Writings by David Carrier

Jiro Yoshihara, Work, 1965. Oil on canvas, 71-5/8 x 89-3/8 inches. Courtesy of Hauser & Wirth

What if…? Gutai, Japan’s New York School


A Visual Essay on Gutai at Hauser & Wirth, through October 27


Pierre Soulages, Painting, November 20, 1956 (Peinture, 20 novembre 1956), 1956 Oil on canvas, 195 x 130.2 cm. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York © 2012 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris

Sweeney Guards the Horned Gates: International Abstraction and the Guggenheim


A recent show celebrated collecting tastes of the 1950s


Rudolf Stingel, Untitled, 1987. Oil and enamel on canvas, 78 by 186 inches. Courtesy of Paula Cooper Gallery

Abstraction Goes Underground: The Painting Factory at LA MoCA


“Abstraction After Warhol” featured 11 painters, most not using brushes


Wu Guangzhong, Pines and Rocks of the Lao Mountains," 1987, Ink and color on rice paper, H. 70.9 in x W. 37.4 in (180 x 95 cm), Shanghai Art Museum

A Triumphant Survivor: The Ink Paintings of Wu Guanzhong


His show this spring was at the Asia Society


André Masson, Corrida au soleil, 1936. Oil on canvas, 29-3/8 x 50-3/4 inches. © 2012 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris. Courtesy Blain Di Donna

“Desire Causes the Current to Flow”: André Masson’s Innovations in Taste


A twenty year survey of the Surrealist master at Blain/Di Donna through June 15


Carol Szymanski, Ceci n'est pas un Kosuth, 2012. Blue fluorescent light, approx. 34 x 34 inches. Courtesy of Guided By Invoices

How Capitalism Functions: Carol Syzmanski at Guided by Invoices


“this marvelously suggestive mini-retrospective” is up through May 26


Jacqueline Humphries, Untitled, 2012. Oil on canvas, 80 x 87 inches. Courtesy of Greene Naftali Gallery

Skepticism Free: The Abstract Paintings of Jacqueline Humphries


A review of her recent show at Greene Naftali


Thornton Dial, Untitled, c. 2003. Mixed Media, 48 x 34 inches. Courtesy of Allegra Laviola Gallery

From Rags to… Found Boots, Gloves and Soda Cans: The Richness of Thornton Dial


Dispatch from New Orleans while work also on view at Andrew Edlin Gallery in Chelsea


James Cahill, courtesy UC Berkeley

“A Pure and Remote View”: James Cahill on Scholarship and the Web


A veteran historian of Chinese and Japanese art


Guercino (Francesco Barbieri), Et in Arcadia Ego, 1618-22. Oil on canvas, 82 x 91 cm. Galleria Borghese, Rome

Working Space 1600: Shows in Rome of Guercino, Caravaggio and their Contemporaries


Reflections on Baroque painting and modernism.