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New Work on Paper 3

26 June to 3 September 1985

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Peter Campus
American, born 1937
7 exhibitions
Nan Hoover
American, 1931–2008
4 exhibitions
Joan Jonas
American, born 1936
14 exhibitions
Robert Morris
American, born 1931
36 exhibitions
Bruce Nauman
American, born 1941
28 exhibitions
James Rosenquist
American, born 1933
46 exhibitions
Robert Ryman
American, born 1930
12 exhibitions
Pat Steir
American, born 1940
18 exhibitions
John Sturgeon
American, born 1946
9 exhibitions
Robert Wilson
American, born 1941
13 exhibitions

New York Times Review of the exhibition


18 August 1985


By Marguerite Kelly

FOR ALL THE RUB-bish on the toy market today, it is still awash with safe, beautiful, interesting, durable playthings. But some experts - including, of course, parents - still believe that too many toys encourage aggressiveness, sexism and materialism. While it is true that aggressiveness is built into some toys - and especially into the television ads promoting them - it is hardly new to play: it has been part of fairy tales, sports and toy soldiers for generations. There are, however, three distinct points of view. Some people think aggressiveness in play invites more of the same; others think it helps children deal with their feelings, and a third group thinks it desensitizes children, making them less empathetic. ''A little of all of this is probably true,'' says Dr. Malcolm W. Watson, a developmental psychologist at Brandeis University, ''but how a child reacts probably depends on the child.''

New York Times • Magazine • page 46 • 2,082 words