New monograph by Marc Scheps from Prestel
A review of Bill Berkson’s “Sudden Address: Selected Lectures 1981-2006″ from Cuneiform Press
Julian Schnabel: Polaroids by Petra Giloy-Hirtz is published by Prestel.
No bravos for this lackluster new site, even if the programs trump Bravo’s “Work of Art”
The Mural in America by Francis V. Connor, Ph. D. at muralinamerica.com
In depth review of the semiotician’s pointed pamphlet on the end of art criticism
In the 1980s, when painting was commonly said to be dead, many group shows were devoted to abstraction.
Saltz is a great art writer who rarely fails to amuse, entertain and instruct
“His ambition,” Moore-McCann concludes, “is nothing less than a transformation of thinking, looking beyond material objects to underlying systems of belief”
Giambattista Tiepolo (1696 – 1770), very famous and much in demand in his lifetime, has a roomful of his enormously tall paintings at the entrance to the European galleries of the Metropolitan Museum. Thought to be just a gifted decorative artist, unlike Piero della Francesca, he has not has not become a culture hero. In a…