A grateful artist recalls the transformative visits of the legendary Italian collector
Quiet work belies its passionate author.
Victor Pesce: Selections, 1978-2010, on view at Elizabeth Harris Gallery
Clare Weiss, who was Curator of Public Art at New York City Department of Parks and Recreation from 2005-2009, was a determined and enterprising champion of art in public places. She passed away January 11, aged 43, after a protracted battle with breast cancer which began in 2006. Weiss came to art relatively late in…
Duncan Hannah on Richard Merkin
Bloom had inherited a blend of mysticism and harsh realism, reminiscent of Isaac Bashevis Singer.
Konrad was a profound scholar of Raphael, and widely acknowledged as such. He was in addition ‘athletic’ in his appetite for understanding and interpretation, that crossed time and geography. He was therefore both wide and deep.
Willoughby Sharp leaves a legacy that will take many years to catalogue and integrate into the annals of the art world. His wife, the inestimable Pamela Seymour Smith Sharp, will do us all a great service in meeting this task with her keen grace and insight. Like few of his contemporaries, the late self proclaimed…
Art historians usually feel no need to look back at the history of art history. Michael Podro took a different view. He believed that a way to understand visual art was to look critically at the history of art history. His first book The Manifold in Perception: Theories of Art from Kant to Hildebrand (1972) provides…
R.B. Kitaj’s work broke a modernist taboo – before it became fashionable to do so – by being unabashedly literary. Hilton Kramer once complained that his paintings were “littered with ideas.” But as referential as he could be, Kitaj was always a consummately visual artist.