“Hush Money” – A Review by Anastasia Buyalskaya

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“Hush Money,” a relatively straight-forward work of art by American artist Randall Rosenthal, was nonetheless shocking to stumble across on the peacefully serene Canyon Road. Located in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Canyon Road is American’s best kept secret in the art world: the third largest U.S. hub, made up of contemporary galleries stretched for miles. Would “Hush Money” be found in either New York or L.A., the first and second art capitals, respectively, the contrast would not have been as vivid. Yet walking through empty desserts under the welcome sun meant enjoying a rare closeness to nature and sympathizing with quotes from Santa Fe native Georgia O’Keefe (“I wish people were all trees and I think I could enjoy them then”). Hence the reminder of an aesthetically ordinary man-made depiction of value, and the potential ways that value could be abused, was painful to come across.

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