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14.9.03

Savage Review

Tyler Green at Modern Art Notes and Ariana French at Artnotes have already commented on this, but in case you missed it, you should read Blake Gopnik's venemous review (A Bad Impression: At the Corcoran Gallery, Seward Johnson's Travesty in Three Dimensions, September 12) in the Washington Post of the exhibit that was the subject of my post on September 4. While I cannot say I disagree with anything Gopnik says, the tone of the review is truly nasty (e.g., "The exhibition provides the most mind-numbing, head-spinning, belly-flipping experience you're likely to come across"). However, as I predicted, more popular reactions have been positive: see the reviews in The Hoya (Matthew Lewis, Corcoran Goes "Beyond" with Impressionist Art, September 12), the National Review (Meghan Keane, Unframed: A 3-D Leap at the Corcoran, September 12), the Saturday's Child section of the Washington Post (Janice L. Kaplan, A New Dimension Is Added to Fine Art, September 12), and Washington Parent (Susan Badder, You Are Invited! Going Beyond the Frame with Seward Johnson at the Corcoran Gallery). I still believe that the Corcoran is going to make a lot of money on this exhibit.

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