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
Is he a trickster, or a Warholian innovator? What’s the difference? ...
Wednesday, August 17th, 2016
Two new books document the life and letters of the influential dealer. ...

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


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? “

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016

cover of "Rembrandt" by Tancred Borenius, Phaidon Classics, 2015

The Classics: “New” from Phaidon, Early Titles on the Old Masters

In conversation with Diane Fortenberry, Senior Editor at Phaidon Press

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016


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


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


“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


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.