Speechless is a new and evolving series that will review, discuss and comment on art works and exhibitions using images, screenshots, videos and other visuals. To guarantee that the sources are not lost, the information for each image is available when you roll-over it and/or when you click through. All images with no click throughs were taken by the author.

Left to right, "Nothing Real" (2011), "Shade" (2010), "The Carlton" (2010), "Idle" (2009) by David Deutsch
David Deutsch's "Pink Figure" (2009) in context
David Deutsch's "Nothing Real" (2011) in context
John Schiff's photography Marcel Duchamps's "Mile of String" twine at First Papers of Surrealism (South view), 1942. Philadelphia Museum of Art, via toutfait.com
Graffiti on the walls of Wreck Room on Flushing Avenue, Bushwick, Brooklyn
David Deutsch, "Nothing Real" (2011)
Neil Jenney, "Risk and Hazard" (1969)
A 1966 Buick Special painted by Keith Haring in front of a large work by Retna. They are on display at MOCA's "Art in the Streets."
Nancy Spero, "Atom Bomb" (1966)
Detail of David Deutsch's "Shade" (2010)
"Williamsburg Bridge: scrap yard" via flickr.com/docman
A view of the bathrooms at Wreck Room, Bushwick, Brooklyn
The bathrooms at the New Museum, via cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com
Marcel Duchamp and one his urinals, via artsravel.blogspot.com
An abstract painting, ‘Fluffy Green Spot’, by Eugene Pizzuto hangs on a wall above a Hans Wegner, 1950s dining table. The side chairs are Italian, 1950s. via newyorksocialdiary.com
David Deutsch's "Drama" (2009) in context
Veken sitting by David Deutsch's "Drama" (2009)

David Deutsch’s Nothing Real is on view at Southfirst (60 N 6th Street, Wiliamsburg, Brooklyn) until May 8, 2011.

Hrag Vartanian is editor-in-chief and co-founder of Hyperallergic.

7 replies on “Speechless: David Deutsch at Southfirst”

  1. I admit to having been skeptical about an image based “review.” I’m still not sure it’s “critical,” but it’s definitely interesting and allows the “reader” to follow the connections you made. I really like it and want to see more.

  2. Uhm… and no comment on the obvious visual connection to Joan Mitchell? Seriously? You can get a link to Keith Haring… but not Joan Mitchell?

    1. Funny thing you mentioned that, Den. I did look for a good Joan Mitchell but couldn’t find the perfect one. What I’m finding curious about this format is that the visual associations have to be more obvious and not as much based on feel or mood. I totally saw the Mitchell association but couldn’t find the right one!

  3. There needs to be a way for the masses to respond as well. Maybe a twitter tagging system for these images. Or a more ad-hoc, like developing a hashtag coding system ie “#openart” to trend these innovative models… will think a little harder. Awesome test Hrag! more!

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