Writings by Stephen Maine

John Zurier, Sorgin, 2013. Oil on linen, 21 x 15 inches. Courtesy the artist and Peter Blum Gallery, New York

One Foot In The Sublime: John Zurier at Peter Blum

The monochrome paintings achieve greater particularity when worked small

Stephen Ellis, Marine, 2012. Oil and alkyd on linen, 26 x 36 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Von Lintel Gallery, NY

Digital Space: Stephen Ellis at Von Lintel

The veteran of “conceptual abstraction” embraces a new metaphor.


In Fashionable Flower: Lee Friedlander’s Mannequins

Reflections of the clamorous streetscape invade the dummies’ glamorous domains

Allison Gildersleeve, Hide Out, 2011. Oil and alkyd on canvas, 52 x 54 inches. Courtesy of Asya Geisberg Gallery

Tunnel Vision: Allison Gildersleeve at Asya Geisberg

Animated touch, sumptuous color and a disquieting absence of context.  Through April 7

Robert Rauschenberg, Untitled [Bathroom Window, Broadway studio], ca. 1961. Gelatin silver print. Photo © Estate of Robert Rauschenberg/VAGA

All the World’s a Combine: Robert Rauschenberg’s Photographs

Review of the new book from D.A.P.

Willem de Kooning, Montauk I, 1969. Oil on canvas, 88 x 77 inches. Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT. © 2011 The Willem de Kooning Foundation/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Roundtable on MoMA’s de Kooning Retrospective

with David Carrier, David Cohen, Ivan Gaskell, Jennifer Riley and Joan Waltemath,


The Reductive Expands: MINUS SPACE will move from 175 feet in Gowanus to a Dumbo loft

Last show in old space closes September 17


Thriving on Drama and Discordance: The Life of Alice Neel

A review of Alice Neel: The Art of Not Sitting Pretty by Phoebe Hoban

Lucian Freud, Man with a Blue Scarf, 2004. Oil on canvas, 66 x 50.8 cm. Private Collection. Lucian Freud archive, photography by John Riddy. Works by Lucian Freud © 2010 Lucian Freud.

Anatomy of a Sitting: Lucian Freud Paints A Portrait

Review of Martin Gayford’s recent book, Man with a Blue Scarf

Hope Gangloff, The Trouble with Paradise, 2009. Acrylic on canvas, 64 x 81 inches. Collection of Cynthia and Stuart Smith

The Aldrich at a Crossroads

Portraiture shows at the Aldrich occasion a portrait of the institution itself