“Archie Rand: Misfits” – an article in The Brooklyn Rail

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Archie Rand, 1A, 2005. Acrylic on canvas, 24 x 20 inches. Courtesy TOTAH.

“Archie Rand glides onto the scene, part mystical rebbe, part Diogenes, carrying a lamp, by day, which he shines in our faces, in his search for an honest man. He is looking among us for the 36 righteous “Lamed Vavniks,” who the Talmud says will save us from destruction in this dark and apocalyptic time. Like Diogenes of Sinope (c. 404 – 323 BCE), the Greek Cynic philosopher, Rand has positioned himself outcast and naked beyond the city walls, believing that virtue is better revealed in action than in theory. In an art world where, beginning with Greenberg, secular atheism has been the rule and has metastasized through successive movements into the critical theory now dominating art departments, the Shekhinah, ethereal spirit beings, and angels have been banished….” – see full article on https://brooklynrail.org/2019/02/artseen/Archie-Rand-Misfits

Archie Rand, 14A, 2005. Acrylic on canvas, 24 x 20 inches. Courtesy TOTAH.

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