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Articles by Andrew Solomon: Auctions & Exhibitions

Oct 2013

The Irony Tower: Soviet Artists in the Days of Glasnost

These are memories and reflections of an eyewitness and direct participant of those events.

Aug 2011

Zen and the Art of Xu Bing

In Xu Bing’s work, words are not superimposed on the detritus of the event; they emerge, instead, as the voids, the literal nothingness on the gallery floor.

Sep 2009

The Third Mind

Review of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum exhibition, "The Third Mind: American Artists Contemplate Asia, 1860-1989."

Oct 2004

This Diverse Realm, This Melting Pot, This…China?

Review of the Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibition, "China: Dawn of a Golden Age, 200-750 A.D."

Nov 2001

An Ancient Garden Youthfully Abloom

From classical painting to bold conceptualism, a far flung culture sprouts an abundance of styles.

Oct 2000

Gem Dandy

The Dresden Green diamond will be "Dresden's ambassador to the United States."

May 1998

China: 5,000 Years

It isn't easy to mount a terrible show in which each piece of art is absolutely fantastic.

Nov 1995

Günther Förg

Günther Förg's photos of Moscow are very, very beautiful. This comes as no surprise vis-a-vis Förg, but is really quite astonishing vis-a-vis Moscow.

Oct 1995

Produced in the Soviet Dark, Collected by a Secret Admirer

An entire epoch in Russia's cultural history now has its major repository in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

Jun 1995

Works From the Underground, Freed by Glasnost

Lost Russian artists, ruined work, missing materials, all put right at a huge show in Munich.