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Honore Daumier, Galerie Tableaux. Image taken from Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository.
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Lucas Samaras in Claes Oldenburg’s Circus: Ironworks/Fotodeath at the Reuben Gallery, February 1961. © Robert R. McElroy/Licensed by VAGA, New York, New York
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Installation shot, Doug Wheeler: January 17 - February 25, 2012. Courtesy of David Zwirner Gallery
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Mark Lombardi, Charles Keating, ACC, and Lincoln Savings, ca. 1978-90 (5th Version), 1995. Colored pencil and graphite on paper, 31-3/4 x 46-1/4 inches, Collection of Sarah-Ann and Werner H. Kramarsky

Mark Lombardi


Emotional intent is often ascribed to a sensitively rendered line, but to what extent can we say other information – intellect, curiosity, politics – are being transmitted in that same line? Put another way, how much of the spectrum can touch occupy in imparting content to a work of art? The question comes to mind thinking about “Global Networks”, the Independent Curators International exhibition of Mark Lombardi’s work at The Drawing Center in Soho, where twenty-five major drawings by the late artist are currently on display.


Ellen Berkenblit, Pink Flowers on Fence, 2000. Oil on linen, 40 x 36 inches

Notes on Ellen Berkenblit


Ellen Berkenblit has been one of my favorite artists for years. I visited her studio once in the mid-nineties, and have done my best to see her shows whenever possible. A painter of expressionist, hermetic narratives, Berkenblit’s work can be simultaneously colorful, dark, moody, and humorous. With her recurring cast of characters – that include…


Gary Hume, Kate, 1996. Gloss paint and paper on aluminium panel, 82 x 46 inches, Courtesy Jay Jopling/White Cube (London

Kate Moss


Whatever it says in “The Wasteland,” from an art critic’s point of view, August is the cruelest month. Even the lingering group shows, the staple summer fare, peter out in the weeks before Labor Day. After Labor Day, la deluge, but when New York newspapers that usually don’t venture north of 90th Street start to…


Karin Davie, Pushed, Pulled, Depleted & Duplicated #7, 2002. Oil on canvas, 84 x 108 inches, all images courtesy of Mary Boone Gallery

Notes on Karin Davie


Karin Davie at Mary Boone Gallery, New York


Joan Miró Untitled Drawing February 1, 1965. Ballpoint pen on paper, 7 7/8 x 5 7/8 inches, Collection of the Fundació Pilar i Joan Miró, Mallorca

Joan Miró: The Semiotics of Desire


The Shape of Color: Joan Miró Painted Sculpture
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC, September 21, 2002-January 6, 2003; Salvador Dali Museum, St. Petersburg, Florida, February 1-May 4, 2003. Catalogue by Laura Coyle, William Jeffett, Joan Punyet Miró, published by Scala and Corcoran


Elizabeth Peyton, Paradis (Kirsty), 2001. Oil on boar,d 40 x 30 inches, courtesy Gavin Brown's Enterprise, Corp.

John Currin


Yale professors are telling their students that John Currin paints as well as Botticelli. I heard this yesterday from a young painter who was sent my way for career advice. Yale has probably the most illustrious art school in America. Its alumni litter the firmament; Currin (who was born in 1962 and is the hottest ticket this season) is only the most recent ascendant star.


Sergei Bugaev, still from "Stalker 3", courtesy I-20 Gallery

Those that sleep in the dust


Ethical issues surrounding the depiction of death in art, considering Stalker 3, the recent video installation by Sergei Bugaev, aka Afrika, at I-20 Gallery.
November 2 – December 14, 2002


James Siena, Lattice Painting (Red), 2000-2001. Enamel on aluminum, 29 1/16 x 22 11/16 inches, courtesy of Gorney Bravin & Lee

Thank Heaven for Little Pictures


Alex Katz’s Small Paintings at the Whitney, Woodcuts and Linocuts at Peter Blum, Thomas Nozkowski at Max Protetch, James Siena at Gorney Bravin & Lee, Elizabeth Peyton at Gavin Brown’s Enterprise