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Matt Freedman, excerpt from Relatively Indolent But Relentless: A Cancer Treatment Journal, 2014.
David Brody on Matt Freedman’s dark, comic, and touching memoir of recovery from cancer. ...
 
Barry Schwabsky. Photo credit to follow
“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
The first comprehensive survey of the “underground” artist ...
 


Robert Rauschenberg, Untitled [Bathroom Window, Broadway studio], ca. 1961. Gelatin silver print. Photo © Estate of Robert Rauschenberg/VAGA

All the World’s a Combine: Robert Rauschenberg’s Photographs


Review of the new book from D.A.P.


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Caravaggio: James Dean of Baroque Painters


Andrew Graham-Dixon’s Caravaggio: A Life Sacred and Profane


Martha Wilson (with sound by Ron Littke), Martha Wilson as Barbara Bush, March 11, 1991. Color video with sound 7 mins., 23 secs. Courtesy of Martha Wilson

Making Up: Martha Wilson Sourcebook from Independent Curators International


First in a projected series, a new kind of monograph.


Cover of the book under review

China Modernism/Harvard Semiotics


Gao Minglu’s Total Modernity and the Avant-Garde in Twentieth-Century Chinese Art


Cover of the book under review

“The Psycho-Historical Backdrop”: New Cuban Art of the 1980s and ’90s


Rachel Weiss’s To and from Utopia in the New Cuban Art, from Minnesota


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Thriving on Drama and Discordance: The Life of Alice Neel


A review of Alice Neel: The Art of Not Sitting Pretty by Phoebe Hoban


Edouard Manet, The Railway (The Gare Saint-Lazare), 1873. Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington, gift of Horace Havemeyer in memory of his mother, Louisine W Havemeyer.

“Enchantment and Malaise”: Michel Foucault on Manet


Publication of a 1971 lecture in Tunis, reissued in time for the recent exhibition in Paris


Lucian Freud, Man with a Blue Scarf, 2004. Oil on canvas, 66 x 50.8 cm. Private Collection. Lucian Freud archive, photography by John Riddy. Works by Lucian Freud © 2010 Lucian Freud.

Anatomy of a Sitting: Lucian Freud Paints A Portrait


Review of Martin Gayford’s recent book, Man with a Blue Scarf


Al Held, Roberta's Trip, 1985. Acrylic on canvas, 96 x 144 inches. Courtesy of Paul Kasmin Gallery, and reproduced in the volume under review

Are You Experienced? Ken Johnson on Psychedelic Consciousness


After you read this book, lots of familiar art will look different


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Teller of Tales: The Loquacity of Philip Guston


Reviews his collected writings, edited by Clark Coolidge, and a study of the late works by poet David Kaufmann.