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Cover of the book under review. Image courtesy of the publisher.
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Saturday, January 8th, 2011

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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

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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

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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

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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 muralinamerica.com

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.