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Brobdingnagian BIJOUX
by Elisabeth Kley

Dec. 1, 2010
In the early 1990s, Anselm Kiefer, the celebrated German Neo-Expressionist and connoisseur of apocalyptic doom, left his wife, children and home near Frankfurt and moved to France. Around the same time, he put together an exhibition for Marian Goodman Gallery in New York called "Flight from Egypt," somewhat hubristically implying that his departure from Germany was akin to the Biblical Exodus of Hebrew slaves.

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October
Oct. 16, 2009
A New Kind of Boom
by Jerry Saltz
Despite the dire predictions, galleries and artists are busting out.
Oct. 15, 2009
A LACK ATTACK
by Charlie Finch
Paintings by the legendary polysexual sybarite Stephen Lack.
Oct. 14, 2009
NO BONES ABOUT IT
by David Coggins
New Wave jazz musician, composer, actor and artist John Lurie on his new paintings.
Oct. 13, 2009
HIRSTíS BLUE PERIOD
by Simon Todd
Damien Hirstís "No Love Lost: Blue Paintings" at the Wallace Collection in London.
Oct. 13, 2009
WHAT THE OBAMAS SHOULD HAVE BORROWED
by Charlie Finch
A modest proposal, or two.
Oct. 13, 2009
Obamaís Startling White House Art
by Jerry Saltz
Obamaís art picks embody his temperament: gathering all the facts, then making a decisive move.
Oct. 13, 2009
TRANSPARENCY AT THE WHITNEY?
by Charlie Finch
The conflicted public interests in museum patronage.
Oct. 9, 2009
IS FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY ART?
by Charlie Finch
Irving Penn and the art of fashion.
Oct. 9, 2009
JOHNSON AND ART
by Charlie Finch
Notes on the tercentenary of the first great modernist, Samuel Johnson.
Oct. 8, 2009
MACHINE FOR LIVING
by Xavier LaBoulbenne
The Bauhaus on its 90th anniversary.
Oct. 8, 2009
JUNGER THAN THAT NOW
by Charlie Finch
C.G. Jungís Red Book at the Rubin Museum of Art.
Oct. 7, 2009
INSIDE OUT
by Oriane Stender
The never-ending story of the South Carolina artist Aldwyth.
Oct. 6, 2009
WHAT IF NO ONE COLLECTED?
by Charlie Finch
Most art instantly disappears.
Oct. 6, 2009
BOOK PARTY
by Deborah Ripley
The 2009 New York Art Book Fair at P.S.1.
Oct. 5, 2009
Cézanne and America
by N.F. Karlins
In a groundbreaking exhibition, the Montclair Art Museum examines Paul Cézanneís influence on American artists.
Oct. 2, 2009
RUPPERSBERG TIME
by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp
The unique literary sensibility of California Conceptualist Allen Ruppersberg.
Oct. 2, 2009
PHOTO SHOP
by Charlie Finch
Jewels of MoMAís new photo installation.
Oct. 1, 2009
ITíS A HARD POP LIFE
by Laura K. Jones
Tate Modern unveils "Pop Life: Art in a Material World."
September
Sept. 30, 2009
PATCHING IT OVER
by Donald Kuspit
The deconstructed picture in Conrad Marca-Relliís collages.
Sept. 29, 2009
THE BIG HURT
by Charlie Finch
Filmmaker Kathryn Bigelow and The Hurt Locker.
Sept. 28, 2009
OUT OF THE EROTIC GHETTO
by Jerry Saltz
The Whitneyís welcome retrospective rescues Georgia OíKeeffe from sex and flowers.
Sept. 25, 2009
STILL A FRAUD
by Charlie Finch
Deconstructing Dave Hickey
Sept. 24, 2009
THE LONELY CROWD
by Charlie Finch
Shutterbug Christopher Dawson captures the other side of public events.
Sept. 22, 2009
SOCKCUCKER BLUES
by Charlie Finch
On Robert Frankís Cocksucker Blues.
