NEW YORK - I was looking at the fall exhibitions I’m excited about and it struck me: Being an octogenarian isn’t required to get a big show these days, but it sure doesn’t hurt.
First, 83-year-old conceptual pioneer Robert Irwin has the second half of his big career-capping retrospective at the Pace Gallery Sept 6-Oct 20. Then it’s the great British sculptor Anthony Caro, who, shockingly, hasn’t had a major exhibition in the US in 40 years; the 88-year-old has that oversight rectified at the Yale Center for British Art from Oct 18-Dec 30.
Untitled, 1962. Collection of Mrs. David Hermelin. © Richard Artschwager. Photo credit: Tim Thayer.
And finally there’s Richard Artschwager, whose eponymous show at the Whitney Museum of American Art runs Oct 25-Feb 3 – they even gave him a jaunty exclamation point in the exhibition’s title. He turns 90 in 2013, and perhaps it’s that kind of punctuation that has been keeping him so vital.
Did I miss any of the 80+ set? Let me know @LoosLips on Twitter.