Writings by David Carrier

Installation view: BLACK SWAN Regen Projects, Los Angeles February 25th – April 16, 2011

Swanning Around Ahead of the Oscars: Three Shows in LA


Clare Rojas at Prism, Sam Durant at Blum & Poe and Black Swan at Regan Projects


Robert Rauschenberg, Short Circuit (Combine Painting), 1955. Oil, fabric and paper on wood supports and cabinet with two hinged doors containing a painting by Susan Weil and a reproduction of a Jasper Johns Flag painting by Elaine Sturtevant, 40-3/4 x 37-1/2 x 4-1/4 inches. Courtesy of Gagosian Gallery

Too absorbed by the future to bother about the past: Robert Rauschenberg


If Johns is our Mallarmé, Rauschenberg is our Walt Whitman.


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


extended through March 4


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Arthur Danto: Artist


Musings on the youthful drawing and printmaking activities of an august philosopher and critic.


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The Price of Beauty: Two novels set in the art market


By Nightfall, by Michael Cunningham; An Object of Beauty, by Steve Martin


Lee Krasner, Gaea, 1966.?Oil on canvas, 69 x 125-1/2 inches. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Kay Sage Tanguy Fund?© 2010 The Pollock-Krasner Foundation / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Strong on the Margins: AbEx New York at MoMA


Through April 25, the show draws exclusively from the museum’s collection.


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Public Art and Its Discontents. Julie Mehretu at Goldman Sachs


Visible from the street, but inaccessible close up, Mural like Goldman Sachs itself is powerful but private


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Seeing the World Differently: Bill Berkson’s lectures on art and poetry


A review of Bill Berkson’s “Sudden Address: Selected Lectures 1981-2006″ from Cuneiform Press


Gary Stephan, Untitled, 2007. Acrylic on canvas, 20 x 20 inches. Courtesy devening projects + editions

Transcending Suburbia: An exceptional show of Gary Stephan


Gary Stephan’s ‘Painting And’ was at Woodstock’s Kleinert/James Arts Center this summer.


Nadir Afonso, Composiço Geométrica, 1947

Curved Forms, Out of the Loop: Portugal’s Nadir Afonso


Exhibition continues at Museu do Chiado through October 3