Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Crown Point Artists Influential at Whitney Biennial

Crown Point Press artists, John Baldessari, Robert Bechtle, Mary Heilmann, and Sherrie Levine, are in the Whitney Biennial this year. Holland Cotter identified Mary Heilmann and John Baldessari as "influential elders" of the show in his New York Times review.

Mary Heilmann, Spill, 2007.

John Baldessari, Arms & Legs (Specif. Elbows & Knees), Etc.: Elbow (Blue) with Desk, 2007.

According to Cotter, Heilmann is holding sway over younger artists Karen Kilimnik and Rachel Harrison, while Baldessari has given grist to a bunch of young artists including the collaborative entity New Humans, Patrick Hill and Joe Bradley.

Our gallery assistant, Lauren Karas will be there later this week. She'll tell us what she thinks.

The Biennial has a blog, too.