In Vice, NYC critic and curator Robert Nickas writes a mean review of an art exhibit by his former Index magazine colleague, Peter Halley (hat tip bill).
Halley was the publisher and Nickas was the editor of the Interview-wannabe magazine in the '90s; it stopped publishing over ten years ago.
One senses a late ax being ground.
Halley's paintings and installation strategies have been consistent for the last 25 years; one can't really accuse him of a bad faith attempt to repackage himself. (Whether the work has shown any growth or development is a different question.) The review is all about branding, comparing Halley to an overweight Elvis attempting to stage comebacks. There is no need for this!