Writings by David Cohen

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The Review Panel Philadelphia, February 17


theartblog once described The Review Panel Philadelphia as ““The highlight of formal art criticism in Philadelphia”. So if you find yourself in the City of Brotherly Love Wednesday evening, be sure to join the discussion at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts where my guests are Erick Miller, Judith Schaechter and Barry Schwabsky. The shows up for discussion are by Sarah Gamble and…


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Jonathan Lasker at Cheim & Read


Lasker is surely one of the most ambivalence-inducing abstract painters to have emerged from the postmodern storm clouds of the 1980s


Carla Gannis, Nude Descending a Staircase, 2015. 4K video, 3:37. Courtesy of the Artist

Carla Gannis at Transfer


Her show of selfies is on view through March 12


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The Review Panel moves to Brooklyn: Siri Hustvedt, Roberta Smith, Alexi Worth are first guests


Brooklyn Public Library, 10 Grand Army Plaza, Tuesday, February 9 at 7pm


David Bowie in the role of Andy Warhol in Basquiat (1996: dir. Julian Schnabel)

The Thin White Duke: David Bowie, 1947-2016


Bowie discusses art – making it and collecting it – in this interview from 1994


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Old Year’s Resolutions: Eight great shows I didn’t review


Jpegs were gathered, soundbites poised, but circumstances got the better of noble intentions


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“Cyborg” at Zürcher Gallery, “Devotion” at Catinca Tabacaru Gallery


Two group exhibitions curated by exhibiting artist William Corwin


Ellen Harvey: Metal Painting, 2015. Detail. 887 paintings in oil on plywood, magnets, steel wall, overall: 15 x 24 feet. Commissioned by the Barnes Foundation. Photo: Rick Echelmeyer.

Ellen Harvey at the Barnes Foundation


Harvey has painted a portrait, in silhouette, of each metal piece hanging in the Barnes


Pablo Picasso, Bull, 1958. Blockboard (wood base panel), palm frond and various other tree branches, eyebolt, nails, and screws, with drips of alkyd and pencil markings, 56-3/4 x 46-1/8 x 4-1/8 inches. The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Picasso in 3-D: A Roundtable of Sculptors, with Alain Kirili, Michelle Segre and Rebecca Smith


MoMA’s exhibition is on view through February 7


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Inside the Zlamany Studio: A Photo Essay by Robert Banat


As Brenda Zlamany paints a portrait she becomes the subject of two others