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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. ...
 

Wednesday, February 24th, 2016

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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

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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.