Writings by David Cohen

Nicole Wittenberg, The Countess 2 (London on October 15th, 2010), oil on canvas, 29 x 33 inches. Courtesy of Freight & Volume

When Academic Isn’t a Dirty Word

The Arts and Letters ceremonial is the art world’s Oscars

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