Asher’s always meticulous interventions encouraged spectators to reconsider the ways they thought about art, including how and why they valued it and what they valued it for.
Paris, a work by Sheila Hicks, hangs on a wall to the right of the fireplace, over my desk. The piece (10 by 5 inches, 1987) is small and sheer. See-through. It appears to be made from a single thread of natural linen (although I think it is made from two). Its two loose ends suggest that it might unravel at the slightest tug. At the center of Paris is a fragile opening, an immodest cutaway in an otherwise modest little panel.
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2012, aluminum, wood, sublimation print on polyester and concrete, 71 3/4 by 122 1/2 by 135 inches overall. Courtesy Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New Yor