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


Käthe Kollwitz, Seed-Corn Must Not be Ground, 1941. Lithograph , 14.5 x 15.5 inches. Private collection, Courtesy of Galerie St. Etienne

The Volunteers: Graphic Arts by Käthe Kollwitz and Sue Coe

Saturday, February 10th, 2018

An exhibition of powerful political work at Galerie St. Etienne, through March 10


Graham Nickson, Bather with Reflector, 2017. Acrylic on canvas, 108 x 96 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Betty Cuningham Gallery

The Ideal Site: Graham Nickson at Betty Cuningham

Friday, December 15th, 2017

His show is on view through December 22


installation shot of the exhibition under review, courtesy of Jeffrey Deitch

Dispelled Illusions: Kenny Scharf takes on Color Field

Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

on view at Jeffrey Deitch in Soho through December 22


Cover of the book under review

Going His Own Way: A new monograph on Thomas Nozkowski by John Yau

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

launches a series on contemporary painters, edited by Barry Schwabsky


Claude Viallat, 1974/032, 1974. Dye on fabric, 77.2 x 86.6 inches. Courtesy of Ceysson & Bénétière

From Mao to Matisse: Claude Viallat in New York

Saturday, September 2nd, 2017

This survey of the Support/Surface artist, 1967 to 2017, was at Ceysson & Bénétière


Harvey Quaytman, Jacob’s Coat, 1984. Acrylic on canvas, 80 x 80 inches. Courtesy of Van Doren Waxter

Hard-Edge Happiness: The Paintings of Harvey Quaytman

Tuesday, April 18th, 2017

On view at Van Doren Waxter through April 28


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To Organize Delirium: Five Installations by Hélio Oiticica

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

Currently in Chicago, coming to the Whitney this summer