Writings by David Carrier

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.


Gerhard Richter, Grau, 1974. Oil on canvas, 78 3/4 x 59 1/8 inches. Private Collection. Photo Nicholas Moss

Its a Gray Old World: Grisaille at Luxembourg & Dayan


Not just another color: grisaille in historically diverse show


Bob Thompson, Study for Expulsion and Nativity, 1966. oil pastel and ink on paper, 9 x 12 inches. Courtesy of Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects

Looking to Poussin: Bob Thompson’s Drawings


on view at at Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects through January 8


Eija-Liisa Ahtila, The Annunciation, 2010. Video still. Courtesy of Marian Goodman Gallery

Art at Christmas: Fernando Botero, Elija-Liisa Ahtila, Ludwig Blum


From different traditions, presented in varied contexts, a trinity of artists reveals mystic truths.


cover of the book under review

Caravaggio: James Dean of Baroque Painters


Andrew Graham-Dixon’s Caravaggio: A Life Sacred and Profane