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FEATURES 2002 ARCHIVES

HISTORY DRAWING
by Jerry Saltz 12/30/02
William Kentridge's Zeno Writing.


THE SMITH MYSTERY
by Joyce Caruso Corrigan 12/30/02
Works by Tony Smith and his daughters, Kiki and Seton Smith.


FANTASY UNDERFOOT
by Jeffrey Binstock 12/24/02
The Corcoran Gallery unveils its 47th biennial exhibition.


GENTLEMAN AND DISSEMBLER
by John Reed 12/20/02
Duncan Hannah and the dream of conquest.


THE SPIRIT OF GRAY
by Donald Kuspit 12/19/02
Anselm Kiefer and the romance with death.


WILD CARD
by Jerry Saltz 12/18/02
Dana Schutz paints the last man on earth.


TALKING "DRAWING NOW"
by Phyllis Tuchman 12/17/02
An interview with MoMA guest-curator Laura Hoptman.


MIAMI IS FOR COLLECTORS
by Walter Robinson 12/16/02
Secrets of success at Art Basel Miami Beach.


CITY FARE
by Robert G. Edelman 12/16/02
Painter David Kapp and the world of Canal Street.


A SPRINKLING OF DIAMONDS
by Charlie Finch 12/13/02
A wealth of new art in the Chelsea galleries.


SHUFFLING THE DECKCHAIRS
by Charlie Finch 12/10/02
Time for a new view of 20th-century art.


ASK MARK KOSTABI
by Mark Kostabi 12/12/02
Selling art on TV in Italy, plus more tips for artists.


PRAIRIE SMOKE
by Victor M. Cassidy 12/5/02
El Lissitzky, Frank Stella and the Had Gadya, more.


PAINTING A LA MODE
by Jerry Saltz 12/4/02
"Painting as Paradox" at Artists Space.


PASSAGE TO INDIA
by N. F. Karlins 12/3/02
An important loan show of oil paintings by Edwin Lord Weeks.


MOSCOW EXPRESS
by Andrey Kovalev 12/2/02
Kulik v. Kourni in the Russian art capital.


THE PICABIA AFFAIR, PART III
by Alain Tarica 11/27/02
In reply to the Picabia Committee, and the committee's response.


JACKIE OH!
by Charlie Finch 11/25/02
Jackie Gendel stands out at White Columns.


ART MARKET GUIDE 2002
by Richard Polsky 11/22/02
Fall contemporary sales have a "value-oriented" happy ending.


SEAN ON MARINA
by Charlie Finch 11/20/02
Dealer Kelly discusses artist Abramovic.


WATER AS BODY AND SPIRIT
by Robert G. Edelman 11/19/02
The elusive and incorporeal, in photographs by Rena Bass Forman.


LIE DOWN IN DARKNESS
by Charlie Finch 11/15/02
An all-but-secret triumph from David Hammons.


ART MARKET GUIDE 2002
by Rachael Lorenz 11/11/02
Is there a market for fashion photography?


STARIN' AT KARIN
by Charlie Finch 11/11/02
Candied colors from painter Karin Davie.


JAPAN'S DECORATIVE DELIRIUM
by Fred Stern 11/8/02
400 years of Kazari at Japan Society in New York.


ART MARKET GUIDE 2002
by Richard Polsky 11/8/02
Sotheby's gamble and a few other observations.


HEART OF DARKNESS
by Charlie Finch 11/7/02
Afrika's chilling installation recreates an Al Qaeda attack.


SLEEPERS AWAKE
by Jerry Saltz 11/6/02
Alexander Ross and Steve DiBenedetto stand out in Chelsea.


GOOD ON PAPER
by Jerry Saltz 10/30/02
"Drawing Now: Eight Propositions" at MoMA Queens.


THE PICABIA AFFAIR, PART II
10/29/02
The Picabia Committee in response to Alain Tarica.


ROBERTA REVIEWS ROBERTA
by Charlie Finch 10/28/02
The biggest show in town.


CARPE DIEM
by Jerry Saltz 10/23/02
Peter Cain's sexy cars at Matthew Marks Gallery.


ART VERSUS EVIL
by Charlie Finch 10/21/02
Art's role in troubled times.


THE PICABIA AFFAIR
by Alain Tarica 10/18/02
Controversy embroils the oeuvre of Francis Picabia.


FOR SALE: THE OBJECT RETURNS
by Charlie Finch 10/11/02
Paul McCarthy, Paul Feeley, Peter Cain . . . and Oriana Fallaci.


REPEAT PERFORMANCE
by Jerry Saltz 10/9/02
Beth Campbell makes art out of the way we think.


