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Lee Bontecou
Untitled
1960
$847,500
Christie's New York
Nov. 10, 2004
FEATURES 2004 ARCHIVES

ART MARKET GUIDE 2004
by Richard Polsky 12/23/04
A year-end roundup of top performers in the contemporary art market.


DAMIEN AGONISTES
by Joe La Placa 12/22/04
A triumphant Damien Hirst retrospective in Naples.


HUNT FOR MARVELS
by Nicole Davis 12/22/04
Human and hero in paintings by Eberhard Havekost.


LIKE A ROCK
by Jerry Saltz 12/21/04
Daniel Lefcourt is a non-painter's painter.


CHRISTMAS SHOPPING
by Charlie Finch 12/21/04
So little time, so much to buy.


RUNNING ON EMPTY?
by Deborah Ripley 12/20/04
Reaching the end of the Warhol Foundation trove.


THE TRISTAN PROJECT
by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp 12/15/04
Bill Viola puts his video at the service of Wagners Tristan und Isolde.


BAGHDAD JOURNAL
by Steve Mumford 12/13/04
Two tales of a city.


LOST AND FOUND
by Charlie Finch 12/9/04
Dannielle Tegeder's dream landscapes.


HARD ATTACK
by Jerry Saltz 12/7/04
Critics clash on painters Christopher Wool and David Reed.


BALDESSARI ORANGE
by Nicole Davis 12/7/04
New hybrid works by the celebrated California conceptualist.


INTERVIEW WITH JOHN BALDESSARI
by Nicole Davis 12/7/04


UN-BURIED TREASURES
by Suzaan Boettger 11/29/04
Modern art is invariably associated with progressive ideals.


RETURN ENGAGEMENT
by Jerry Saltz 11/22/04
Is the Museum of Modern Art already running out of space?


BUBBLEGUM FACE
by Paul H-O 11/19/04
The jocular restructuring of Harry Kipper.


MOMA WITH TEARS
by Charlie Finch 11/15/04
Moguls rule at the new Museum of Modern Art.


BOTH SIDES NOW
by Jerry Saltz 11/10/04
Paul Chans apocalyptic landscapes.


FORMS PENETRATING SPACE
by Victor M. Cassidy 11/9/04
A Herbert Ferber micro-retrospective in Chicago.


ART MARKET GUIDE 2004
by Richard Polsky 11/8/04
The fall contemporary sales -- no mistakes allowed.


THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX
by Jerry Saltz 11/4/04
Trisha Donnellys art is difficult -- and electric.


GATES OF PERCEPTION
by Donald Kuspit 11/3/04
The beatific beat in Alfred Leslies early abstractions.


HURTLING THROUGH SPACE
by Barbara Weidle 10/29/04
Christine Hieberts drawings invoke the body, architecture and the mind.


HORSING AROUND
by Suzaan Boettger 10/29/04
Art historical precedents for a Kerry victory.


GRACIOUS WINDS OF AUTUMN
by Fred Stern 10/28/04
Asian Auction Results at Christies and Sothebys in New York.


HANS RICHTER, DADA PIONEER
by Valery Oisteanu 10/27/04
Early paintings and drawings by the experimental filmmaker.


MONUMENTS AND FRAGMENTS
by Victor M. Cassidy 10/25/04
Painter Michiko Itatani creates a fictional and symbolic space.


POSTMODERN NARRATIVE
by Donald Kuspit 10/22/04
Robert Schwartzs oils and gouaches are allegories of personal understanding.


DEALING WITH RACE
by Jerry Saltz 10/20/04
Ellen Gallaghers work is inventive, eye-catching and kitschy.


REPORT FROM GWANGJU
by Michael Rush 10/19/04
The current Gwangju Biennale is ambitious and utopian.


SOMETHING OF THIS WORLD
by Barbara Weidle 10/15/04
An interview with painter Stephen Westfall.


PUNK CONFIDENTIAL
by Joe La Placa 10/13/04
A new show of fashion and graphics in London tells it all.


