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Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016
 
The White Road: Journey into an Obsession is his new book ...
Tuesday, February 16th, 2016
 
The Elements of Sculpture by Herbert George and The Cardiff Tapes by Garth Evans ...
Thursday, December 31st, 2015
 
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His new memoir, Dwelling, is published by Walther König ...
 

Monday, June 16th, 2014

Matt Freedman, excerpt from Relatively Indolent But Relentless: A Cancer Treatment Journal, 2014.

Cancer, Chemo, Comedy: David Brody on Matt Freedman’s Cancer Treatment Journal


David Brody on Matt Freedman’s dark, comic, and touching memoir of recovery from cancer.

Sunday, March 16th, 2014

Eric Fischl, Self-Portrait: An Unfinished Work, 2011. Oil on linen, 84 x 108 inches. Courtesy of Mary Boone Gallery

Too Sincere To Be Ironical: Eric Fischl, Bad Boy


A review of his autobiography

Friday, October 11th, 2013

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Too Smart To Be Caught In A System: Barry Schwabsky’s Words for Art


“Schwabsky is a master of concision”

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

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

In Praise of Peaceful Art: A Chris Johanson Monograph


The first comprehensive survey of the “underground” artist

Saturday, April 13th, 2013

Cover of the book under discussion

The Early Developmental Stage: A Dialogue on the Contemporary Chinese Art World with Author Karen Smith


Her latest book is As Seen 2011: Notable Artworks by Chinese Artists

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

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Life with a Dolphin: A Memoir from Mrs. Clement Greenberg


Janice Van Horne Greenberg, author of this book reviewed in 2012, passed October 14. RIP Jenny

Monday, July 16th, 2012

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In Fashionable Flower: Lee Friedlander’s Mannequins


Reflections of the clamorous streetscape invade the dummies’ glamorous domains

Wednesday, May 9th, 2012

Excerpt from "Are You My Mother? A Comic Drama" by Alison Bechdel. Copyright © 2012 by Alison Bechdel. Used by permission of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

“I can’t help you. You’re on your own”: Alison Bechdel’s Graphic Memoir


Are Your My Mother? is the much-awaited sequel to Fun Home

Sunday, May 6th, 2012

Photograph of David Park at his Easel, 1958, by Imogen Cunningham. Reproduced in Helen Park Bigelow’s book reviewed in this article

David Park: “The Colors Took My Gaze for a Ride”


Two  biographies, one just out, of the key Bay Area Figurative painter.

Thursday, February 9th, 2012

Diane Arbus, Untitled (6), 1970-71 © The Estate of Diane Arbus

Rough Empathy: The Photographs of Diane Arbus


Aperture and other fine book purveyors can now be found at PS1’s New York Art Book Fair.