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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. ...
 

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016

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A Holy Grail: Edmund de Waal’s Pilgrimage in Porcelain


The White Road: Journey into an Obsession is his new book

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

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A Broader View of Sculpture: Two Books by Artists on the Perception of their Medium


The Elements of Sculpture by Herbert George and The Cardiff Tapes by Garth Evans

Thursday, December 31st, 2015

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“I Build Ruins”: Charles Simonds and the Dwellings of his Little People


His new memoir, Dwelling, is published by Walther König

Friday, December 25th, 2015

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Carnival Fun-House: Alva Noë’s Strange Tools


Reviewer to philosopher: Check your privilege

Saturday, November 14th, 2015

Susan Bee, Recalculating, 2010. Oil on linen, 16 x 20 inches. Courtesy of the artist and A.I.R. Gallery.

Working Together: A New Book on Words and Art


An anthology of essays on poet-artist collaborations, recently published by Cuneiform Press.

Thursday, November 12th, 2015

Agnes Martin, Homage to Greece, 1959. Oil, canvas collage, and nails on panel, 12 x 12 inches.

Mythos and History: A New Agnes Martin Biography


A new biography of the idiosyncratic and influential painter untangles myth and fact.

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

View of "Diary: How to Improve the World (You Will Only Make Matters Worse)," 2015, by John Cage, published by Siglio Press. Courtesy of Siglio.

“Paper Should Be Edible, Nutritious”: John Cage’s Diary


The radically inventive and prolific musician’s ethics and curiosity are revealed in a new diary facsimile by Siglio Press.

Thursday, September 17th, 2015

Suzan Frecon, erre verte, 2014. Oil on linen, two panels, 108 x 87 3/8 x 1 1/2 inches overall. Courtesy of the artist and David Zwirner Gallery.

Light and Liminality: Looking at Suzan Frecon


How and why Suzan Frecon’s recent work really succeeds, bending light and color.

Thursday, July 16th, 2015

From Suite Vénitienne by Sophie Calle, published by Siglio, 2015. Images and text copyrighted and provided courtesy of the artist.

Sophie Calle’s Suite Vénitienne: Following as Performance and Book


A new book by Siglio reproduces Calle’s 1980 performance, following a near-stranger through Venice.

Sunday, June 21st, 2015

Art Green, Second Sight, 1986. Oil on canvas over MDF, 25 3/4 x 22 3/4 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Garth Greenan.

Layer by Layer: Art Green’s Complex Paintings


A book of the painter’s work captures his complicated use of collage, illusion, and narrative.