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Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011


Thriving on Drama and Discordance: The Life of Alice Neel

A review of Alice Neel: The Art of Not Sitting Pretty by Phoebe Hoban

Sunday, July 31st, 2011

Edouard Manet, The Railway (The Gare Saint-Lazare), 1873. Board of Trustees, National Gallery of Art, Washington, gift of Horace Havemeyer in memory of his mother, Louisine W Havemeyer.

“Enchantment and Malaise”: Michel Foucault on Manet

Publication of a 1971 lecture in Tunis, reissued in time for the recent exhibition in Paris

Wednesday, July 13th, 2011

Lucian Freud, Man with a Blue Scarf, 2004. Oil on canvas, 66 x 50.8 cm. Private Collection. Lucian Freud archive, photography by John Riddy. Works by Lucian Freud © 2010 Lucian Freud.

Anatomy of a Sitting: Lucian Freud Paints A Portrait

Review of Martin Gayford’s recent book, Man with a Blue Scarf

Saturday, July 9th, 2011

Al Held, Roberta's Trip, 1985. Acrylic on canvas, 96 x 144 inches. Courtesy of Paul Kasmin Gallery, and reproduced in the volume under review

Are You Experienced? Ken Johnson on Psychedelic Consciousness

After you read this book, lots of familiar art will look different

Monday, April 18th, 2011


Teller of Tales: The Loquacity of Philip Guston

Reviews his collected writings, edited by Clark Coolidge, and a study of the late works by poet David Kaufmann.

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