David Carrier

David Carrier has taught philosophy in Pittsburgh and art history in Cleveland. He has published books about art writing; about the methodologies of art history, Poussin’s paintings and Baudelaire’s art criticism, and Rosalind Krauss; and about comic strips, the art museum, and world art history. He is co-author with Joachim Pissarro of Wild Art (2013); their The Blind Spots of Art History: How Wild Art Came to Be - and Be Ignored is forthcoming. He is writing a book about the art gallery.

Author painting by Luca del Baldo



More Articles by David Carrier


Germaine Richer, Don Quichotte à la lance, 1949. Polished natural bronze, 18 x 6-1/4 x 7 inches, Edition 12. Courtesy of Dominique Lévy, New York

Ready for Revival: Germaine Richier’s Figurative Sculptural Fantasies

Saturday, April 12th, 2014

a crowded show of her bronzes at Dominique Lévy and Galerie Perrotin


Eric Fischl, Self-Portrait: An Unfinished Work, 2011. Oil on linen, 84 x 108 inches. Courtesy of Mary Boone Gallery

Too Sincere To Be Ironical: Eric Fischl, Bad Boy

Sunday, March 16th, 2014

A review of his autobiography


Munk-Club

The Art of the Chart: Loren Munk at Freight + Volume

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

The richly contentious art world in lavishly loving detail


Merlin James?, Signal Box, 2009. ?Acrylic and mixed media, ?53 x 57 cm. ?Courtesy the artist

Painting as Signal Box: Merlin James in Berlin

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

His show was at Kunste-Werke Berlin


Gregory Amenoff, Kronos II, 2012. Oil on canvas, 84 x 76 inches. Courtesy of Alexandre Gallery

Secular Exhilerations: Gregory Amenoff and Nature

Sunday, November 17th, 2013

His exhibition, Trace, is at Alexandre gallery through November 23


Arthur Danto (1924-2013). Picture credit to follow

A Perfect Friendship: Remembering Arthur Danto

Wednesday, November 6th, 2013

Arthur Danto (1924-2013)


William Kentridge, Whichever Page You Open, 2013. Drawing, India ink on Craggs Universal Technological Dictionary, 1826, 80-3/4 x 82-5/8 inches. Courtesy of Marian Goodman Gallery

Old Forms For New Uses: William Kentridge at Marian Goodman and the Met

Monday, October 21st, 2013

“He works with archaic materials using self-imposed limitations”