Writings by David Carrier

Cover of the book under discussion

The Early Developmental Stage: A Dialogue on the Contemporary Chinese Art World with Author Karen Smith

Her latest book is As Seen 2011: Notable Artworks by Chinese Artists

Al Held, The Yellow X, 1965. Acrylic on canvas, 90 x 144 inches. Courtesy Cheim & Read, New York

Visually Self-Evident: Al Held’s Alphabet Paintings at Cheim & Read

Paintings of astonishing variety, through April 20

Luca Del Baldo, Thomas McEvilley - The Visionary Academy of Ocular Mentality, 2010. Oil on Belgian linen, 40 x 30 cm. Collection of Thomas McEvilley. Courtesy of the Artist.

Fearless and Philosophical, Subtle and Inquisitive: Thomas McEvilley, 1939-2013

The Sanskrit scholar who took on MoMA

installation shot of the exhibition under review, courtesy of Lennon, Weinberg, Inc.

In Search of the Mutable: Peter Soriano at Lennon Weinberg

“To deconstruct painting is also simultaneously to reconstruct this medium”

David Salle's Tapestries/Battles/Allegories at Lever House, installation shot, courtesy Lever House Art Collection

David Salle 24/7: A Show at Lever House

Tapestries/Battles/Allegories was on view until January 25th

Eugène Leroy, Nu blanc couché au grand visage, 1991 [detail]. Oil on canvas, 38 1/4 x 57 1/2 inches. Courtesy Michael Werner Gallery

An Extreme Painter: Eugène Leroy at Michael Werner

Nudes on view through January 5

Alan Shields, Maze, 1981-82. Acrylic and thread on canvas, cotton belting, Velcro, aluminum pipe, 87 x 219 x 219 inches. Courtesy of Greenberg Van Doren Gallery

A Maze and Grace: Alan Shields takes Color Field for a Walk

Alan Shield’s Maze is on view at Greenberg Van Doren through December 21

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