Fried on Bannard
Post #994 • April 24, 2007, 8:11 AM • 31 Comments
Michael Fried on Darby Bannard: Minimal Paintings 1959-1965, opening May 10 at Jacobson Howard.
Darby Bannard's so-calledminimalpaintings of the first half of the sixties are among the pictorial glories of the time. I was there when he began making them—in Princeton the summer of 1959—and I find it thrilling that they will once more see the light of day. Their autograph combination of formal boldness and coloristic originality will be a powerful antidote to most of what passes for serious painting at the present moment.
I'm told that Fried also wrote a piece on Jules Olitski in the April Artforum. Damned if I can find it online, though.