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Jason Brinkerhoff, No. 41, Untitled, 2013. Graphite, colored pencil, wax pastel, and spray paint on paper, 12 15?16 × 10 inches.
Taking a cue from Morton Feldman’s remark that “the love of the past in art is something very different to the artist than it is to the audience,” it’s fair to assume that the audience can remain attached to their...
 
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Jack Bush Ex on Spring Green, June 1974 acrylic on canvas, 160 x 195.5 cm (63.25 x 77 in.) Collection of H. Arnold and Blema Steinberg. . © Estate of Jack Bush / SODRAC (2014). Photo: Michael Cullen, TPG Digital Art Services

“Playful, Searching and Mischievous”: The Paintings of Jack Bush


Review of the catalog accompanying first major retrospective in 35 years


Richard Tuttle, Step by Step, 2002. Series of 41 unique woodcuts, printed in colors on Saunders Waterford 140 lb paper, 80 x 40 3/4 inches. © Richard Tuttle/Universal Limited Art Editions.

Natural History: Richard Tuttle’s Prints


A new monograph surveying prints by the influential multi-media artist shows his quixotic approach and affinity to a kind of natural abstraction.


Dorothy Iannone: You Who Read Me With Passion Now Must Forever Be My Friends, Siglio, 2014.

Dorothy Iannone: The Book of Love


Siglio’s new book of collected works gives an overview of the startling artist’s affectionate, erotic drawings.


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Two Works by Robert Seydel


Two new artist’s books collect three works by poet and collagist Robert Seydel.


Anders Zorn, After the Bath, 1895. Oil on canvas, 21 x 14 inches. National Museum, Stockholm

“To steal its secret and beauty”: Anders Zorn, Sweden’s Underrated Master of Naturalism


Major monograph is from Rizzoli


Matt Freedman, excerpt from Relatively Indolent But Relentless: A Cancer Treatment Journal, 2014.

Cancer, Chemo, Comedy: David Brody on Matt Freedman’s Cancer Treatment Journal


David Brody on Matt Freedman’s dark, comic, and touching memoir of recovery from cancer.


Eric Fischl, Self-Portrait: An Unfinished Work, 2011. Oil on linen, 84 x 108 inches. Courtesy of Mary Boone Gallery

Too Sincere To Be Ironical: Eric Fischl, Bad Boy


A review of his autobiography


Words For Art

Too Smart To Be Caught In A System: Barry Schwabsky’s Words for Art


“Schwabsky is a master of concision”


cover of book under review. Chris Johanson, Survey by Bob Nickas, Interview by Corrina Peipon, Focus by Julie Deamer, writings by Chris Johanson, £35 / €49.95 / $59.95, Phaidon 2013, www.phaidon.com

In Praise of Peaceful Art: A Chris Johanson Monograph


The first comprehensive survey of the “underground” artist


Cover of the book under discussion

The Early Developmental Stage: A Dialogue on the Contemporary Chinese Art World with Author Karen Smith


Her latest book is As Seen 2011: Notable Artworks by Chinese Artists