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"Sean Number Two" (1996) is reproduced from
CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 8/11/2017

Peter Schjeldahl on Peter Cain, 1997

In a February 1997 Village Voice review, Peter Schjeldahl wrote about the image featured here, as reproduced on a now-legendary announcement from Matthew Marks Gallery. “New York artworldlings ploughing through our daily curse of not-invariably-100-percent-useless art mail last month unfolded copies of a modestly sized poster and instantly reacted in ways that caused anyone who was in the room with us to stare quizzically. My wife heard me laugh from sheer startlement. Then she saw the poster and was wowed, too. Many exhibition announcements are intended to do this, and maybe two or three a decade do it: go off in one’s hands like letter bombs of unique, original beauty. It was — and is, and will be, as already a classic — the painter Peter Cain’s announcement for his present, posthumous show.” Read more in this gorgeous new release.

Peter Cain

Peter Cain

Matthew Marks Gallery
Clth, 9.75 x 10 in. / 164 pgs / 131 color / 2 b&w.





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