Archive for the ‘art criticism’ Category

At $106.5 Million, a Picasso Sets an Auction Record (NY Times) Getty Foundation to Help Restore the Ghent Altarpiece (NY Times) Review of ‘Emily Dickinson’s Garden’ at New York Botanical Garden (NY Times) Heard & Scene:  Costume Institute Gala at the Met (WSJ) Art Review:  Carroll Dunham at Blum & Poe (LA Times) Getty Boss […]


Portraits of Alice Neel’s Legacy of Realism (NY Times) From William Furlong and Audio Arts, a New Book (NY Times) Paris Journal:  Chatter of Swindles and Scames at Drouot (NY Times) Art Dealer Admits Lying to FBI Over Faked $2 Million Picasso (WSJ) Critic’s Notebook:  What L.A. Might Ask of Eli Broad (LA Times) Hammer […]


Depending on the Culture of Strangers:  Holland Cotter Reviews Past Decade (NY Times) Make Room for Video, Performance and Paint:  Roberta Smith Reviews Last Decade (NY Times) Small Museum Captures a Rare Chagall Featuring Nazi Figure and Christ (NY Times) Thanks to Love and Money:  From the Private Collections of Texas (NY Times) Art Thieves […]


At 94, Carmen Herrera is the Hot New Thing in Painting (NY Times) Beyond the Mobiles, Alexander Calder:  Printmaker (NY Times) Old Master Auctions:  Looking for Gems when the Going Gets Tough (NY Times) The Rabbi and Frank Lloyd Wright:  Beth Sholom Synagogue (WSJ) Soulages, Black Prince of Abstract Art, is Feted in Paris Show […]


A Bold and Modern White House (NY Times) Luring Artists to Lend Life to Empty Storefronts   (NY Times) Tomi Ungerer:  A Perpetual Outsider with a Museum of his Own (NY Times) Freehand Gallery Clears Space for a Craft Study Center (LA Times) Charles Burchfield: A Master of American Modernist Watercolor (LA Times) Cezanne’s Influence Over […]


For Art Lovers, Basel Doesn’t End at the Fair (NY Times) A More Serene Venice Biennale (NY Times) Den Mother to the Louche and Famous:  Francis Bacon (NY Times) The Intersection of Islam, America, and Identity (NY Times) The Art World’s Olympics:  Venice Biennale (WSJ) Exhibitions Axed as Recession Bites (Art Newspaper) Review:  Pae White […]


New Yorker Cover Art, Painted with an iPhone (NY Times) Art Review:  If Paintings Had Voices, Francis Bacon’s Would Shriek (NY Times) Peter M. Brant Displays A Taste For the Moderns in Greenwich (NY Times) At Paris’ Pompidou Center, the year of the Women (LA Times) Hirst’s Pills, Twombly Squiggles Boost $67 Million New Museum […]


By Emily Waldorf Christie’s owned gallery Haunch of Venison opened its New York location on September 12 with an impressive lineup of 63 blue-chip Abstract Expressionist works. The not for sale show, titled Abstract Expressionism:  A World Elsewhere, includes many works borrowed from museums in a grand gesture to make an impressive début on the New […]


By Laura Gatewood Born in 1953 in South Africa, Marlene Dumas has resided in Amsterdam for almost all of her career, yet the social imprint of being raised a white woman in the midst of apartheid has been a consistent force behind her art. An exploration of how this and other existential questions have resonated […]


If you bring up the work of Dale Chihuly at a cocktail party, you are bound to be met with energetic praise from his devoted followers or pained looks and eye rolls from his critics.  I have found that people either love or hate the intricate, multi-colored blown glass and have yet to meet someone […]



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