INTIMATE IMPRESSIONS
by N. F. Karlins 10/8/02
Pierre Bonnard's retrospective at the Phillips Collection.


MY FAVORITE ARTIST
by Charlie Finch 10/4/02
Get ready for something new from Marina Abramovic.


WAR ART
by Alan Moore 10/2/02
Vernacular symbols of patriotism in Staten Island.


TALKING "MOVING PICTURES"
by Phyllis Tuchman 9/30/02
An interview with Guggenheim curator Nancy Spector.


ART MARKET GUIDE 2002
by Richard Polsky 9/30/02
Philip Taaffes painting has upside potential.


EMINENT DOMAIN
by Charlie Finch 9/27/02
Tracey Emin should move to New York.


MOMMIE QUEEREST
by Jerry Saltz 9/25/02
Robert Melee's abject, abusive and out-there art.


U.S.A. 1964
by Ned Higgins 9/24/02
Garry Winogrand at the International Center of Photography.


IT IS TIME, ONCE AGAIN, TO KILL THE PAST
by Charlie Finch 9/20/02
For 10 years, contemporary art has been the vanguard of youthful expression in the arts.


SEPTEMBER TSUNAMI
by Paul H-O 9/19/02
Robert Longo's big waves roll into Metro Pictures.


NAUGHTY, NAUGHTY
by Jerry Saltz 9/18/02
Saccharine, mindless sex in "Exposed: The Victorian Nude."


THE QUEEN RETURNS
by Charlie Finch 9/13/02
Mary Boone opens two new shows.


LEARNING ON THE JOB
by Jerry Saltz 9/11/02
The critic reflects on his role at the beginning of the new season.


BORED TO TEARS
by Charlie Finch 9/11/02
Artforum celebrates ten years under editor Jack Bankowsky.


ART MARKET GUIDE 2002
by Richard Polsky 9/6/02
Works by Ellsworth Kelly routinely bring $1 million at auction.


A WALLOW IN THE HOLLOW
by Charlie Finch 9/3/02
Infections of the international curatorial weltanschauung.


CALDER COUNTRY
by Phyllis Tuchman 8/28/02
Three generations of the Calder family of sculptors are on view in Philadelphia.


SUBLIME LE GRAY
by Irit Krygier 8/28/02
The surprisingly modern vision of the 19th-century photographer Gustave Le Gray.


ART MARKET GUIDE 2002
by Richard Polsky 8/27/02
The challenging market for Larry Rivers.


ART VS. THE ARTIST
by Charlie Finch 8/23/02
Remembering Larry Rivers.


UNCENSORED FLESH
by Donald Kuspit 8/19/02
Lucian Freud and the naked human psyche.


CRISIS IN CONTEMPORARY?
by Charlie Finch 8/16/02
If enough paint falls in the forest, and nobody is there to buy it...


IN WATER MILL WITH BOB
by Phyllis Tuchman 8/15/02
An eyewitness account of Robert Wilson at work.


ART MARKET GUIDE 2002
by Richard Polsky 8/12/02
Will art from the 1980s hold up over time?


PRELUDE TO 9/11
by Charlie Finch 8/2/02
Afrika to present Al-Qaeda tape from Chechnya.


ART MARKET GUIDE 2002
by Richard Polsky 7/31/02
Trends in the art bazaar.


GARRETT'S ATTIC
by Wendell Garrett 7/29/02
The art of the quilt in America.


QUILT WORLD
by N. F. Karlins 7/25/02
A global perspective at UBS PaineWebber Art Gallery.


THE 21st-CENTURY MUSEUM
by Charlie Finch 7/24/02
Hanging on the edge of a sharp precipice.


THE PSYCHOANALYTIC CONSTRUCTION OF BEAUTY
by Donald Kuspit 7/23/02
Linking beauty and sexual desire.


STILL SEARCHING FOR EVA HESSE
by Jeanne Siegel 7/18/02
A retrospective of the Postminimalist artist at the Museum Wiesbaden.


ROYAL TREASURES
by N. F. Karlins 7/16/02
The new Queen's Gallery opens in London.


ASK MARK KOSTABI
by Mark Kostabi 7/12/02
More on the burgeoning Rome art scene, plus more answers.


BASEBALL'S OBSCURE OBJECTS OF DESIRE
by Charlie Finch 7/10/02
A slow game in a fast world.


LIFE IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN ART
by Charlie Finch 6/27/02
For the summer in New York, Kelly Lamb's Love Not Lost.


DESIGNER AND VISIONARY
by Victor M. Cassidy 6/24/02
Landscape designer Jens Jensen and the Prairie Style.


