MAKING IT NEW by Henry Geldzahler

MAKING IT NEW

Essays, Interviews, and Talks
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KIRKUS REVIEW

 When New York City's Metropolitan Museum of Art decided that, in addition to all those clunky suits of medieval armor and stodgy Egyptian sarcophagi, it might make sense to admit, say, some pictures of soup cans and other contemporary works into its hallowed galleries, it called upon Henry Geldzahler. Geldzahler, in fact, went on to play a major role in the institutionalization of what had previously been artistic heresy. Among the figures he talks with and about in this collage of interviews and essays from the 1960s to the present are Andy Warhol, Keith Haring, and Roy Lichtenstein. He also elaborates on the mechanics of acquiring a museum collection and describes his first viewing of the work of Francesco Clemente, which literally knocked him off his feet.

Pub Date: Sept. 6th, 1994
ISBN: 0-9627987-6-2
Page count: 250pp
Publisher: Turtle Point
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: June 15th, 1994