PILGRIMAGE PICTURE
by Phyllis Tuchman 10/8/04
Courbet's Les Baigneuses (1853) is a touchstone of modernism


IN SEARCH OF THE ULTIMATE
by Roberta Fallon 10/6/04
Laura Hoptman talks about the 54th Carnegie International.


BAGHDAD JOURNAL
by Steve Mumford 10/5/04
Life in wartime Baghdad.


CRITICAL CALL
by Jerry Saltz 10/4/04
Assessing the new season -- highs, lows, kitsch, shtick and one flamboyant failure.


ADDING UP, LETTING GO
by Jerry Saltz 9/28/04
Phoebe Washburn works the gap between necessity, serendipity, impulse and order.


RESURRECTION
by Ana Finel Honigman 9/28/04
New York artist Phoebe Washburn recycles the world.


EXPLORING THE FROZEN GESTURE
by Ilka Scobie 9/23/04
A conversation with painter Richmond Burton.


HELL HOLES
by Jerry Saltz 9/21/04
A survey of Lee Bontecous sexual, terrestrial, and celestial work at MoMA.


FLICK COLLECTION OPENS IN BERLIN
by Barbara Weidle 9/20/04
The exhibiton premieres amidst a flurry of criticism in the German press.


BAGHDAD JOURNAL
by Steve Mumford 9/15/04
The trouble with Buritz.


SUPER BABYLON
by Jerry Saltz 9/14/04
The new season in New York begins with a super paradigm.


THE IMPERFECT PERFECT
by Phyllis Tuchman 9/10/04
Last chance to see "Constantin Brancusi" at the Guggenheim Museum.


CHEAP THRILLS
by Charlie Finch 9/3/04
Previewing the hot stuff of fall 2004.


MOONLIGHTING
by Eve Wood 9/3/04
Critical eye for the security guy.


DOES DE KOONING MATTER?
by Charlie Finch 8/23/04
The celebrated Abstract Expressionist, absent the myth and the money.


BEND IT LIKE BECKWITH
by Charlie Finch 8/18/04
At American Fine Arts, Patterson Beckwith, our finest living photographer.


BAGHDAD JOURNAL
by Steve Mumford 8/17/04
Stories from Baqubah.


NETWORKING
by Ana Finel Honigman 8/13/04
Orly Genger weaves sculptures about words and women.


THE TRUMAN SHOW
by Charlie Finch 8/12/04
An art magazine from Condé Nast?


BIG WEEK IN ŁODZ
by Victor M. Cassidy 8/9/04
Lidia Choczaj, Andrez Rajch stand out during the 2004 Tapestry Triennial in Poland.


STARTING AT ZERO
by Michèle C. Cone 8/6/04
The political context of European Minimalism, 1958-68.


FAKE PLASTIC TREES
by Ana Finel Honigman 8/4/04
Katie Grinnan talks about art and the ecosystem.


PRIVATE VIEW
by Nina Siegal 7/30/04
Jasper Johns reveals a few secrets, at last.


BAGHDAD JOURNAL
by Steve Mumford 7/29/04
Retaking Baqubah with the 1st ID.


INTO THE LIGHT
by Andrea Carson 7/28/04
Vancouver artist Rodney Graham in a major museum retrospective.


ART AND THE PRESIDENCY
by Charlie Finch 7/28/04
A grand subject no more.


SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY
by Donald Kuspit 7/27/04
Amedeo Modiglianis portraits and nudes.


WHY WEST IS THE BEST
by Charlie Finch 7/20/04
Easing into summer with Franz West's candy-colored sculptures at Lincoln Center.


ONE-WOMAN SHOW
by Phyllis Tuchman 7/19/04
Cindy Shermans Early Transformations 1975-76 at the Montclair Art Museum.


SOCIAL PROPRIETY AND HUMAN REALITY
by Donald Kuspit 7/16/04
Who were these Germans in August Sanders photographs?


OLD SCHOOL
by Ana Finel Honigman 7/15/04
Painter David Nicholson looks to the Old Masters.


1557: A SPACE ODYSSEY
by Jerry Saltz 7/14/04
Byzantium at the Met.


