Sunday, June 21st, 2015
Art Green, United Opposition, 1975. Oil on canvas, 68 1/4 x 47 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Garth Greenan.
A book of the painter’s work captures his complicated use of collage, illusion, and narrative. ...
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 ...

Saturday, January 8th, 2011


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


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

Saturday, October 16th, 2010


Redeemed from Aesthetic Limbo: Aimée Price Brown on Pierre Puvis de Chavannes

Her long-awaited catalogue raisonné is published by Yale.

Monday, October 4th, 2010


Seeing the World Differently: Bill Berkson’s lectures on art and poetry

A review of Bill Berkson’s “Sudden Address: Selected Lectures 1981-2006” from Cuneiform Press

Tuesday, September 28th, 2010

Polaroid by Julian Schnabel of Mickey Rourke reproduced in the book under review. Courtesy Prestel Publishing

Purloined Destiny: Julian Schnabel’s Polaroids

Julian Schnabel: Polaroids by Petra Giloy-Hirtz is published by Prestel.

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

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Beta Get Your Act Together, PBS: A critical look at their new arts website

No bravos for this lackluster new site, even if the programs trump Bravo’s “Work of Art”

Tuesday, August 24th, 2010

Richard Haas, Fontainbleu Hotel, Miami Beach, Fl. 1986

Walls, ceilings and flaws: a book about murals published as a website

The Mural in America by Francis V. Connor, Ph. D. at

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

Michael Craig-Martin, An Oak Tree, 1973. Glass, water, shelf and printed text, dimensions vary. Private Collection

The Arts Died with Dada: Roy Harris and the Great Debate About Art

In depth review of the semiotician’s pointed pamphlet on the end of art criticism

Monday, June 28th, 2010

Christopher Wool, She Smiles For The Camera I, 2005. Enamel on linen, 104 X 78 inches. Courtesy Luhring Augustine

Painting Abstraction by Bob Nickas

In the 1980s, when painting was commonly said to be dead, many group shows were devoted to abstraction.