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A Long Read

Profiling Klaus Kertess and the 1995 Whitney Biennial

Mr. Kertess, the kingmaker of 1995. (Patrick McMullan Company)

As Gallerist patiently awaits the arrival of the 2012 Whitney Biennial on March 1, we have been digging through newspaper archives and rereading some of our favorite articles and reviews inspired by biennials past. There is a lot to read!

Michael Kimmelman’s often-quoted review of the 1993 edition is clearly of interest, because that year’s organizer, Whitney photography curator Elisabeth Sussman is at the helm again next year, this time with former dealer Jay Sanders, and because it is absolutely vicious. “I hate the show,” Mr. Kimmelman wrote. Read More

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Reading About Norton T. Dodge, Collector of Verboten Soviet Art

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Norton T. Dodge, an economics professor who spent millions of dollars acquiring works of nonconformist art from the Soviet Union, from the 1950s through the 1980s, died Nov. 5, at the age of 84.

A one-man “Ostalgia” exhibition, Mr. Dodge acquired about 20,000 works during his lifetime, according to The New York Times, and donated much of his collection to the Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, N.J. Read More