POLITICS AND PEACE
by Marius Kwint 7/14/04
The optimistic Middle Eastern esthetic of Oded Halahmy.


BAGHDAD JOURNAL
by Steve Mumford 7/12/04
Artists and friends in Iraq in June 2004.


ALL ABOUT THE BOY
by Charlie Finch 7/9/04
Brando and Reagan, together at last.


SUPER THEORY WOMAN
by Jerry Saltz 7/8/04
Going to bat for Andrea Fraser on MSNBCs Scarborough Country.


ART CRITICISM
by Ana Finel Honigman 7/7/04
Mocking convention with painter Ellen Harvey.


BEAUTIFUL SMOG
by N. F. Karlins 7/7/04
Turner, Whistler, Monet at the Art Gallery of Ontario.


PICKING AND CHOOSING AT THE MET
by Charlie Finch 7/2/04
Hassam, Caravaggio, contemporary, more.


ALL-IN-ONE
by Ana Finel Honigman 6/29/04
Kenny Schachter breaks barriers.


LE TEMPS DES SOUVENIRS
by Ana Finel Honigman 6/25/04
Carol Bove and the sixties.


LUSCIOUS DISPLAY
by Phyllis Tuchman 6/24/04
Rediscovering Luis Melendez.


TERMITE THEORY
by Jerry Saltz 6/23/04
Cutesy, crafty and unavoidable.


BUILD, BABY, BUILD
by Charlie Finch 6/23/04
If one of those ants stopped moving


24-7
by Ana Finel Honigman 6/21/04
Talking about action and obsession with Ryan McGinley.


PRAIRIE SMOKE
by Victor M. Cassidy 6/21/04
Exhibitions of work by Richard Pousette-Dart, Bob Emser and Lorraine Peltz.


TELLING TALES
by Ana Finel Honigman 6/18/04
A conversation with Amy Cutler.


THE PLACE TO BE
by Eve Wood 6/17/04
Monoprints by Mark Bradford.


BERLIN TRASH AND DASH
by Xavier Laboulbenne 6/16/04
The new Helmut Newton Museum in Berlin.


BEAUTIFUL GESTURES
by Sara Carson 6/15/04
The Buhl Collection at the Guggenheim.


WHITE NOISE
by Brian Sholis 6/14/04
Nothing special at the ICA Philadelphia.


CHOP CHOP
by Ana Finel Honigman 6/11/04
One, Two, Sue de Beer is coming for you.


APPEASING THE GODS
by N. F. Karlins 6/10/04
Courtly Art of the Ancient Maya at the National Gallery.


MODERN MANNERIST
by Jerry Saltz 6/9/04
Modigliani, looking like Antonio Banderas and acting like Courtney Love.


BURROWING DEEP
by Ana Finel Honigman 6/8/04
Discussing mice and man with Adam Stennett.


THE RUSH
by Ana Finel Honigman 6/7/04
Zak Smith talking past the stuff said to sell the work.


GORDON MATTA-CLARK
by Ned Smyth 6/4/04
Remembering the late artist and SoHo pioneer.


CRAFTY
by Brook S. Mason 6/3/04
Craft gets chic and clever at the seventh SOFA Fair.


LET ME STAND NEXT TO YOUR FIRE
by Charlie Finch 6/3/04
Rough Justice for Saatchi and the YBAs?


STILL DAZZLING
by Brook S. Mason 6/2/04
Doris Duke's exquisite jewels, antiques and fine wines.


THE BUNNY WITH BITE
by Ana Finel Honigman 6/1/04
A conversation with "Asianpunkboy" a.k.a Terence Koh.


BIRTH PAINS
by Ana Finel Honigman 6/1/04
A conversation with Paul D. Miller/Dj Spooky a.k.a That Subliminal Kid.


NATIVE EXCELLENCE
by Fred Stern 5/27/04
The Diker collection of American Indian art.


IRRATIONAL EXUBERANCE
by Charlie Finch 5/20/04
A mad market in troubled times.


BLOTTO, MEET BUZZED
by Jerry Saltz 5/19/04
The spirit of abandonment in Drunk vs. Stoned.


