‘I Wanted to Paint What I Know’: An Interview with Jordan Casteel

“What’s it like to have the entire place to yourself?” the security guard at the New Museum—an older Caribbean-American man wearing a blue uniform and black mask—asked me during my visit to Jordan Casteel’s exhibition “Within Reach” in late November. It was my first trip to a museum since last March, when the pandemic shut […]


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