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Wednesday, May 10th, 2017
 
Cover of the book under review. Image courtesy of the publisher.
A look at eight years of writing by Bob Nickas. ...
Friday, September 9th, 2016
 
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Is he a trickster, or a Warholian innovator? What’s the difference? ...
Wednesday, August 17th, 2016
 
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Two new books document the life and letters of the influential dealer. ...
 

Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

Bram van der Velde, caption details to follow

“The Impregnable Without”: Samuel Beckett and Painting


Review of “Beckett’s Thing” by David Lloyd

Friday, April 14th, 2017

Glenn Adamson

Narrowing the Field: The Fate of Genius in the Age of the Readymade


A review of Art in the Making by Glenn Adamson and Julia Bryan-Wilson

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

Sean Scully, 2014. Photo: Courtesy Museum Ludwig

A Natural-Born Storyteller: The Writings of Sean Scully


Inner: The Collected Writings and Selected Interviews of Sean Scully

Sunday, December 18th, 2016

Cover of the book under review. Courtesy of New Directions Publishing.

“Romantic and adventurous language”: Robert Walser’s Critical Essays


A new anthology of translated essays by the critic Robert Walser — with needed insights for the contemporary era.

Saturday, November 19th, 2016

Liam Gillick, Industry and Intelligence: Contemporary Art Since 1820 (Columbia University Press, 2016). Courtesy the publisher.

Pedagogy on the Loose: A Book of Lectures by Liam Gillick


Industry and Intelligence: Contemporary Art Since 1820

Saturday, June 4th, 2016

Excerpt from the projection work Shadow Theater, published in Marcel Broodthaers: My Ogre Book, Shadow Theater, Midnight (Siglio, 2016).

Ad Absurdum: A Collection of Poems by Marcel Broodthaers


I new translation collects two poems and a suite of appropriated images in one volume.

Monday, April 11th, 2016

Barry Schwabsky photographed by Mathias Augustyniak Poetry Marathon, Serpentine Gallery, London, 2009 © M/M (Paris)

Perceptual Inventory: A New Anthology by Barry Schwabsky


The poet-critic’s recent writing for The Nation is collected by Verso.

Friday, April 8th, 2016

Jim DIne

Complicated Ventures: Jim Dine’s Poems


“a seamless controlling ear gives them weight and authenticity”

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

Cover of the book under review. Courtesy of La Fábrica.

“No doubt she’s in control”: A New Niki de Saint Phalle Monograph


An oft-overlooked and misunderstood painter and sculptor gets a close look by the Guggenheim Bilbao

Wednesday, February 24th, 2016

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In the Beginning was the Image: Julian Bell and Archie Rand Paint the Bible


“What’s the right visual style for presenting Christian or Jewish texts? “