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Thursday, July 9th, 2015
 
An Instagram post by Selena “Missy Suicide” Mooney, comparing Richard Prince's $90,000 copy of her $90 original photo.
What problems in his work are real, and what are merely imagined? ...
Wednesday, April 1st, 2015
 
The double homage, killing two birds with one stone ...
Sunday, October 5th, 2014
 
Jessica Cheung, Self Portrait, from the Umbrella Revolution series, 2014, unfinished.
Statement of artist protester Jessica Cheung and comment by David Cohen ...
 

Thursday, June 10th, 2010

John Giorno, Just Say No To Family Values, 2009. Oil on canvas, 12 x 12 inches. Courtesy of Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery

Twister: John Giorno at Nicole Klagsbrun


In his debut art show the septuagenerian poet shows wittily and nihilistically twisted truisms

Friday, June 4th, 2010

Alex Katz, Anna Wintour, 2009. Oil on canvas, 60 x 84 inches. Courtesy Timothy Taylor Gallery

Warm for Wintour: Alex Katz at the National Portrait Gallery


“September Issue” star Anna Wintour is coaxed into shedding her trademark shades

Friday, April 23rd, 2010

Suzan Frecon, embodiment of red (soforouge), 2009. Oil on linen, two panels, each 54 x 87-1/2 inches. Courtesy of David Zwirner Gallery

Seeing Red


Suzan Frecon, currently showing works on paper at David Zwirner, was reviewed at the 2010 Whitney Biennial,

Monday, November 9th, 2009

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Cry Stall Gaze: A Collaboration with Pat Steir


Poem and artwork unfold as twin scrolls.

Sunday, November 1st, 2009

Johannes Vermeer, The Milkmaid (about 1657–58). Oil on canvas, 17-7/8 x 16-1/8 inches. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, Purchase, 1908, with aid from the Rembrandt Society

The Visitor: Vermeer’s Milkmaid at the Met


September 10 to November 29, 2009

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

Mezzetin (Mezetin) 1717-19 . Oil on canvas; 21-3/4 x 17 inches. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Munsey Fund, 1934 (34.138)

The Roofer’s Son: Watteau at the Met


I don’t know how one can love Watteau without somehow making him one’s contemporary.

Saturday, August 1st, 2009

John Currin. The Hobo, 1999. Oil on canvas, 40 x 32 in. Collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, Museum purchase, Contemporary Collectors Fund. Photographer: Pablo Mason.

Paint Made Flesh at the Phillips Collection


Paint Made Flesh at the Phillips Collection, and other shows this summer, reveal a love affair between a material painters use and the material all of us are.

Monday, July 6th, 2009

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Alcuni Telefonini: A Collaboration with Francesco Clemente


Features the poems “Bricks,” “Back,” and “Breath”

Wednesday, July 1st, 2009

Friedel Dzubas, Friedel Dzubas, Bornholm, 1978. Acrylic on canvas, 37 x 76 inches. Courtesy of Elaine Baker Gallery for Samuel Minzberg

Multireferential Imagery


This essay is an extract from A Memoir of Creativity: abstract painting, politics and the media, 1956-2008 published by iUniverse, 2009. The book unites art theory, politics, journalism and personal memoir. At its heart lies the author’s theory of abstract art, that instead of being non-representational, it constitutes a “multireferential” form of representation.

Monday, June 29th, 2009

Gustave Caillebotte, The Floor Scrapers, 1876. Oil on canvas, 31-1/2 x 39-3/8 inches. Private collection

Gustave Caillebotte at the Brooklyn Museum


GUSTAVE CAILLEBOTTE AT THE BROOKLYN MUSEUM