Martin Puryear
November 4, 2007 7:01 AM   Subscribe

Martin Puryear : artist, Peace Corps alumni, MacArthur Foundation Award recipient. A retrospective of his artwork (1977-2007) opens at The Museum Of Modern Art today. Also online here.
posted by R. Mutt (8 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
posted by R. Mutt at 7:14 AM on November 4, 2007

Martin Puryear was a huge inspiration to my generation of post-Hairy Who Chicago artists, as evidence that you didn't have to make "Chicago" art to make it. That he broke other stereotypes as well is icing on the cake.
posted by nax at 8:35 AM on November 4, 2007

Really enjoyed that. A kind of zen of Africa.
posted by nickyskye at 8:59 AM on November 4, 2007

I stumbled into a show of his at the Hirshorn many years ago and it was breathtaking. His work is intellectually engaging and at the same time there is this subliminal riptide of meaning.
posted by pointilist at 9:25 AM on November 4, 2007

NYT review of the retrospective.
posted by R. Mutt at 9:30 AM on November 4, 2007

Great art, but the MOMA site gave me motion sickness.
posted by found missing at 10:05 AM on November 4, 2007

I thought the MoMa site was lovely, actually, a fine complement to a god of form.
posted by DenOfSizer at 3:25 PM on November 4, 2007

Fortuitous timing - I saw a notice about this show on the subway just this morning. I love his choice of materials and the deceptive simplicity of the work. Thanks for the post.
posted by GrammarMoses at 9:20 AM on November 5, 2007

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