David Cohen

David Cohen is editor and publisher of artcritical as well as founder-moderator of The Review Panel which takes place at the National Academy Museum, New York, and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Arts, Philadelphia, and is 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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More Articles by David Cohen


Two tributes on the cover of artcritical

The Value of Tributes

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

artcritical.com doesn’t aspire to be the journal of record when it comes to obituaries: we respond as any serious art magazine does when a giant leaves the field, but as in much of our coverage, the choice of artists and art world personalities to whom we pay tribute is determined less by editorial policy than by…


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Ruth Hardinger at Long Island University

Sunday, May 3rd, 2015

Her show, on view through May 15, was a recent ARTCRITICAL PICK


Iinstallation view of Alexander Calder: MULTIM IN PARVO at Dominque Lévy in New York © 2015 Calder Foundation, New York / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York Photo: Tom Powel Imaging, Inc.

Pas de Deux: Calder and Calatrava on Madison Avenue

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

Alexander Calder. MULTUM IN PARVO at Dominque Lévy


Installation shot of three works, each 9 x 9 inches, 2014, in the exhibition under review

Orientation Games: Getting the Hang a Painting by Kazimira Rachfal

Monday, March 30th, 2015

An essay posted on the occasion of her new show at Janet Kurnatowski Gallery


William King, Bob and Terry, c. 1954. Terra cotta, 14 x 14 3/4 x 5 5/8 inches. Courtesy of Alexandre Gallery

The Gentle Giant: William King, 1925-2015

Thursday, March 5th, 2015

In this tribute to the sculptor William King, who passed away peacefully Tuesday night at his Springs, New York home under hospice care, David Cohen draws on an essay he wrote in 2011 on King’s work for Iowa State University, Ames, where a number of his works are on permanent loan.  King, a former president of the…


Erik den Breejen, Alex Chilton, 2010.  Acrylic on canvas, 16 x 20 inches.

“Their Grandparents Would Have Called It A Salon”: Report from SPRING/BREAK

Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

The first of artcritical’s dispatches from the Armory Week fairs


As if to prove the slippery boundary between outsider and hipster, Louis B. James

Bruce Davenport Jr. at the Outsider Art Fair and Louis B. James Gallery

Saturday, February 7th, 2015

Proving the slippery boundary between outsider and hipster, an artist with shows at an Outsider fair and a Lower East Side gallery