|new gysin book
The NewMu show is pretty good. The paintings, with a couple of exceptions, are fairly tight (I've seen way worse gestural abstraction--all of these have some kind of organizing principle), there is hardly a bad work on paper in the show, and the film and audio stuff is excellent. I don't think the show is trying to make the case that he's a major figure (or, uh, "role model") but it cements his importance as an auteur who was pretty darned consistent across all the media he worked in.
I saw the Gysin New Museum show too and loved it. As Tom mentions, there is a lot more to see than just the paintings including tons of really interesting notebooks (with lots of early draft Third Mind stuff), a small room with a working Dream Machine (and cushions all around it - they really encourage people to try it out) and the Burrough's movie Towers Open Fire on loop (totally worth sitting through.)