Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Morton Bartlett: The Sweethearts of Mr. Bartlett

Doll, You Oughta Be in Pictures (New York Times, August 8, 2007). "...Morton Bartlett is already considered a great outsider artist by many. But his achievement gains new dimensions in a revealing show of his photographs, drawings and sculptures at the Julie Saul Gallery in Chelsea. Bartlett, who was born in 1909 and died in Boston in 1992, is known for making a group of about 15 ivory-skinned, anatomically complete plaster sculptures of young children and adolescents. Most are female, and he fashioned exquisite wardrobes for them. Then he took small, haunting black-and-white photographs of the figures, usually clothed but sometimes naked." Also... Morton Bartlett: The Sweethearts of Mr. Bartlett at Julie Saul Gallery. Brilliant!


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