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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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


Sarah Peters: Figureheads

Saturday, May 5th, 2018

Sarah Peters possesses an uncanny ability to combine an intense frontality with full sculptural consideration of an object in the round: you are compelled to circumnavigate while also pulled back to her figure’s hieratic gaze. A talk by the artist Saturday afternoon at 3PM promises to be well attended and illuminating, an antidote to fair…


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Short Report from Frieze: Hudson “FYI” and Cameron in “Spotlight”

Saturday, May 5th, 2018

Cameron was known equally as a painter, actress and witch.