Roxy Paine, Follower of Palladio?

THE DAILY PIC: Forced perspective in a recent piece recalls one 400 years older.


This image compares a detail from Roxy Paine’s new Checkpoint, at Marianne Boesky Gallery in New York, and Andrea Palladio’s 1580s stage décor at the Teatro Olimpico, in Vicenza, near Venice. The former was the subject of the latest Strictly Critical video shot with my pal the ever-sharp Christian Viveros-Fauné, for artnet News. (Please watch Strictly Critical: Roxy Paine Reveals How Airport Security Breeds a Culture of Fear.) The latter, and its relationship to Paine, was the subject of one of the outtakes from our video, which you can watch by clicking on my image.

Funny that our video editor, the eagle-eyed Aaron Sherman, didn’t think that we’d win viewers with a disquisition on the implications of Renaissance stage design for 21st-century art. (Paine photo by Jason Wyche, courtesy  the artist and Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, © Roxy Paine; Vicenza photo by Bradley Griffin)

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