Going On About Town: “Modernisms”
The New Yorker, October 28, 2019
By Johanna Fateman
The globe-trotting American collector Abby Weed Grey established the gallery at New York University in 1974. This bustling exhibition showcases works from the nineteen-sixties and early seventies, which she acquired on her travels to India, Iran, and Turkey. Grey was drawn to artists who, as she put it, “were breaking with the past to cope with the present” while maintaining their ties to tradition, whether this meant bridging local and global aesthetics or resisting Western influences.