Writings by David Cohen

Untitled (US flag), 2011. Cotton and gauze on nylon flag, 59 x 35 1/4 inches. Photo: David Cohen

Hoisting the Colors at NADA with Joe Fyfe


“If I hear the word ‘provisional’ one more time I’ll scream”


Francesco Scanzi, Martyrdom of Saint Apollonia, 1528 Sta. Maria delle Grazie, Soncino. Photo: David Cohen

What to Wear for a Martyrdom


What to Wear for a Martyrdom: Fashion tips for executioners from Late Quattrocento/Early Cinquecento Masters, North and South of the Alps. A lecture by David Cohen given at New York Studio School, April 1 2014 This lecture on April 1 was the first public airing of ideas in what is a new area of interest to…


Connie Fox, Sammy's Beach III, 2007. Acrylic on canvas, 80 x 72 inches. Courtesy of Danese/Corey

Sainte Victoire on the South Fork: Connie Fox and Sammy’s Beach


The veteran painter’s first show at Danese/Corey, up through April 19


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Brueghel Meets Mughal: Ali Banisadr at Sperone Westwater


“Motherboard” continues at Sperone Westwater through April 19


Ena Swansea, Night and Day Reversible Sofa, 2014. Steel, auto body paint, burlap, fake fur, feathers, and computerized reproductions of paintings, on dye-sublimation casino gaming suede, 35.25 x 157 x 33.5 inches, Edition of 8, 2 APs. Courtesy of Friendman Benda Gallery. Photo: Christopher Burke Studio

Night and Day: Ena Swansea, Reversible


A show of paintings and a sofa at Friedman Benda, through February 15


Still from Breaking The Frame: A film by Marielle Nitoslawska with Carolee Schneemann

Film Joy: Marielle Nitoslawska on Carolee Schneemann


“Breaking The Frame” at Anthology Film Archive thru’ February 6


Photograph by Dennis Kardon of a detail of Balthus, Thérèse Dreaming,1938. Oil on canvas, 59 x 51 inches. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection, 1998 © Balthus

Cats and Girls: artcritical’s Roundtable on Balthus at the Met


with Duncan Hannah, Dennis Kardon, David Carbone, Christina Kee, Vincent Katz, Nora Griffin


Will Cotton, Cupcake Papers, 2013. 2 color lithograph with hand-coloring on handmade paper, 26 x 20 1/2 inches, edition of 25. Courtesy of Pace Editions, Inc

Come Like Shadows


The first in a new series at artcritical where curators present their projects


Katherine Bradford, Ship With 5 Moons, 2012-13. Oil on canvas, 61 x 69 inches. Courtesy of the Artist

Coming Together: Surviving Sandy in Sunset Park


brainchild of Brooklyn’s living treasure, Phong Bui


Ellen Lanyon, Fisch, 2009. Acrylic on canvas, 36 x 36 inches. Courtesy of Pavel Zoubok Gallery

Ellen Lanyon: 1926 – 2013


In tribute to an indomitable spirit, an artist of great integrity and a force for good