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Tuesday, September 11th, 2018
 
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Instigator of Williamsburg’s Sideshow Nation, an annual show with hundreds of artists ...
Thursday, June 7th, 2018
 
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Despite her range, Hafif was frequently allied with monochrome painters ...
Monday, July 14th, 2014
 
On Kawara, I AM STILL ALIVE, 1970. Telegram, 6 1/2 x 8 inches. Courtesy of the artist.
On Kawara: January 2, 1933 – June, 2014 ...
 

Tuesday, April 1st, 2008

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Michael Podro (1931-2008)


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…

Thursday, November 1st, 2007

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R.B. Kitaj


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.

Tuesday, March 1st, 2005

Milton Resnick Untitled 1984 oil on board, 40 x 30 inches Estate of Milton Resnick, courtesy Robert Miller Gallery, New York

Milton Resnick (1917-2004)


Remarks delivered at a memorial for the artist at St. Marks in the Bowerie

Saturday, January 1st, 2005

Steven Parrino, Process Cult, 2004. Enamel on canvas, diameter 84 inches. Courtesy of the artist and the Whitney Museum of American Art.

Steven Parrino 1958-2005


Included now in “The Shaped Canvas, Revisited,” at Luxembourg & Dayan, Parrino was one of the form’s great innovators.

Monday, November 1st, 2004

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Fermin Rocker 1907-2004


A version of this obituary was published in the London Independent on October 20, 2004 Fermin Rocker himself had recognized that his current show at the Chambers Gallery in London would be his last. For some time he had been tired. His eyes were not as good as they were, and walking the few yards to…

Tuesday, June 1st, 2004

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John Rivers Coplans 1920-2003


Memorial Tribute for John Rivers Coplans (June 24, 1920 – August 21, 2003) Thursday May 20, 2004 The Great Hall, Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art New York City John Coplans. Serial Figures. May 21 – June 26, 2004 Andrea Rosen Gallery 525 West 24th St. New York, NY 10011 John Coplans:…

Monday, December 1st, 2003

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Richard Wollheim: 1923-2003


To me, then, it is as though my body consists of nought but ciphers which give me the key to everything; or as if we could enter into a new and hopeful relationship with the whole of existence if only we began to think with the heart. – Hugo von Hofmannsthal, “The Letter of Lord Chandos”…

Sunday, July 8th, 2001

Alberto Giacometti, Portrait of David Sylvester, 1960. Oil on canvas, 45 11/16 x 35 1/16 inches. Private Collection

The Golden Lion of English Artwriting: David Sylvester, 1924-2001


he described art as well as any writer in English since Ruskin.