Sept. 22, 2009
Falling Apart And Holding Together: Kandinskyís Development
by Donald Kuspit
Kandinskyís development as seen in "Kandinsky" at the Guggenheim Museum.
Sept. 21, 2009
THE SAN FRANCISCO SENSBILITY
by Charlie Finch
Sherry Wong makes San Francisco subcultures a family affair.
Sept. 18, 2009
THE TYRANNY OF THE SMALL
by Charlie Finch
Tauba Auerbach and human helplessness.
Sept. 16, 2009
TAKEOVER ARTIST
by David Coggins
Belgian painter Luc Tuymans talks about his traveling U.S. retrospective.
Sept. 16, 2009
DA DO RON RON
by Charlie Finch
An art-celebrity-packed tribute to Mary Boone Gallery director Ron Warren.
Sept. 15, 2009
I SOLD ANDY WARHOL, AN EXCERPT
by Richard Polsky
Chapter 11 of the new book, I Sold Andy Warhol (Too Soon).
Sept. 14, 2009
THE SMOKY LIFE
by Joe Fyfe
David Novros shows his abstract paintings from the 1960s at Paula Cooper Gallery.
Sept. 14, 2009
WHEN THE WORLD WAS YOUNG
by Charlie Finch
Remembering the 1960s with Dennis Hopperís photographs.
Sept. 14, 2009
A SHOT OF WRY
by Charlie Finch
Photographer Tim Davis and "The New Antiquity."
Sept. 11, 2009
MOANIN' WITH MONET
by Charlie Finch
The Museum of Modern Art re-presents "Monetís Water Lilies."
Sept. 10, 2009
THE TONY SHAFRAZI STORY
by Lisa Zeitz
Tony Shafrazi talks about Guernica, more.
Sept. 9, 2009
THREE-DAY WEEKEND
An Interview with Vitaly Komar
by Dominikus MŁller and Astrid Mania
A talk with the Russian-born New York artist on the eve of a new exhibition in Manhattan.
Sept. 9, 2009
COEFFICIENT
by Charlie Finch
Wayne Coeís sidewalk drawings.
Sept. 8, 2009
OCTOBER
by Charlie Finch
Uli Edel's film The Baader Meinhof Complex.
Sept. 3, 2009
MOTHER-IN-LAW
by Charlie Finch
Anne Truitt at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.
Sept. 2, 2009
THE VARIETIES OF BODY
by Donald Kuspit
The National Academy Museumís "Reconfiguring the Body in American Art, 1820-2009."
August
Aug. 31, 2009
I LOVE SUSAN SILAS
by Charlie Finch
The New York photographer has a show coming up.
Aug. 31, 2009
JERRY SALTZíS WANT-TO-SEES
by Jerry Saltz
Shows that New York Magazineís resident art critic is anticipating this fall.
Aug. 26, 2009
GIVEN, FINALLY
by Lewis Kachur
The Philadelphia Museum of Art takes another look at Marcel Duchampís Étant donnés.
Aug. 25, 2009
IN SEARCH OF THE VISUAL
by Charlie Finch
An art hiatus in the multiplex.
Aug. 21, 2009
LUNCH WITH BAIBAKOVA
by Simon Todd
Maria Baibakova and the Red October Chocolate Factory.
Aug. 21, 2009
THE OTHER JACK
by Charlie Finch
Jack Tworkov at UBS Art Gallery.
Aug. 20, 2009
STING LIKE A BUTTERFLY,
FLOAT LIKE A BEE

by Charlie Finch
A summer mediation on boxing, Muhammad Ali and the fate of the American rebel.
Aug. 17, 2009
NOUVEL RICHE
by Charlie Finch
A city planning commission vignette, starring MoMAís proposed skyscraper.
Aug. 17, 2009
DUKE RILEYíS INSANE TRIUMPH
by Jerry Saltz
Museum vs. museum in Flushing Meadows.
Aug. 14, 2009
ON THE SPECTACLE OF THE EVERYDAY
by Hou Hanru
The curator of the upcoming Biennale de Lyon explains his concept.
