Comebacks are cool, but Jack Early is cooler. After a poorly received, critically panned show in 1992, Early dropped out of the art world. His disappearance wasn’t for dramatics, vanity or revenge. “I just couldn’t look at art anymore,” Early told me. “So I got away from it.”
He got away for over two decades. But in December 2014, after showcasing a bright and bold new body of work at Art Basel Miami Beach, he was honored as one of the festival’s Top 10 shows. His comeback is right on time.