This week, race/ethnicity stats in popular film, the world’s first emoji movie, helping the blind see art, problems for photojournalists in Russia, Cornell returns tablets to Iraq, Saddam Hussein’s former palace becomes a museum, and much more.
This week we celebrated All Hallow’s Eve, All Saints Day and last but not least, since it includes just about everybody, All Souls Day.
Lester Johnson (1919–2010) was an innovative figurative painter who has never quite fit into any of the accepted narratives of postwar American art, and that alone makes his work worthy of a longer look.
Some artists need to be gurus, always insisting on their elevated place in the hierarchy, while others are happy if younger artists look up to them, content to have companions on their solitary journey. Peter Acheson belongs to the latter group, which is one of the reasons why his current exhibition, Rusted Giacometti, is taking place at NOVELLA (October 13–November 17, 2013), the latest addition to the still-expanding, Lower East Side gallery scene.