Writings by David Cohen

John Newman, Blue Ribbon Teardrop, 2008. Wood burl, blown glass, acrylic paint on acqua resin, wood putty, Japanese paper, papier mache, Foamcore, armature wire, string, 14-1/2 x 15-1/2 x 9 inches. The Louis-Dreyfus Family Collection

Generosity of Eye: William Louis-Dreyfus, 1932 to 1984


Countless individuals, institutions, and causes lost a remarkable and irreplaceable friend earlier this fall with his passing


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Clintel Steed at Steven Harvey


A marriage of the plastic and the personal gives his work intensity and edge


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Virva Hinnemo at Anita Rogers


Her exhibition at Anita Rogers continues through June 18.


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“If Only Bella Abzug Were Here” at Marc Straus


Celebrating Bella Abzug and the first time a woman has been named as candidate for president by a major political party.


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“The Conference of The Birds” at Shirley Fiterman Art Center


The exhibition continues through July 9.


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Alain Kirili at Hionas Gallery


His three-sculpture show was on view in April and May


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Thank You For What Is Underneath, Nathlie Provosty


Her extended exhibition closes May 15 at Nathalie Karg on the Lower East Side


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Anne Sherwood Pundyk at Christopher Stout Gallery


“The Revolution will be Painted” was on view in Bushwick in April


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FRIEZE WEEK PICK OF THE DAY: David Humphrey at Fredericks & Freiser at Frieze


David Humphrey’s Fall 2014 show at Fredericks & Freiser, who are affording him a solo spot on their Frieze stand this year, was titled “Work and Play”. For anyone who has ever wondered why painters work and musicians play, this was a great title for Humphrey,  a practitioner of both arts. “Under The Table” is an essay in overlapping and interweaving…


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Dennis Kardon at Valentine


The painter and writer inherits and expands a history of renegade traditions.