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REVIEWS

NEW YORK

Whitney Museum of American Art

Whitney Biennial 2017

Installation view of the Whitney Biennial 2017 and POPE.L’s (aka William Pope.L) Claim (Whitney Version) (2017) 

at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 2017. Photo by Bill Orcutt. 

Collection of the artist. Courtesy Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York.  

Inaugurating the Whitney Museum’s annual exhibition in 1932, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney’s private-secretary-turned-museum-director Juliana Force wrote that the exhibition would “represent in a broad way” the paintings of America. By the end of the 20th century, the Whitney’s institutional omniscience had abated…

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