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



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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.


Shirley Kaneda, Restrained Decadence , 2014. Acrylic and linen on canvas, 64 x 54 inches. Courtesy of Galerie Richard

The Painterly and the Linear: Shirley Kaneda and Robert Mangold

Saturday, May 10th, 2014

Slow abstractionists of contrasting sensibility in overlapping Chelsea shows


Germaine Richer, Don Quichotte à la lance, 1949. Polished natural bronze, 18 x 6-1/4 x 7 inches, Edition 12. Courtesy of Dominique Lévy, New York

Ready for Revival: Germaine Richier’s Figurative Sculptural Fantasies

Saturday, April 12th, 2014

a crowded show of her bronzes at Dominique Lévy and Galerie Perrotin


Eric Fischl, Self-Portrait: An Unfinished Work, 2011. Oil on linen, 84 x 108 inches. Courtesy of Mary Boone Gallery

Too Sincere To Be Ironical: Eric Fischl, Bad Boy

Sunday, March 16th, 2014

A review of his autobiography


Munk-Club

The Art of the Chart: Loren Munk at Freight + Volume

Thursday, March 13th, 2014

The richly contentious art world in lavishly loving detail


Merlin James?, Signal Box, 2009. ?Acrylic and mixed media, ?53 x 57 cm. ?Courtesy the artist

Painting as Signal Box: Merlin James in Berlin

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

His show was at Kunste-Werke Berlin


Gregory Amenoff, Kronos II, 2012. Oil on canvas, 84 x 76 inches. Courtesy of Alexandre Gallery

Secular Exhilerations: Gregory Amenoff and Nature

Sunday, November 17th, 2013

His exhibition, Trace, is at Alexandre gallery through November 23