David Cohen

David Cohen is editor and publisher of artcritical as well as a regular contributor. He is founder-moderator of The Review Panel, the critics' forum hosted by Brooklyn Public Library (formerly National Academy Museum, New York, and Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia) and podcast here at artcritical. He was Gallery Director at the New York Studio School from 2001-10 and art critic and contributing editor at the New York Sun from 2003-08.

Born in London and educated at the University of Sussex and at the Courtauld Institute of Art, David wrote for leading newspapers and magazines in England and around the world before emigrating to the United States in 1999. His books include "Serban Savu" (Hatje Cantz verlag, 2011) and "Alex Katz Collages: A catalogue raisonné" (Colby College Museum of Art, 2005).

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Featured item from THE LIST: Don Porcaro at Hudson Boulevard Park

Saturday, October 13th, 2018

Before the extended 7 Subway and Escheresque observation platform arrived in the overnight neighborhood of glass and steel behemoths that is Hudson Yards, Hell’s Kitchen was home already to a thriving artistic community. One longtime resident is Don Porcaro, and for the last month, examples of his unmistakable, stacked cylindrical “Talisman” sculptures, whimsical stupas in…


Featured item from THE LIST: Judith Murray at Sundaram Tagore Gallery

Saturday, September 29th, 2018

Despite an air of uninhibited, expressive spontaneity, the dense and busy paintings of Judith Murray play by strict rules. Since her debut in a lauded 1976 solo at Betty Parsons, she has restricted her palette within each work or group, developed a tight lexicon of strokes and shapes, and included her trademark bar at the…


Louis Eilshemius, Mother and Child, 1914, oil on masonite, 21 x 28 1/4 inches

Libidinal Charge: A Summer Group Show at Greenspon

Friday, August 3rd, 2018

The Seam, the Fault, the Flaw, through August 3


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Featured item from THE LIST: Don Perlis at the National Academy Museum

Thursday, June 7th, 2018

through June 14


Panel on Al Held at Cheim & Read, Wednesday at 6PM

Wednesday, May 30th, 2018

Al Held’s early works in gestural abstraction from the 1950s are the focus of the fourth of Cheim & Read Gallery’s exhibitions surveying the artist’s oeuvre. Presented in conjunction Nathalie Karg Gallery, this show examines his breakthrough in Paris while studying on the G.I. Bill and his continuing exploration, back in New York, of dimensionality,…


Installation view: Jenny Saville: Ancestors, Gagosian Gallery, New York 2018, showing Fate 1-3. Photography by Rob McKeever. Courtesy Gagosian.

Roundtable on Jenny Saville

Wednesday, May 30th, 2018

with Julie Heffernan, Brenda Zlamany, Dennis Kardon, Walter Robinson, Barry Schwabsky, and Suzy Spence


A detail of a painting by Carol Rhodes reproduced in the book under review. (Construction Site, 2003)

Edgelands: The Paintings of Carol Rhodes

Tuesday, May 15th, 2018

New monograph published by Skira Editore