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Monday, February 16th, 2015
 
Jason Brinkerhoff, No. 41, Untitled, 2013. Graphite, colored pencil, wax pastel, and spray paint on paper, 12 15?16 × 10 inches.
Taking a cue from Morton Feldman’s remark that “the love of the past in art is something very different to the artist than it is to the audience,” it’s fair to assume that the audience can remain attached to their...
Sunday, October 19th, 2014
 
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Richard Phillips: Negation of the Universe from Rizzoli ...
Friday, October 3rd, 2014
 
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Launch at White Columns, Friday, October 3 ...
 

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

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China Modernism/Harvard Semiotics


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

Sunday, August 28th, 2011

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“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

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

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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

Sunday, July 31st, 2011

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

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

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

Saturday, July 9th, 2011

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

Monday, April 18th, 2011

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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.

Saturday, January 8th, 2011

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Frida Kahlo: Her Photos


It should come as no surprise that Frida Kahlo, whose own dramatic life was the primary subject of her art, kept a major collection of photographs important to her.  With the intense interest in Kahlo created by Hayden Herrera’s seminal biography, you might in fact wonder, why have we never seen these photos?  Okay, funny…

Tuesday, December 21st, 2010

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The Price of Beauty: Two novels set in the art market


By Nightfall, by Michael Cunningham; An Object of Beauty, by Steve Martin

Sunday, November 21st, 2010

Jannis Kounellis, Untitled / 12 Live Horses, Rome, 1969

Jannis Kounellis: Hard Materials, Transcendent Light


New monograph by Marc Scheps from Prestel