Coinciding with the Morgan Library & Museum’s expansive retrospective The Illusions of the Photographer: Duane Michals at the Morgan (through February 2, 2020), Duane Michals: Mischievous Eye highlights the artist’s wide-ranging curiosity and irreverent spirit with several groupings of recent works as well as selected vintage prints. In this fifth solo outing with DC Moore, Michals’ painted photographs, sequences, and self-portraits share center stage, showcasing his interest in the comical, metaphysical and surreal. The sequenced and augmented works highlight how Michals has long chafed at the idea of the sacrosanctity of a single perfect photograph. For one series, Michals, now...
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