Writings by David Cohen

Sarah Peters: Figureheads


Sarah Peters possesses an uncanny ability to combine an intense frontality with full sculptural consideration of an object in the round: you are compelled to circumnavigate while also pulled back to her figure’s hieratic gaze. A talk by the artist Saturday afternoon at 3PM promises to be well attended and illuminating, an antidote to fair…


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Short Report from Frieze: Hudson “FYI” and Cameron in “Spotlight”


Cameron was known equally as a painter, actress and witch.


Diana Cooper, Wall Piece, 2018. Mixed media, dimensions variable. Photo: artcritical

Mappa Mundi: Diana Cooper at the Studio School


“It is as if she didn’t get the memo that drawing has an end.” Show closes Sunday


Chinese restaurant Selfie with unintended symbolic significance

Assistant to the Editor


Research assistant/archivist sought


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War of Independence


Why this critic might be done with the Independent Art Fair


The Art Show at the Park Avenue Armory


Don’t wait until next week to get into fair mood: This year, for venue scheduling reasons, The Art Show, the ADAA’s annual outing at the Park Avenue Armory, precedes the onslaught on the piers—the other Armory. And, like years past, it’s proving to be the place for aesthetic delectation. For this reviewer it would be…


William T. Williams, Spring Lake, 1988-2003. Acrylic on canvas, 75 x 44 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Michael Rosenfeld Gallery

Drill Hall Delectations: The Art Show at the Armory


Don’t wait until next week to get into fair mood. The Art Show, through Sunday


A PICK FROM THE ARCHIVES: Studio Visit with Clintel Steed


” I fight to stay myself. I do paint a lot of motifs sometimes, I do have a lot of things going on, but I’m always just searching for that purity. I am always trying to be affected by where I am at, where I am standing at the moment. I am using history, I…


Featured item from THE LIST: Luisa Rabbia, opening Friday at Peter Blum


At once intimate and sumptuous, Zen and nerdy, aloof and intricate, Luisa Rabbia “Death&Birth” cycle is a monument to nuttiness—an existential comment, in itself, perhaps, upon the sublime absurdity of existence. A pair of gargantuan murals represents the moments of entry and departure, complemented by three of her LingamYoni series (pictured) at a relatively modest height…


Francisco de Goya, Leave it all to Providence (Dejalo todo a la probidencia), 1816-20. Black ink and gray wash, Thaw Collection, The Morgan Library & Museum

Eugene Thaw in his Own Words: The late collector and philanthropist interviewed in 1996


An exhibition of his bequests closes at the Morgan Library January 7