One-Line Reviews: Pithy Takes on Brancusi, The biennale, and More
by Eileen Kinsella
Marc Dennis, “An Artist, A Curator, and A Rabbi Walk Into a Bar...” at Hasted Kraeutler. Closing January 4, 2014.
Trompe l’oeil painting gets a decidedly modern twist in Marc Dennis’s masterfully executed, frequently hilarious, hyperreal mashups of art historical references ladden with issues of voyeurism and art world navel-gazing, including a very correctly costumed Dallas Cowboys cheerleader (with pom poms) contemplating Picasso’s “Demoiselles d’Avignon” and uberdealer Larry Gagosian depicted in an Old Master-style portrait with a “vanitas” theme — dressed in all black with a ruffled white collar and holding a skull.