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From left; Robert Irwin’s “Arrowhead” (2018); “Sweet Oleanders” (2018); “Buzy Body” (2018); “Thou Swell” (2018) at Pace Gallery © Robert Irwin/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York; Mohamed Sadek for The New York Times


Robert Irwin: Unlights

The New York Times' Critic's Pick

By Lawrence Weschler

Just before the exhibition's final week, The New York Times has selected Robert Irwin: Unlights at 540 West 25th Street as its Critic's Pick. Written by Lawerence Weschler, the review reads:

"The still image, almost impossible to read in the best of circumstances, fails to capture almost everything going on with these pieces, which virtually require movement around and about, back and forth, head-on and then from an angle across long expanses of attention to activate their mysteries." Weschler continues, "As ever, Mr. Irwin jump-starts us into 'perceiving ourselves perceiving,' the greatest wonder of all."

To read the full review, please visit (opens in a new window) The New York Times.

  • Press — The New York Times Critic's Pick: "Robert Irwin: Unlights", Feb 13, 2020