REMEMBERING HOLLY SOLOMON
by Charlie Finch 6/19/02
A fond farewell to the pioneering art dealer.


DARK STAR
by Irit Krygier 6/18/02
Andy Warhol and premonitions of death at the L.A. MOCA.


MONET'S BACCHANAL
by Walter Robinson 6/17/02
Claude Monet and "digital impressionism" at the Fondation Beyeler.


WORKING CLASS HERO
by Jerry Saltz 6/12/02
Ralph Fasanella at the New-York Historical Society.


IDENTITY CRISIS
by Pedro Velez 6/11/02
New Japanese photography at Julia Friedman in Chicago.


MATTHEW BARNEY: THE BIG LIE
by Charlie Finch 6/11/02
Is the Cremaster Creator a Charlatan?


THE HEART OF PHOTOGRAPHY
by Victor M. Cassidy 6/10/02
Moholy-Nagy, Callahan, Siskind and the Chicago Institute of Design.


PERVERSION IN ART
by Donald Kuspit 6/10/02
Perversion, the final frontier of art, and art, the final frontier of perversion.


METAL AND OIL
by Pedro Velez 6/7/02
New paintings by Robert Davis and Mike Langlois.


BOSOM MAXIMUS
by Jerry Saltz 6/6/02
Russ Meyer at Feigen Contemporary.


FRENCH TICKLE
by William Powhida 6/6/02
Two Paris artists bring a bit of French culture to Williamsburg.


LATIN LOVE
by Alex Worman 6/5/02
Glamour photography from 1950s Mexico.


MANIFESTA 2002
by Jina Park 6/5/02
A report on the big show in Frankfurt.


TWILIGHT DELIGHT
by Paul Hasegawa-Overacker 5/30/02
The big pictures of Gregory Crewdson.


CIRCUIT PARTY
by Jerry Saltz 5/29/02
Great new paintings by Brice Marden.


FOR THE BIRDS
by Charlie Finch 5/28/02
On Ed Ruscha's 1960s aviary.


MONEY, MONEY, MONEY
by Charlie Finch 5/21/02
Collector choices in the market for photography and new art.


THE DADA BARONESS
by Valery Oisteanu 5/20/02
The elusive Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven.


INSIDE CAI GUO-QIANG
by Kay Itoi 5/17/02
The influential Chinese artist talks with Kay Itoi.


NICE BRICE, MEET CRUISIN' SUSAN
by Charlie Finch 5/17/02
New paintings from Susan Rothenberg and Brice Marden.


THE RAPTURE
by Jerry Saltz 5/16/02
Renaissance tapestries at the Metropolitan Museum.


PHILADELPHIA STORY
by Roberta Fallon 5/10/02
A conversation with sculptor Lynda Benglis.


A WORLD APART
by Jerry Saltz 5/9/02
"Black Romantic" at the Studio Museum in Harlem.


FROM HARLEM TO MOMA
by Charlie Finch 5/7/02
The beautiful Harlem Flophouse, plus intrigue at MoMA.


MATERIALIST MEMORANDA
by Alan Moore 5/6/02
Danica Phelps and the economy of art production.


SOMETHING ELSE
by Jerry Saltz 5/2/02
"Demonclownmonkey" at Artists Space.


SHOEGAZER
by Michael Rossi 5/1/02
Craig Kalpakjian's computer-assisted trance art.


PAUSE FOR THOUGHT
by Jina Park 4/24/02
The 2002 Gwangju Biennale.


REPORT FROM KOREA
by Carolee Thea 4/24/02
The Gwangju Biennale moves toward the future.


BABYLON AS USUAL
by Jerry Saltz 4/23/02
When the going gets gloomy in the art world.


AMERICANA HIGH
by Brook S. Mason 4/19/02
"U.S. Design 1975-2000" at the Denver Art Museum.


ARTNET INSIDER
by Sherry Wong 4/19/02
Artnet galleries in South America.


LOS ANGELES CLASS
by Michael Rossi 4/17/02
New work by painter Lari Pittman.


SPIRITUAL COMFORT
by Roberta Fallon 4/15/02
Rirkrit Tiravanija at Philadelphia's Fabric Workshop.


ART AND STARDOM
by Charlie Finch 4/12/02
Julian Schnabel and the century of celebrity.


WIGGED OUT
by Jerry Saltz 4/12/02
Ellen Gallagher at the Drawing Center.


SPACE INVADERS
by Ned Higgins 4/12/02
Star Wars comes to the Brooklyn Museum.


PUDENDA AGENDA
by Jerry Saltz 4/10/02
Shaved vagina monologues.


LONDON DIARY
by Paul Hasegawa-Overacker 4/5/02
A trip to "Art Crazy Nation," and an interview with Matthew Collings.


