Writings by David Carrier

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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


Bill Beckley, Station 1, 2002. Cibachrome photograph, 81 x 44 inches. Courtesy of Tony Sharfrazi Gallery

Silently Still Among Us: The beauty of Bill Beckley


Bill Beckley at Tony Shafrazi Gallery, May 15 to July 30, 2010


Christopher Wool, She Smiles For The Camera I, 2005. Enamel on linen, 104 X 78 inches. Courtesy Luhring Augustine

Painting Abstraction by Bob Nickas


In the 1980s, when painting was commonly said to be dead, many group shows were devoted to abstraction.


Andy Warhol, Rorschach, 1984. Acrylic on canvas, 158 x 110 inches. The Baltimore Museum of Art: Purchase with funds provided by Laura R. Burrows-Jackson, Baltimore; and partial gift of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. © 2010 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. Photo: Mitro Hood

Mysterious to the End: Andy Warhol’s late work


Andy Warhol: The Last Decade at the Brooklyn Museum.


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Seeing Out Louder: Art Criticism 2003-2009 by Jerry Saltz


Saltz is a great art writer who rarely fails to amuse, entertain and instruct