Writings by David Carrier

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


Georges Braque, The Billiard Table, 1945. Oil and sand on canvas, 35 x 45 ¾ inches. Tate © 2011 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

Development Issues: Georges Braque at Acquavella Galleries


This magnificent show, on East 79th Street, is up through November 30


Yang Yong's installation, Lightscape, on view at the 2011 Guangzhou Triennial

Forums in Motion: The Guangzhou Triennial


Conference helps put prosperous city on par with more sophisticated Chinese centers


PK-1284

Abstract Expressionism Is Alive and Well in Denmark


Per Kirkeby at Michael Werner Gallery through October 29


Cover of the book under review

China Modernism/Harvard Semiotics


Gao Minglu’s Total Modernity and the Avant-Garde in Twentieth-Century Chinese Art


Tejal Shah, You Too Can Touch the Moon (from the Hijra Fantasy series), 2006. Numbered photograph on archival paper, 147 x 96.5 cm. Courtesy de l’artiste et Project 88, Bombay

Passage to Postmodernity: Paris-Delhi-Bombay


at the Centre Pompidou through September 19


Al Held, Roberta's Trip, 1985. Acrylic on canvas, 96 x 144 inches. Courtesy of Paul Kasmin Gallery, and reproduced in the volume under review

Are You Experienced? Ken Johnson on Psychedelic Consciousness


After you read this book, lots of familiar art will look different


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.