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


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


Sean Scully, 2014. Photo: Courtesy Museum Ludwig

A Natural-Born Storyteller: The Writings of Sean Scully

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

Inner: The Collected Writings and Selected Interviews of Sean Scully