Writings by Stephen Maine

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,


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


Last show in old space closes September 17


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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


Dennis Hollingsworth, Todo es Igual, 2011. Oil on canvas over panel, 32 x 24 inches. Courtesy of Nichole Klagsbrun, New York, NY

Variety Trumps Argument at the Bronx River Art Center


The Working Title,  a raucous survey of contemporary abstraction with an undercurrent of humor, until April 29


Wallace Whitney, Quarry, 2010. Oil on canvas, 80 x 70 inches. Courtesy of Horton Gallery

The Big (Juicy) Apple: Three current shows of abstract painterliness


Russell Roberts at Heskin Contemporary, Cynthia Hartling at Janet Kurnatowski, and Wallace Whitney at Horton


Sandi Slone, The Buxom Eye, 2009. Oil, acrylic on canvas, 20 x 66 inches. Courtesy of the Artist

The Buxom Eye of Sandi Slone


Essay from the artist’s exhibition at Elizabeth Leach Gallery, Portland, Oregon, October 7 to 30, 2010


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The Last Roar of Leon Golub


Leon Golub: Live and Die Like a Lion, at the Drawing Center, through July 23