Writings by David Cohen

Visitors to Frieze Art Fair New York, May 2012. Photo: artcritical

On an Island in the River – Sunday in Randall’s Park with Frieze


“simply put, the best art fair this writer has visited in America.”


Dancers perform "Rave" by Karole Armitage with sets by Will Cotton. Abrons Arts Center, May 2012. Photo: Courtesy of Will Cotton

Triple Threat! Will Cotton: the Book, the Show, the Ballet


Book from Rizzoli, show at Mary Boone,  sets for Karole Armitage


Peter Howson, Outcast, 2011. Oil on canvas, 48¼ x 36¼ inches. Courtesy of Flowers Gallery

Hell and Back: The Religious Paintings of Peter Howson


“Redemption” was on view at Chelsea’s Flowers Gallery March 29 to May 5, 2012


Frieze Art Fair, Randall's Island Park, May 4 to 7, 2012

May Day! May Day! More Art Fairs


New York set to Frieze.


Jean Hélion, Equilibre , 1936. Oil on canvas, 44 7/8 x 57 7/8 inches. Courtesy of Schroeder Romero & Shredder

Jean Hélion at Schroeder Romero & Shredder


Up through June 30. His 1943 book, “They Shall Not Have Me”, is reissued by Arcade


Catherine Howe, Night Painting (Bluestocking), 2012. Oil and beeswax on canvas, 50 x 60 inches. Courtesy of Von Lintel Gallery

Catherine Howe at Von Lintel Gallery


Still Life as Action Painting


Hilton Kramer, 1928-2012. Photo (c) Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, 1985

Feared and Fearless: Hilton Kramer, 1928-2012


with additional comments by William King, Alex Katz and Vivian Tsao


Jack Bush, Sing Sing Sing, 1974. Acrylic on canvas, 68 x 114-3/4 inches. Courtesy of FreedmanArt

Jack Bush at FreedmanArt


Images that balance chromatic vibrancy and earthiness.  DEBATE: Comments from Karen Wilkin and Piri Halasz


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Eve Sonneman at Nohra Haime Gallery


Her diptych photographs and a selection of paintings are on view through April 28


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Volta Experiences A Surge


A report from the fair of solo presentations that runs through Sunday