Writings by David Cohen

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“Art Week” is Upon Us


Our subtitle: “Online magazine of art and ideas”. Online means immediate, here and now. Art and ideas implies a long view. “Art Week” (as Armory Week is sometimes dubbed) is a misnomer for those who live art 52 weeks a year-but no less exhilarating for that. True to (split) form, we are up to the minute with photos of last…


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ARMORY WEEK PICK OF THE DAY: Marina Adams and Lizzie Scott at Salon Zürcher


On view at Galerie Gris


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The Classics: “New” from Phaidon, Early Titles on the Old Masters


In conversation with Diane Fortenberry, Senior Editor at Phaidon Press


Ronnie Landfield, It's Been a Long Long Time, 2015. Acrylic on canvas, 40 x 75 inches.

Ronnie Landfield at STUX + HALLER


The influential painter’s retrospective is on view through the 20th.


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The Review Panel Philadelphia, February 17


theartblog once described The Review Panel Philadelphia as ““The highlight of formal art criticism in Philadelphia”. So if you find yourself in the City of Brotherly Love Wednesday evening, be sure to join the discussion at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts where my guests are Erick Miller, Judith Schaechter and Barry Schwabsky. The shows up for discussion are by Sarah Gamble and…


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Jonathan Lasker at Cheim & Read


Lasker is surely one of the most ambivalence-inducing abstract painters to have emerged from the postmodern storm clouds of the 1980s


Carla Gannis, Nude Descending a Staircase, 2015. 4K video, 3:37. Courtesy of the Artist

Carla Gannis at Transfer


Her show of selfies is on view through March 12


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The Review Panel moves to Brooklyn: Siri Hustvedt, Roberta Smith, Alexi Worth are first guests


Brooklyn Public Library, 10 Grand Army Plaza, Tuesday, February 9 at 7pm


David Bowie in the role of Andy Warhol in Basquiat (1996: dir. Julian Schnabel)

The Thin White Duke: David Bowie, 1947-2016


Bowie discusses art – making it and collecting it – in this interview from 1994


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Old Year’s Resolutions: Eight great shows I didn’t review


Jpegs were gathered, soundbites poised, but circumstances got the better of noble intentions