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Wednesday, September 12th, 2018
 
Edward Hopper, Night Window, 1928. Oil on canvas, 29 x 34 inches. Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of John Hay Whitney
Irish-honed literary skills placed at service of cosmopolitan visual culture ...
Tuesday, May 15th, 2018
 
A detail of a painting by Carol Rhodes reproduced in the book under review. (Construction Site, 2003)
New monograph published by Skira Editore ...
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. ...
 

Saturday, January 27th, 2018

cover of the book under review

Wanting to Tell Stories: John Yau’s Wild Children


The occult gives way to novel approaches to what to notice in art.

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

Cover of the book under review

Going His Own Way: A new monograph on Thomas Nozkowski by John Yau


launches a series on contemporary painters, edited by Barry Schwabsky

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

Friday, September 9th, 2016

Rob Pruitt's eBay Flea Market: Year 1, published by bruno, 2015.

Art Sales 2.0 IRL: A Book of Rob Pruitt’s eBay Flea Market


Is he a trickster, or a Warholian innovator? What’s the difference?

Wednesday, August 17th, 2016

Cover of Serious Bidness: The Letters of Richard Bellamy, 2016, by Richard Bellamy. Edited by Miles Bellamy.

Serious Eye: Two New Books About Richard Bellamy


Two new books document the life and letters of the influential dealer.

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.