David Cohen

David Cohen is editor and publisher of artcritical as well as a regular contributor. He is founder-moderator of The Review Panel, the critics' forum hosted by Brooklyn Public Library (formerly National Academy Museum, New York, and Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia) and podcast here at artcritical. He was Gallery Director at the New York Studio School from 2001-10 and art critic and contributing editor at the New York Sun from 2003-08.

Born in London and educated at the University of Sussex and at the Courtauld Institute of Art, David wrote for leading newspapers and magazines in England and around the world before emigrating to the United States in 1999. His books include "Serban Savu" (Hatje Cantz verlag, 2011) and "Alex Katz Collages: A catalogue raisonné" (Colby College Museum of Art, 2005).

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William Corwin, Lenten Altar at the Judson Memorial Church, 2019, with Teeth, 2018, hydrocal and sand, detail. Photo: Tommy Mintz

Angels for Lent: William Corwin at the Judson Memorial Church

Monday, April 15th, 2019

A celebration of his residency is this Tuesday, 5PM to 7.30PM


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Featured item from THE LIST: Brian O’Doherty in conversation with Brenda Moore-McCann

Saturday, March 30th, 2019

Today (Saturday) at 5pm With introductory remarks by Prem Krishnamurthy, Printed Matter, Inc., 231 11th Avenue at 22nd Street Like her subject, Brian O’Doherty-expert Brenda Moore-McCann is a true Irish polymath—for one thing, they are both qualified as medical doctors. Moore-McCann, who teaches at Trinity College, Dublin, is the author of Brian O’Doherty/Patrick Ireland: Between Categories…


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Featured from THE LIST: Karen Heagle “Invocations” at Sargent’s Daughters

Saturday, March 23rd, 2019

In the last century one might have visited modern masters at the Guggenheim or the Modern blithely unaware that the uniformed custodian at one’s side was another in the making, say Jackson Pollock or Robert Ryman. A higher percentage of visitors to Matthew Marks Gallery, however, intuit that the incredibly helpful and respectfully engaging woman behind…


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Featured item from THE LIST: Gerard Mossé at Marlborough Gallery

Thursday, November 29th, 2018

If the opening scene from 2001: A Space Odyssey were painted by an Abstract Expressionist the result might resemble a Gerard Mossé with his typical hi-tech totem pulsating with ethereal, other worldly light. The North African-born New Yorker has a preternatural capacity to enlist color to the service of such electric glow one is tempted to check if…


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Myrrhbearers of Park Avenue: Highlights from TEFAF New York Fall 2018

Wednesday, October 31st, 2018

The author’s personal picks from the fabled fair


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Featured item from THE LIST: Don Porcaro at Hudson Boulevard Park

Saturday, October 13th, 2018

Before the extended 7 Subway and Escheresque observation platform arrived in the overnight neighborhood of glass and steel behemoths that is Hudson Yards, Hell’s Kitchen was home already to a thriving artistic community. One longtime resident is Don Porcaro, and for the last month, examples of his unmistakable, stacked cylindrical “Talisman” sculptures, whimsical stupas in…


Featured item from THE LIST: Judith Murray at Sundaram Tagore Gallery

Saturday, September 29th, 2018

Despite an air of uninhibited, expressive spontaneity, the dense and busy paintings of Judith Murray play by strict rules. Since her debut in a lauded 1976 solo at Betty Parsons, she has restricted her palette within each work or group, developed a tight lexicon of strokes and shapes, and included her trademark bar at the…