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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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.


David Hammons, Untitled, 2010. Mixed media, 108 x 84 inches. Courtesy of L&M Arts.

Abstract Painting Under Wraps: David Hammons at L&M Arts

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

A Pick from the Archives because this exhibition is worth remembering for a variety of reasons.


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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