POSITIVELY 24TH STREET
by Jerry Saltz 4/3/02
A block of spectacles in New York's Chelsea art district.


VIDEO CHOICES
by Charlie Finch 3/29/02
Kiki Seror, Annika Larsson, Jeremy Blake, Jonathan Calm.


GARRETT'S ATTIC
by Wendell Garrett 3/29/02
The rise of the Neoclassical style.


BURNING DOWN THE HOUSE
by Walter Robinson 3/26/02
Cosimo Cavallaro finds beauty in fire.


MILD THING
by Jerry Saltz 3/26/02
"Mirroring Evil" at the Jewish Museum.


LEO: WHAT'S HAPPENING?
by Charlie Finch 3/21/02
Keonig's downtown success story.


ASK MARK KOSTABI
by Mark Kostabi 3/20/02
How to become even more successful.


MORPHED UNIVERSE
by Ilka Scobie 3/20/02
Exploring beauty, race and identity with photographer Nancy Burson.


STREET SPIRITUALITY
by Roberta Fallon 3/15/02
Pattern and arabesque in work by graffiti artist Phil Frost.


A WHITNEY DRINKING SONG
by Charlie Finch 3/14/02
Or, Gertrude's Lament.


AMERICAN BLANDSTAND
by Jerry Saltz 3/12/02
I went to the Whitney and all I got was this lousy biennial.


THE PRISONERS OF SEX
by Charlie Finch 3/7/02
New shows in New York by Cecily Brown, Kiki Seror, Su-en Wong and Vanessa Beecroft.


SCALING RICHTER
by Jerry Saltz 2/27/02
A Gerhard-is-God moment at MoMA?


REAL PAKISTAN
by Kate Orne 2/25/02
A visit to women refugees in Pakistan with photographer Kate Orne.


SWEET ARMORY
by Charlie Finch 2/22/02
Better than ever in 2002.


RICHTER D.O.A.
by Donald Kuspit 2/21/02
Gerhard Richter's show at MoMA is the last ripple of the German wave.


GOODNIGHT, MoMA
by Charlie Finch 2/21/02
The Gerhard Richter retrospective closes out a pre-expansion MoMA.


SEX AND SENSIBILITY
by Jerry Saltz 2/20/02
"Surrealism: Desire Unbound" at the Metropolitan Museum.


SISLEY IN ITALY
by Orietta L'Abate 2/14/02
The first major exhibition of Alfred Sisley opens in Ferrara.


GUGGENRON
by Jerry Saltz 2/13/02
The Guggenheim has touched bottom.


GEOGRAPHY OF MIND
by Eve Wood 2/12/02
Charles LaBelle's scaffold of memory.


GARRETT'S ATTIC
by Wendell Garrett 2/12/02
The Arts of The Pennsylvania Germans.


CHENILLEVILLE
by Michael Rossi 2/5/02
Life in Lucky DeBellevue's tropical forest.


WILD KINGDOM
by Jerry Saltz 1/30/02
Bruce Nauman maps the studio at Dia.


WAITING FOR GERHARD
by Charlie Finch 1/30/02
Gerhard Richter yearns for the eternal return.


PATHS TO GLORY
by Ned Higgins 1/28/02
Guy Richards Smit and artistic self-obsession.


EMPTY EDEN
by Eve Wood 1/24/02
Steven Criqui photographs the evacuated landscape.


HERO OF THE PEOPLE
by Eric Gelber 1/24/02
Putting Mark Kostabi's new work to the test.


HARLEM ON HIS MIND
by Jerry Saltz 1/23/02
Jacob Lawrence's epic "Migration of the Negro."


NEW YORK CARNIVAL
by Ned Higgins 1/22/02
The sad vitality of Reginald Marsh's real world.


SECRETS OF THE SENSES
by Carlo McCormick 1/21/02
Art's cup runneth over at Copia in Napa, California.


SOCIETY ON EDGE
by Lindsay Pollock 1/16/02
South Africa photographer Roger Ballen comes to New York.


TURN 'EM LOOSE, BRUCE
by Charlie Finch 1/14/02
Bruce Nauman maps the studio.


NEUE CHALLENGES
by Donald Kuspit 1/10/02
A different view of modernism at Neue Galerie New York.


IT'S A NEW DAWN
by Charlie Finch 1/7/02
What's up in the art world in 2002.


ASK MARK KOSTABI
by Mark Kostabi 1/4/02
Generosity is the key to success.


LORD OF THE LOLITAS
by Jerry Saltz 1/2/02
The Henry Darger Collection at the American Folk Art Museum.




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