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Detail of Untitled, 2001 by Urs Fischer

Esopus 13 (Fall 2009)
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Guarded Opinions 4

By La’Quasia Risper; edited by Paul VanDeCarr

In this fourth installment of “Guarded Opinions,” a regular series that features museum guards’ impressions of the art they oversee, New Museum guard La’Quasia Risper offers her take on an Urs Fischer sculpture.

New York–based Paul VanDeCarr does writing and research for nonprofits and foundations about the arts, media, criminal justice, and storytelling for social change. His blog and podcast on the many forms of storytelling is at

La’Quasia Risper is a native of Brooklyn and has worked at New York City’s New Museum of Contemporary Art since 2007. An MC who performs under the name “Capital Q,” Risper’s inspirations include Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter, Da Brat, Total, Nas, and The Notorious B.I.G.