Critics' Voices: Dec. 10, 1990


LE CORBUSIER: PAINTINGS, DRAWINGS, GRAPHICS, Nahan Galleries, New York City. Yes, the great modern architect, who died in 1965, was also a painter. He kept this activity a secret for years, but in these 32 canvases and drawings and 52 graphics, one can see why he regarded it as the "foundation" of his architecture. Through Dec. 26.

SIGMAR POLKE, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. The first major North American survey of a restlessly eclectic German artist, 49, whose work ranges from Pop-related imagery through psychedelic fantasy. Polke's recent "alchemical" works incorporate materials (silver oxide, sealing wax, even rat poison)...

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