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Wednesday, September 12th, 2018
 
Edward Hopper, Night Window, 1928. Oil on canvas, 29 x 34 inches. Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of John Hay Whitney
Irish-honed literary skills placed at service of cosmopolitan visual culture ...
Tuesday, May 15th, 2018
 
A detail of a painting by Carol Rhodes reproduced in the book under review. (Construction Site, 2003)
New monograph published by Skira Editore ...
Wednesday, May 10th, 2017
 
Cover of the book under review. Image courtesy of the publisher.
A look at eight years of writing by Bob Nickas. ...
 

Sunday, October 19th, 2014

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Richard Phillips Laid Bare: New Monograph on the Hyper-Realist Painter


Richard Phillips: Negation of the Universe from Rizzoli

Friday, October 3rd, 2014

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In All Their Wondrous Weirdness: Raphael Rubinstein’s Personal Revisionist Dictionary of Art


Launch at White Columns, Friday, October 3

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

Anders Zorn, After the Bath, 1895. Oil on canvas, 21 x 14 inches. National Museum, Stockholm

“To steal its secret and beauty”: Anders Zorn, Sweden’s Underrated Master of Naturalism


Major monograph is from Rizzoli

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