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

Installation view, "The Accidental Poet: Bill Beckley—1968-1978," 2015, at Albertz Benda.

Accidentally on Purpose: Bill Beckley at Albertz Benda

Saturday, October 3rd, 2015

The gallery presents a retrospective of the poet-artist’s varied oeuvre.


Always a Painter: Lawrence Carroll in Bologna

Monday, April 20th, 2015

“Ghost House” was at Museo d’Arte Moderna di Bologna

Jiri Georg Dokoupil, Untitled, 2014. Soap-lye and pigments on canvas, 98 1/2 x 118 1/8 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Paul Kasmin Gallery.

Pop History: Jiri Georg Dokoupil’s Modernist Bubbles

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

The artist uses an idiosyncratic technique to make colorful paintings of bubbles, following in a long line of Modernists.

Ed Clark, New Orleans Series #4, 2012. Acrylic on canvas,  53 x 66 inches.
Courtesy of the artist and Stella Jones Gallery, New Orleans.

Notes from NOLA: Two Shows in New Orleans

Monday, February 16th, 2015

Two shows highlight the work of contemporary New Orleans artists and others connected to the city.

Installation shot of the exhibition under review showing the third of three floors. Photo by Maris Hutchinson/EPW All artworks © Chris Ofili. Courtesy David Zwirner, New York/London

Other Stories: Chris Ofili at the New Museum

Saturday, January 31st, 2015

A masterful exhibition, closing this weekend

Shepard Fairey, St. Mark’s horses, 2009. Screenprint, 27-1/2 x 35-1/2 inches, edition of 250. Courtesy of the Artist

Be Wild and Obey: Shepard Fairey in Naples

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

In the one neighborhood where there’s little graffiti, a show of street art

Installation shot, Spaced Out - Migration To The Interior, lower floor. Photo: Greg Mionske / Red Bull Content Pool

Total Work of Art: “Spaced Out” at Red Bull Studios

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Curated by Phong Bui, works and installation alike evoke psychedelic experience