The New York Times: The Art Show Highlights Masters — and Artists Under the Radar

By Martha Schwendener

The downtown New York art dealer Nathalie Karg is aghast when young people haven’t heard of Colin de Land and Pat Hearn, the forward-looking art-dealer couple who helped found the Armory Show art fair. Paintings here by Nina Childress celebrate de Land and Hearn. Tongue-in-cheek, verging on kitsch, and blatantly fawning, they’re painted in wild — even glow-in-the-dark — colors. They are a perfect meta-project: paintings of insider-art-fair-dealers inside an art fair — as well as a memorial and a slice of recent New York art history.


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November 2, 2023