Art: Random Bits from the Image Haze

Bits from the Image Haze At the Whitney, the "appropriations" of Painter David Salle

With so many contenders for the title of Most Overrated Young American Artist, it is hard to award the palm. But one of the strongest candidates would certainly be David Salle, who at 34 is having what is called a "mid- career retrospective" of 42 enormous paintings at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City. After closing at the Whitney on March 29, the exhibition will travel through next January to museums in Los Angeles, Toronto and Chicago. As a sign of cultural inflation, it would be hard to beat.

This premature event looks like a real retrospective...

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