New York Times Weighs in on NYPL Photo Exhibit

Submitted by birdie on Tue, 12/04/2007 - 19:59

Well it took a few days, but the Grey Lady has finally acknowledged the fuss caused by a photographic exhibit entitled "Multiple Interpretations" at the New York Public Library, featuring manipulated images of President Bush and his team. The story was first reported here last week based on an article in the New York Post.

Art reviewer Ken Johnson says of the show: "It is at first mildly shocking to come upon such bluntly partisan artwork on a New York Public Library wall. Biting political satire is deeply a part of printmaking history — see Goya, James Gillray and Daumier — but handmade prints are no longer a significant form of political communication, and we don’t expect anything so brazenly tendentious in the public library context."

“Multiple Interpretations” continues through Jan. 27 at the New York Public Library.