HALLEY AND HARKNESS: TWO PRISONERS
by Charlie Finch 5/10/04
A veteran and an ingénue under the Mary Boone banner.


REMBRANDT COMES TO TOWN
by Victor M. Cassidy 5/6/04
Rembrandts Journey at the Art Institute of Chicago.


BOROUGH HALL
by Jerry Saltz 5/5/04
The Brooklyn Museum's "Open House" is less an exhibition than a shout-out.


VITO DE MILO
by Jerry Saltz 4/28/04
Radical work from the 1960s and '70s by Body Art pioneer Vito Acconci.


RETURN TO PEYTON PLACE
by Charlie Finch 4/23/04
A paean to painter Elizabeth Peyton.


ART MARKET GUIDE 2004
by Richard Polsky 4/23/04
Reflections on the Los Angeles blue-chip and secondary markets.


NEW YORK HORTICULTURE
by Ana Finel Honigman 4/22/04
Barbara Kruger and Christian Jankowski, plus new art at Cuchifritos and Rivington Arms.


RESISTANCE IS (NOT) FUTILE
by Xavier Laboulbenne 4/21/04
Mona Hatoum and Lukas Duwenhögger in Hamburg.


BAGHDAD JOURNAL
by Steve Mumford 4/16/04
Strategy, respect, gripes and ghosts at Thunder base.


ART MARKET GUIDE 2004
by Richard Polsky 4/9/04
Why some artists don't make it big.


THE MINISTER'S ART
by N. F. Karlins 4/9/04
Sister Gertrude Morgan and "Talking Quilts" at the American Folk Art Museum


THE IRONIES OF DIVERSITY
by Dawoud Bey 4/8/04
Or, the disappearing black artist


A FINE LINE
by Jerry Saltz 4/7/04
Beguiling drawings by Parmigianino at the Frick.


TECHNO-EYE
by Victor M. Cassidy 4/6/04
"Lee Bontecou: A Retrospective" at the Chicago MCA.


THE FACTORY OF THE PAST
by Charlie Finch 4/5/04
Identity is the siren call for young artists today.


SHRINK-WRAPPED
by Jerry Saltz 4/2/04
On the couch with photographer Shellburne Thurber.


PHILADELPHIA STORY
by Roberta Fallon 4/2/04
An interview with Adam Cvijanovic at the Pennsylvania Academy.


BAGHDAD JOURNAL
by Steve Mumford 3/30/04
Leaving Tikrit, training the ICDC, talking "reunion awareness."


WHERE ARE THE OUTSIZE PERSONALITIES OF YESTERYEAR?
by Charlie Finch 3/26/04
Art is an inanimate -- and so are today's artists.


UNDER THE SKIN
by Ana Finel Honigman 3/24/04
Talking shamanism, surrealism and superstition with Hope Atherton.


LOOSENING UP: DIETER ROTH'S TRAGEDY
by Donald Kuspit 3/22/04
The more free he becomes, the more he disintegrates.


ART MARKET GUIDE 2004
by Richard Polsky 3/18/04
In search of value, and bargains, in contemporary art.


THE OK CORRAL
by Jerry Saltz 3/16/04
Leaving postmodernist and postminimalist strategies behind.


LETTER FROM HAMBURG
by Thomas Eller 3/15/04
The Atlas Group at Galerie Sfeir-Semler, and "Blickverbindung" at Produzentengalerie.


HOT TOYS FOR THE WEALTHY
by Charlie Finch 3/12/04
Good art for the wise, at the Armory Show in New York.


BLOW UP
by Joe La Placa 3/11/04
New photo-based painting in the United Kingdom.


HAVING A WILD WHITNEY
by Charlie Finch 3/10/04
And a very conservative Biennial.


THE RICHTER RESOLUTION
by Jerry Saltz 3/9/04
Calling for an end to a fashionable trend in painting.


IN THE FLESH
by Ana Finel Honigman 3/8/04
Talking about goth and gore with Whitney Biennial frontrunner Banks Violette.


