In this issue, join us for a revelatory look at legacy—with nods to the past, eyes on the present, and ruminations on the future. Kate Nesin visits Brice Marden in his studio as he prepares to premiere a new body of monochrome paintings. We explore the extensive drawing practice of John Currin, and examine the street lamps of Chris Burden. Thinking of the legacies that have inspired us, we delve into the new initiatives and rich history of the Henry Moore Foundation and reflect on a period of daring experimentation in Helen Frankenthaler’s work. Moving into the present, we speak with longtime friends Peter Marino and Y.Z. Kami about the persistence of bronze, the state of architecture, and the infinite. With the first volume of Zeng Fanzhi’s catalogue raisonné forthcoming, we take a fresh look at the artist’s early years, and much more!
Cover © John Currin