Andrew Russeth: New Books by R. H. Quaytman, Klaus Kertess, and Bruce Hainley

In the New York Observer, Andrew Russeth reviews new books by R. H. Quaytman, Klaus Kertess, and Bruce Hainley.


On Klaus Kertess, Seen, Written: Selected Essays: “We learn that John Chamberlain began making sponge sculptures, precursors to his foam works, as a guest at dealer Virginia Dwan’s Malibu beach house, and that Peter Hujar sometimes spent hours talking to animals he was planning to photograph.”

On Bruce Hainley Pep Talk: “He takes Robert Morris’s assertion that Jasper John’s early encaustic works resemble “semen running down a newspaper” for a wild, enlightening joy ride, and delves back into the heyday of Pop and Minimalism to account for Lee Lozano’s late life-as-art pieces.”

On R. H. Quaytman, Spine: “[A]rt historian Yve-Alain Bois made the point that if my work is structured like a book, it would seem necessary for the viewer to know what had happened in previous chapters.”