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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 ...
 


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Pharmacy or Farm: Phaidon Hedges Bets


Two contemporary art surveys experiment with format models: encyclopedia and newspaper


Anish Kapoor, Mother as Mountain, 1985. Wood, gesso and pigment 140 × 275 × 105 cm. Walker Art Center, Minneapolis

The Yorkshire Connection: Books on British Sculpture


Titles on John Skeaping, Barbara Hepworth, Anthony Caro, Anish Kapoor and Thomas Houseago.


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.


cover of the book under review

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