Richard Misrach at the National Gallery

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    It doesn't open for another two months, but this looks to be a fabulous. His prints are just gorgeous and they keep getting bigger and bigger.
     
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    The Fraenkel Gallery in San Francisco, which I frequent 3 or 4 times a year, represents Misrach so I had the opportunity to see portions of "On the Beach."

    From the National Gallery of Arts:
    Sorry but if that was what Misrach was trying to portray, It didn't work in my opinion. The images were huge and flawlessly executed, even kind of artsy, but I saw no reference to 9/11.

    I'd rather see the desert on fire, that's Misrach.
     
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    I'm more anxious than ever to see it then...
     
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    I don't think Misrach was trying to portray anything conceptual. It's a really beautiful show. Curators are always spouting nonsensical baloney at us to make the work socially relevant when the photographer only meant to produce art.
     
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    I'm glad you enjoyed the show, in DC I assume.
    Unfortunately it's that time of the decade, another Presidential election year, with all the political crap that goes with it. Although it's kind of ironic that Misrach's photos of Hawaiian beaches may only remind people that they cannot afford to go the Hawaii. The left coast media are all buzzing about how people are cutting back on their holiday and vacation travel.
     
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    BTW, the prints are exceptional. I didn't see anything at the recent AIPAD show in NY that was that good. In fact, I've never seen better color work.
     
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    I've been so busy lately, I didn't even realize the Misrach show was here. I'll have to haul myself down to the NGA--very soon. I'll see if I can sense the unease and foreboding in his images--if not maybe I can spot a few hotties on the beach. :smile: