Writings by David Cohen

Nellie Mae Rowe, Early Bird, 1981. Paint and crayon on canvas, 20 x 24 inches © Nellie Mae Rowe, Shaun Gillen Photography

Inside the Outside: Five Self-Taught Artists from the William Louis-Dreyfus Foundation


at the Katonah Museum of Art through October 11


Williard Boepple, Woman who Blamed Life on a Spaniard, 999. pine, graphite, stain, wax. 51 x 40 x 27 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Lori Bookstein Fine Art

The Bennington Legacy: Willard Boepple, Isaac Witkin and James Wolfe


On view at Tower 49 Gallery through October


Two tributes on the cover of artcritical

The Value of Tributes


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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Graham Nickson at Betty Cuningham


An exhibition of watercolors


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Ruth Hardinger at Long Island University


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


Alexander Calder. MULTUM IN PARVO at Dominque Lévy


installation shot of 2014/15 exhibition of Allen Jones at Royal Academy of Arts, London

Rich Sources: Reference and Homage in Two Contemporary Artists, Jack Davidson and Alex Da Corte


The double homage, killing two birds with one stone


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

Orientation Games: Getting the Hang of a Painting by Kazimira Rachfal


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


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


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