Courtesy of the artist and Sperone Westwater, New York
Two Exciting New Fall Shows for Richard Long
The trailblazing British artist Richard Long, renowned for his large-scale creations made using stone, driftwood and, in some cases, nothing more than his own footprints is being celebrated in two exhibitions this fall.
“Started using again
Left my heart in rocky hill
Hole burning in my head
Needed a distraction from my head
Devil on my shoulder said try this instead
So I started using again
Started sleeping again
Traded late nights and sheep for Vicodin
The guilt burning in my chest set in
I started sleeping again”
At the New York Botanical Garden, Jenny Holzer Channels Frida Kahlo
“I’m getting a free drink for using other people’s writing!” marveled the artist Jenny Holzer earlier this week, ahead of a dinner at the New York Botanical Garden. The occasion served a double purpose for the artist, who was honored by the Poetry Society of America and also premiered a new program of text projections, which will continue to scroll over the glass walls of the garden’s exhibition hall starting at dusk each day through Saturday.