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Thursday, December 31st, 2015
 
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His new memoir, Dwelling, is published by Walther König ...
Saturday, November 14th, 2015
 
Susan Bee, Recalculating, 2010. Oil on linen, 16 x 20 inches. Courtesy of the artist and A.I.R. Gallery.
An anthology of essays on poet-artist collaborations, recently published by Cuneiform Press. ...
Thursday, November 12th, 2015
 
Cover of "Agnes Martin: Her Life and Art," 2015, by Nancy Princenthal. Published by Thames & Hudson.
A new biography of the idiosyncratic and influential painter untangles myth and fact. ...
 

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.

Friday, December 23rd, 2011

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Pharmacy or Farm: Phaidon Hedges Bets


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

Friday, December 23rd, 2011

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.

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

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.

Monday, December 12th, 2011

cover of the book under review

Caravaggio: James Dean of Baroque Painters


Andrew Graham-Dixon’s Caravaggio: A Life Sacred and Profane

Friday, November 25th, 2011

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.

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

Cover of the book under review

China Modernism/Harvard Semiotics


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

Sunday, August 28th, 2011

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