Best of 2013: Christopher Knight picks Charles Reiffel, John Divola
In this time when news is disseminated ever more quickly, we asked our critics to list the best of culture in 2013 in tweet form:
In chronological order, 2013 Top 10: Art
American artist Charles Reiffel is probably the best early Modernist painter you’ve never heard of — til now https://lat.ms/1f4OtFO #Top10art
Brilliant, sexy charioteer was only one great reason to see Getty’s extraordinary ancient “Sicily” show https://lat.ms/1aSscqo #Top10art
Passionate, polemical, powerful performances in paint: Laura Owens https://lat.ms/1cnguVR & Lari Pittman https://lat.ms/1gX387b #Top10art
No actual volcano, but 10 abstract light-installations survey James Turrell’s perceptual development https://lat.ms/IDA7BI #Top10art
10 of the 12 major wars in US history have been photographed. “War/Photography” devastatingly chronicled https://lat.ms/18zHNeA #Top10art
Scruffy, ambitious survey of recent Conceptual abstract painting with a site-specific twist https://lat.ms/IO43dX #Top10art
Face it: Without Flanders, there would have been no Florentine Renaissance — at least as we know it https://lat.ms/18kF9Pl #Top10art
Forrest Bess: His bio is as disconcerting as his art — almost. https://lat.ms/18zKFs4 #Top10art
3-venue retrospective of John Divola’s photos was too far-flung, but worth the 268-mile drive to see it all https://lat.ms/1cneWLA #Top10art
Last year brought Richard Diebenkorn’s Ocean Park paintings, this year brought the back-story: Berkeley. https://lat.ms/1cnfoJX #Top10art
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