James Fenton

Moving pictures | 21 May 2015

Like the High Line, the Whitney has grown into a monster, says James Fenton, and in its new show, America Is Hard To See, the country’s minor artistic talents attempt to topple the art stars

About six years ago the first section of the now celebrated High Line was opened in New York and made a palpable hit both locally and internationally. Locally it revealed what one might have guessed, that the inhabitants of Manhattan’s downtown suffered a severe lack of amenity. Every place to walk or run or ride a bike, every place to exercise the dog, is valuable and well used.

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