Art: Three from the Image Machine

In SoHo, a trio of rising reputations but uneven talents

There were three one-man shows on the itinerary of most gallerygoers in New York City's SoHo area last month: Robert Longo, David Salle and Gérard Garouste. Taken together, they were fairly instructive. Here are three rising, though by no means certified, reputations; yet their success seems tinged with panic. They are all young (Longo is 30, Salle 31, and Garouste 37) and, of course, figurative — the pendulum of taste having now swung so far that it is practically impossible to have a rising...

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