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


A Passionate Visual Idiom: Carmen Herrera at the Whitney

Thursday, October 20th, 2016

A segment of her long career leaves a critic hungry for more


Terrestrial Studio: Dennis Oppenheim at Storm King

Tuesday, September 20th, 2016

Sculpture made for the outdoors, on view through November

cover of the book under review

Landscape of the Self: Adele Tutter on Philip Johnson’s Glass House

Thursday, September 1st, 2016

Dream House. An Intimate Portrait of the Philip Johnson Glass House by Adele Tutter


FRIEZE WEEK PICK OF THE DAY: Marianne Vitale at Contemporary Fine Art, Berlin at Frieze

Saturday, May 7th, 2016

A “common crossing” is a ubiquitous railroad switch. Laid down horizontally, inserted in the railroad tracks, these ‘frogs’ guide trains crossing from one line to the next. Just as Duchamp transfigured an ordinary men’s urinal into an artwork, by rotating Fountain ninety degree out of the everyday world, so by revolving her ‘frogs’ into a vertical…

Barry Schwabsky photographed by Mathias Augustyniak Poetry Marathon, Serpentine Gallery, London, 2009 © M/M (Paris)

Perceptual Inventory: A New Anthology by Barry Schwabsky

Monday, April 11th, 2016

The poet-critic’s recent writing for The Nation is collected by Verso.


In the Beginning was the Image: Julian Bell and Archie Rand Paint the Bible

Wednesday, February 24th, 2016

“What’s the right visual style for presenting Christian or Jewish texts? “

Martha Diamond, Untitled, 2002. Oil on panel, 12 x 10 inches. Courtesy of Alexandre Gallery

An Awesome Pursuit of Variety: Martha Diamond’s Little Pictures

Saturday, February 20th, 2016

A show of recent paintings was her first at Alexandre Gallery