance artist, in this exhibition performing with paint—making what he calls Schuttbilder—the 75th one, a seemingly endless group of paintings—but he’s better known for his performances in his Orgien Mysterien Theater, where animal blood and guts, along with naked...
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September 2017

Hermann Nitsch Review on ArteFuse

Kate Menard reviewed the Hermann Nitsch show on ArteFuse, 75th Painting Action is dominated by red, but it is oil, not blood, which covers its canvases. Cacophonous chords fill the room. Out of eyesight upon first entering, a video of the 75th Painting Action...
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June 2017

Sandro Chia Reviewed on Artcritical

Artcritical takes a critical look at the Sandro Chia Spring show. Writer Nicola Stephanie writes: “In this sense, Chia can be seen to propose a sort of vision quest. Reiterations of looking and the remaking of representation are offered as a pathway, he seems to...
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May 2017

Hyperallergic Reviews Entang Wiharso

Seph Rodney reviews Entang Wiharso “Promising Land” on Hyperallergic. Here is an excerpt: There’s something rightly inscrutable about Entang Wiharso’s “Double Protection” (2015), on display at Marc Straus. The figurative graphite sculpture points to a kind of intimacy between two figures I can glimpse...
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April 2017

Art In America Reviews Sandro Chia

In their May 2017 issue, Art In America reviews Sandro Chia’s inaugural exhibition at the gallery. Art critic David Ebony writes: “Based on the fifteen paintings on view (all 2017), Chia is a venerable master. The artist has substituted the brash color and florid...
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April 2017

Clive Smith Joins Marc Straus

NEW YORK – MARC STRAUS is proud to announce that Clive Smith has joined the gallery. Smith will have his inaugural exhibition in early 2018. Clive Smith is a highly trained British painter who for twenty years has been interested in how contemporary painting...
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April 2017

Brooklyn Rail Reviews Sandro Chia

The Brooklyn Rail reviews Sandro Chia’s inaugural show at Marc Straus Gallery New York: “Sandro Chia’s romantic expressiveness in today’s contemporary art climate is taking a chance. At a time in art when the embrace of sentiment is almost always rejected, Chia, not risking...
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February 2017

Painter’s Table: James Kalm Vlogs Sandro Chia

James Kalm visits the opening night of Sandro Chia on Wed, Feb 15, 2017. Kalm notes: “In this, his first major show with Marc Straus Gallery, [Chia] shows a group of recent paintings, many featuring single figures accompanied by animals. Chia’s masterful feel for...
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February 2017

ARTINFO Interviews Sandro Chia

Sandro Chia spoke with ARTINFO about New York City in the 1980s versus now and his desire to return to its gallery scene. In the early aughts, you left New York City to split your time between Tuscany, where you own a vineyard, and...
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