David Cohen

David Cohen is editor and publisher of artcritical as well as a regular contributor. He is founder-moderator of The Review Panel, the critics' forum hosted by Brooklyn Public Library (formerly National Academy Museum, New York, and Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia) and podcast here at artcritical. He was Gallery Director at the New York Studio School from 2001-10 and art critic and contributing editor at the New York Sun from 2003-08.

Born in London and educated at the University of Sussex and at the Courtauld Institute of Art, David wrote for leading newspapers and magazines in England and around the world before emigrating to the United States in 1999. His books include "Serban Savu" (Hatje Cantz verlag, 2011) and "Alex Katz Collages: A catalogue raisonné" (Colby College Museum of Art, 2005).

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Featured item from THE LIST: Mark Sheinkman at Lennon, Weinberg, Inc.

Thursday, May 16th, 2019

Saturday is the last day not only to see Sheinkman’s show but alas any show at Lennon, Weinberg, Inc. as the gallery is closing after a long run of operations in multiple neighborhoods. artcritical wishes Jill Weinberg Adams an active and contented retirement, richly deserved, and takes this opportunity to express deep gratitude for the many…


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A Blast from the Past: David Cohen on Charles Spurrier in December 2000

Saturday, May 4th, 2019

as his show of new works opens in Brooklyn’s 490 Atlantic Avenue


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Featured item from THE LIST: Mira Schor at Lyles & King

Friday, April 19th, 2019

Mira Schor: California Paintings: 1971-1973 In 1972, NYU graduate Mira Schor headed to LA to enroll in the fabled Feminist Art Program which Judy Chicago and Miriam Schapiro had recently brought to CalArts. Schor also participated in the experimental Womanhouse project that same year. Fresh with youthful idealism, many of these works haven’t been since…


William Corwin, Lenten Altar at the Judson Memorial Church, 2019, with Teeth, 2018, hydrocal and sand, detail. Photo: Tommy Mintz

Angels for Lent: William Corwin at the Judson Memorial Church

Monday, April 15th, 2019

A celebration of his residency is this Tuesday, 5PM to 7.30PM


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Featured item from THE LIST: Brian O’Doherty in conversation with Brenda Moore-McCann

Saturday, March 30th, 2019

Today (Saturday) at 5pm With introductory remarks by Prem Krishnamurthy, Printed Matter, Inc., 231 11th Avenue at 22nd Street Like her subject, Brian O’Doherty-expert Brenda Moore-McCann is a true Irish polymath—for one thing, they are both qualified as medical doctors. Moore-McCann, who teaches at Trinity College, Dublin, is the author of Brian O’Doherty/Patrick Ireland: Between Categories…


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Featured from THE LIST: Karen Heagle “Invocations” at Sargent’s Daughters

Saturday, March 23rd, 2019

In the last century one might have visited modern masters at the Guggenheim or the Modern blithely unaware that the uniformed custodian at one’s side was another in the making, say Jackson Pollock or Robert Ryman. A higher percentage of visitors to Matthew Marks Gallery, however, intuit that the incredibly helpful and respectfully engaging woman behind…


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Featured item from THE LIST: Gerard Mossé at Marlborough Gallery

Thursday, November 29th, 2018

If the opening scene from 2001: A Space Odyssey were painted by an Abstract Expressionist the result might resemble a Gerard Mossé with his typical hi-tech totem pulsating with ethereal, other worldly light. The North African-born New Yorker has a preternatural capacity to enlist color to the service of such electric glow one is tempted to check if…