Posts from February, 2016

Cheatsheet for Armory Week in NYC


A dozen fairs to visit in one busy week


“The object of power is power”: Erika Blair at Rope Gallery


A performance at a Baltimore gallery that raises questions about government intrusion and our responses to it.


Walks on the Wild Side: Female Empowerment and a Right Royal Faux Pas


Marie Antoinette and Vigée Le Brun say “take a hike” to their critics


From Fair to Festival: A Report on Art Basel/Miami Beach


In time for Armory Week in New York, our report of Art Basel/Miami Beach!


The Somnambulist: Charles Yuen’s Painterly Waking Dreams


On view at Bushwick’s Studio 10 through Sunday


artcritical goes book critical


It seems artcritical is running an unofficial literary supplement this week. Sculptor William Tucker takes on two volumes by fellow practioners Garth Evans and Herbert George; Leila Philip acknowledges ceramicist Edmund de Waal’s book on porcelain, The White Road; David Cohen puts questions to Diane Fortenberry of Phaidon Press about their new Phaidon Classics series; and David…


In the Beginning was the Image: Julian Bell and Archie Rand Paint the Bible


“What’s the right visual style for presenting Christian or Jewish texts? “


In Two Worlds: Kikuo Saito, 1939-2016


Abstract painter with remarkable sense of color was also creator of evocative, wordless theater/dance pieces


The Classics: “New” from Phaidon, Early Titles on the Old Masters


In conversation with Diane Fortenberry, Senior Editor at Phaidon Press


A Holy Grail: Edmund de Waal’s Pilgrimage in Porcelain


The White Road: Journey into an Obsession is his new book