RIP gallerist extraordinaire John Gibson. Died at age 85. I did well by him. Will look for a good bio. No Wikipedia entry. He did mention when doing a studio visit on east 2nd street (A-1st), that he knew the block as he had visited the C. Oldenburg pop store in ‘61.
Didn't he do the first 1107 Manhattan show, the one with the people who weren't known?
Didn't know anything about 1107. Interesting. Googling revealed this lukewarm review of a show back in 2011 that at least names some of the characters I know of through you guys.
Whatever happened to the place you and Steve P and Chuck lived Alex?
Other people moved in; Gibson had an earlier show with the lesser lights.
The first one was a really good show. Alex did sackcloth and ashes. I did a trampoline. i think Olivier was behind both shows happening
How did you hear of his passing?
His son David made a very brief announcement on FB.
It appears Wikipedia links your name to the wrong Bill Schwarz:
Bill Schwarz is a British historian, academic and writer, who is a Professor in the School of English and Drama at Queen Mary, University of London,
I saw that. Must be an automatic feature that wasnít over ridden.
There's your show title: Bill Schwarz (disambiguation)
Iíll take it
You wouldn’t really want it, if you think Modernism is ongoing, since ambiguity is a Modernist hallmark. Of course, today lots of folks seem to think everything is black and white. Not that there aren’t a lot of show titles that are too clever for their own good. I was once in a show called semi(op)tics; my mother, who was smarter than the average bear, looked at the invite and asked “why are they making me see the word semitics? The artists aren’t all Jewish.”
Itís true, there canít be ď business as usualĒ modernism after deconstruction. But, if you sustain a postminimal approach there is the possibility of having one foot in and one foot out of formalism.
Sounds like the hokey pokey to me.
Clearly. Thanks for the links.
The original 1107 show was actually curated by Kay Campbell Pallister who was the gallery director at that time
Thanks David....Insane respect for your dad and the shows he put on!!