An ingratiating humorist, Dwight Ripley, who shows at the Tibor de Nagy Gallery, 24 East Sixty-seventh Street, has concentrated this time on the notion of unusual headgear. Several of the satiric works are take-offs on famous artists like Picasso and Miró, who are shown sporting their own creations. –Dore Ashton, The New York Times, February 28, 1956, 28.
An "amateur" in the eighteenth-century sense of the word, Ripley's recent watercolors and drawings are based on headgear unlike anything which even Hedda Hopper might devise. Most are parodies on the work of men like Miró, Manessier, etc., and they reveal a knowledge of their mannerisms which goes beyond mere humor. This is witty and often erudite punning on a facet of art which at bottom the artist must take quite seriously. –Laverne George, Arts 30, March 1956, 62.
Dwight Ripley in quick line drawings enhanced by tasteful color brightly parodies the styles of just about everybody in the current painting hagiology. –Ronald Vance, Art News 55, March 1956, 55.