To the Editors:
In your September issue Hilton Kramer wrote a piece titled “The Malcolm Morley Retrospective.” Because the title of the piece is misinformed, I believe Mr. Kramer made a number of observations, particularly in the first three and the last paragraph(s) of the eleven he wrote, that describe the exhibition incorrectly.

Organized by Nicholas Serota, Director of the Whitechapel Art Gallery in London, and currently touring America, the exhibition is a large selection of Malcolm Morley’s paintings but is by no means a retrospective. Nor does it pretend to be. The title of the catalog accompanying the exhibition is Malcolm Morley: Paintings 1965-82. In his Foreword to the catalogue Nicholas Serota writes:

Although Malcolm Morley is now fifty and has been painting for nearly thirty years this is not a retrospective exhibition of the kind conventionally given to painters in mid-career. We have chosen to...

 
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