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"I'm frankly flabbergasted by these paintings; I'm not sure that's the surprise one's supposed to have at the shock of the new, but it's certainly more than the wonder one sometimes has at the prideful ways of artists. The pictures' material assertiveness, pushing what used to be called frankness of surface to a physical crescendo, is either a brilliant blunder or the realization of a bizarre beauty. "
– Art critic Donald Kuspit review in Artforum (May 1983) of Poons' new works at Andre Emmerich Gallery
"Mr. Poons is an artist whose sudden fame and subsequent fluctuations of reputation typify the often frantic and desperate character of the New York art scene. If this show does not rewrite his career, it at least restores a measure of balance and reason to any assessment of Mr. Poons's place in the art of the last quarter-century."
– Michael Kimmelman, review in the New York Times April 20, 1990.
Review of Larry Poons' 1983 exhibition at Andre Emmerich Gallery, and 1990 show at Salander-O'Reilly Galleries.