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


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


Yosef Zaritsky, Yehiam (Life on the Kibbutz), 1951. Oil on burlap mounted on canvas, 208 × 228 cm. Collection Tel Aviv Museum of Art

Postwar: A Revisionist Vision from Munich

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

An major survey exhibition at the Haus der Kunst offers a global approach


Guggi, Dusk, 2016. Oil on canvas, 35-3/8 x 35-3/8 inches. Courtesy of the Artist and Yoshii Gallery, New York

Serial Bowls: The Still Life Paintings of Guggi

Thursday, January 5th, 2017

Ex-Virgin Prune Guggi is a cult figure in Ireland


Marina Abramovic, The Hero II, 2001 (2008). Gelatin silver print, 35 x 35 inches. Courtesy of David Nolan Gallery

Vive La Revolution

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

American Artists and the Communist Party at St. Etienne, George Grosz: Politics and Influence at Nolan


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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