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Aimee Ng

Aimee Ng is Curator at The Frick Collection.

Embarrassment of Edges

The first time I saw, in an art conservation studio, the unframed edges of a 16th-century portrait, it felt something like having accidentally seen undressed a distinguished, older man in my professional field. (It was, of course, an “old master” painting). I was embarrassed for both of us.


The Brooklyn Rail

APRIL 2021

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