Art June 2009
“Compass in Hand” at MoMA
On "Compass in Hand: Selections from The Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection" at the Musuem of Modern Art, New York.
|William Kentridge, Drawing from Zeno Writing (2002) © 2009 William Kentridge|
The first thing we see, on entering “Compass in Hand: Selections from the Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection,” at the Museum of Modern Art, is a large Cy Twombly: a confrontational tangle of red, orange, green, and ochre clusters and cascading drips of pink and red. Visitors are drawn to the work—as the curators obviously intended them to be—but I’ve watched many of them study the Twombly closely and then look around them with puzzled expressions....
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