What's with Modern Art?
Cultual Writing. Art Criticism. In the process of gathering material for his marvelous comprehensive bibliography of Frank O'Hara's writings (Garland ... Show synopsis Cultual Writing. Art Criticism. In the process of gathering material for his marvelous comprehensive bibliography of Frank O'Hara's writings (Garland Publishing, 1980), Alexander Smith, Jr. (1948-1987) discovered Teens Quiz a Critic What's With Modern Art? He also retyped practically all of the short reviews O'Hara wrote for Art News. Alex's typescripts formed the basis from which the present selection was made. (from Acknowledgments) This delightful book includes a small but wide-ranging assortment of art reviews by Frank O'Hara, from paragraphs on Jane Freilicher, Paul Klee, and Bob Rauschenberg to comments on Fairfiled Porter, Joseph Cornell, and Robert De Niro (the actor's father). Robert De Niro is one of the most orginal and powerful younger painters showing today ... (March 1955). The inclusion of O'Hara's response to the Teen Quiz make this a useful volume both for those interested in O'Hara and for those interested in interesting high school kids in art. Q: Is art on its way out?, I