A BAG IS A BAG IS A BAG
by Charlie Finch 3/4/04
Alex Bag meets Paris Hilton.


WORLDS APART
by Jerry Saltz 3/3/04
Amar Kanwar's film explores the disputed Kasmir border between India and Pakistan.


THANK YOU, MR. WOOD
by Victor M. Cassidy 3/1/04
Art Institute of Chicago director James N. Wood.


BAGHDAD JOURNAL
by Steve Mumford 2/26/04
On patrol for twelve days in Iraq.


THE ORBITAL VIEW
by Alan Moore 2/25/04
Peter Fend and the ecology of the golden landscape.


A BUG'S-EYE VIEW
by Joe La Placa and Lee Johnson 2/25/04
Yoko Ono imagines peace from a cockroach's perspective.


ART MARKET GUIDE 2004
by Richard Polsky 2/24/04
Collecting sculpture in the 21st century.


BERLIN, STARSTRUCK
by Kimberly Bradley 2/23/04
The Museum of Modern Art sends its collection to Germany.


GRACE VERSUS GRUNGE
by Charlie Finch 2/19/04
Junk expressionism rules the New York scene.


PRAIRIE SMOKE
by Victor M. Cassidy 2/18/04
"The Last Great Places" at the Chicago Cultural Center, Jaume Plensa at the Arts Club of Chicago.


DRAWING NOTEBOOK
by N. F. Karlins 2/13/04
Parmigianino's "Beautiful and Gracious Manner" at the Frick Collection.


OLD MASTERS IN NEW YORK
by Catherine Bindman 2/11/04
Dealer shows during drawings week in New York.


REACTION SHOT
by Jerry Saltz 2/10/04
Does John Currin live up to the hype?


CONSUMER PARADISE
by Ana Finel Honigman 2/9/04
Talking sex and consumerism with Toland Grinnell.


ART MARKET GUIDE 2004
by Richard Polsky 2/6/04
Once again, Julian Schnabel is a "buy."


CONTACT SHEET
by Jean Dykstra 2/6/04
'70s color photography, Richard Misrach, Joel Sternfeld and William Eggleston. Plus, "Diane Arbus Family Albums."


ASSUAGING THE ANXIETY OF ART
by Charlie Finch 2/5/04
The Whitney and yoga, now there's an idea.


BAGHDAD JOURNAL
by Steve Mumford 2/5/04
Welcome to the Hotel Baghdad.


MODERN GOTHIC
by Jerry Saltz 2/4/04
Elusive, deluded and chic, a new version of an old style takes hold among young artists.


INSPIRED
by Ana Finel Honigman 1/30/04
Evoking the muse at Leslie Tonkonow.


FAIR SAN FRANCISCO
by Rachael Lorenz-Polsky 1/29/04
A report on the 2004 San Francisco International Art Exposition.


THE RANDOM AND THE ORDERED
by Starr Figura 1/29/04
"New Prints 2004/Winter" at the ICPNY.


ART AS SALVATION
by Jerry Saltz 1/27/04
Arshile Gorky drew his way to greatness.


A LIFE WITHOUT ART
by Charlie Finch 1/27/04
Houston Street, we have a problem.


BETWEEN REAL AND IMAGINED
by Jennifer Olshin 1/21/04
The elusive objects of Robert Lazzarini.


GREAT DANE
by Phyllis Tuchman 1/15/04
Christoffer Wilhelm Eckersberg at the National Gallery of Art.


ART MARKET GUIDE 2004
by Rachael Lorenz-Polsky 1/14/04
It's time for Diane Arbus.


THE ART SHOWMAN
by Ana Finel Honigman 1/12/04
A conversation with the "Pope of Trash," John Waters.


BROWN IS BEAUTIFUL
by Charlie Finch 1/9/04
Iona Rozeal Brown opens at Spelman College in Atlanta.


BLINDED BY THE LIGHT
by Jerry Saltz 1/7/04
Keith Sonnier's Arte Povera brightened up the '70s.


WASTED YOUTH
by Ana Finel Honigman 1/5/04
Rita Ackermann's gothic revival at Andrea Rosen.



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