Archive for the ‘art criticism’ Category

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 […]

By Laura Gatewood Last March The Getty Center announced the purchase of a rarely seen Post-Impressionist painting, Paul Gauguin’s Arii Matamoe. Gauguin painted the work in 1892, a year after traveling to his beloved Tahiti. The subject of the painting, which depicts the severed head of a Polynesian man laid out for ceremonial mourning, has […]

Amei Wallach discusses the joys and challenges of filming Louise Bourgeois in ARTINFO’s fascinating interview about her new documentary film, “The Spider, The Mistress, and the Tangerine,” co-directed with Marion Cajori.  The film features insight from critics/curators Robert Storr and Deborah Wye, and Ms. Bourgeois’ longtime assistant, Jerry Gorovoy.

Holland Cotter wrote a delicious review of Louise Bourgeois, currently at the Guggenheim through September 28, 2008.  Bourgeois, 97, was born in Paris and lives in New York.  While her work has been associated with the major movements of the 20th century, she has remained faithful to a style uniquely her own in the face of […]

Peter Schjeldahl, weekly art columnist for The New Yorker and contemporary post-modern poet has just published an exciting collection of essays titled, Let’s See: Writings on Art from the New Yorker.  Schjeldahl is one of America’s most influential art critics, covering a diverse range of subjects from the Renaissance to the cutting edge contemporary, bringing to […]