Carol Vogel describes Peter Brant’s latest show draws from a group of artists whose work was forged in the turmoil of the 1960s and 70s:
His forthcoming show, “Deliverance,” opening Nov. 10 (by appointment only), centers on four American artists from his collection — Larry Clark, Cady Noland, Richard Prince and Christopher Wool — whose work is rooted in American mythologies and, like Warhol and Lichtenstein, incorporated mass media from the 1960s and 1970s to comment on the world around them.
But instead of showing examples that span their careers, Mr. Brant is concentrating on their production from 1970 to 1997. “It’s when they were really exploring the same kind of themes, and when they each produced some of their best work,” Mr. Brant said. In addition to works from his own holdings he has borrowed works from the artists themselves and from other collectors.
The show will include “Tulsa,” a 1971 collection of black-and-white photographs by Mr. Clark; “Cowboy With Holes, Eating,” a 1990 silk-screen of a craggy cowboy on aluminum plate by Ms. Noland; examples of Richard Prince’s cowboy and girlfriend series; and word paintings including “Apocalypse Now” from 1988, by Mr. Wool.
Dadaist Self-Deprecation, Now at MoMA (NYTimes.com)