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 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


Harry Roseman, March 25, 2005.

Snips and Snaps: Harry Roseman’s Haircuts at Sacha & Olivier

Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

A show that gives new meaning to “salon hang”


JEFF KOONS, Split-Rocker, 2000, stainless steel, soil, geotextile fabric, internal irrigation system, and live flowering plants, 446 7/8 x 483 1/8 x 427 5/8 inches (1,135.1 x 1,227.1 x 1,086.2 cm), edition of 1, plus 1 AP © Jeff Koons. Photo by Tom Powel Imaging

Jeff Koons: Split-Rocker at Rockefeller Center

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

Signalling the waning days of summer, a planter and a readymade


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A Dispatch from “Manifesta 10″

Monday, August 25th, 2014

David Carrier reports on the politics and curatorial gambits of “Manifesta 10,” now on view in St. Petersburg.


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Outside the Box: David Carrier on the Legacy of Shaped Canvases

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

Two exhibitions chronicle the disparate and sometimes radical uses of shaped canvases since the 1960s.