Aug. 13, 2009
THE AVANT-GARDE
by Charlie Finch
Will there ever be an avant-garde again?
Aug. 11, 2009
DANCING WITH THE STARS
by Alexandra Anderson-Spivy
Serge Diaghilevís Ballets Russes at 100.
Aug. 10, 2009
SEE HER ROAR
by Ilka Scobie
The expatriate love goddess Dorothy Iannone comes home to the U.S.
Aug. 6, 2009
THE REMAINS OF THE DAY
by Charlie Finch
Another art decade draws to a close.
Aug. 3, 2009
REMEMBER THE ALAMO
by Charlie Finch
Tony Rosenthal, 1914-2009.
July
July 30, 2009
Design Time
by Charlie Finch
"Ron Arad: No Discipline" at the Museum of Modern Art.
July 29, 2009
FLESH PERSPECTIVE
by Sidney Lawrence
"Paint Made Flesh" at the Phillips Collection.
July 28, 2009
NINE WAYS TO MAKE MONEY IN THE ART MARKET
by Richard Polsky
The simple way to success.
July 27, 2009
WE THREE
by Charlie Finch
Merce Cunningham, 1919-2009.
July 23, 2009
THREE DEALERS
by Charlie Finch
The High Line is the death knell for the Chelsea galley scene.
July 21, 2009
INSIDE MAN
by Ilka Scobie
Eric Fischl on Tumbling Woman, bullfights and his travelling art train.
July 17, 2009
THE HARVEST OF ART
by Charlie Finch
A captured piece of time.
July 16, 2009
NINE WAYS TO LOSE MONEY IN THE ART MARKET
by Richard Polsky
Rules for the new recession.
July 14, 2009
TOYS WILL BE TOYS
by Charlie Finch
At Japan Society, a show of Japanese toy autos from the post-war years.
July 13, 2009
DASH IT
by Charlie Finch
Dash Snow, 1981-2009
July 13, 2009
TEEING UP THE 20TH CENTURY
by Jerry Saltz
In Belgium 120 years ago, James Ensor let his freak flag fly.
July 10, 2009
GODDESS OR GYNECOLOGY?
by Donald Kuspit
Robert Grahamís female nude.
July 9, 2009
DARK STAR
by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp
Larry Johnson at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles.
July 9, 2009
Dick In Hand
by Kenny Schachter
Art 40 Basel and the current art market.
July 8, 2009
BLIND ON BLIND
by Charlie Finch
A parable for the art recession.
July 7, 2009
GRAHAMARAMA
by Peter Scott
The fractured self in "Dan Graham: Beyond" at the Whitney Museum of American Art.
July 7, 2009
BOVACIOUS
by Charlie Finch
Carol Boveís "Plants and Animals" at the Horticultural Society of New York.
July 2, 2009
KALEIDOSCOPE QUILTS
by N.F. Karlins
A retrospective of Paula Nadelsternís pieced quilts at the American Folk Art Museum.
June
June 29, 2009
ENTROPY IN VENICE
by Jerry Saltz
Art about art at the 53rd Venice Biennale. Plus, is something coming out of the other side of that black hole?
June 29, 2009
MICHAEL AND JEFF
by Charlie Finch
Childhood as a signifier of dread in fairy tales by Michael Jackson and Jeff Koons.
June 26, 2009
Artís Near Future
by Jerry Saltz
X-Initiativeís "No Soul For Sale" shows the way.
June 24, 2009
BAD TO THE BONE
by Charlie Finch
If you like the funnies, youíll love James Ensor.
June 22, 2009
WILL COLLECTORS STEP FORWARD?
by Charlie Finch
A challenge to art buyers.
June 18, 2009
ANOTHER NEW YORK MEMORY
by Charlie Finch
Frank Herbert Mason, 1921-2009.
June 16, 2009
FIRST IMPRESSIONS OF VENICE
by Jerry Saltz
Contemplating the Venice Biennale after the party has left town.
June 16, 2009
PEEING WITH BRENDAN
by Charlie Finch
BARR, aka Brendan Fowler, performs at the New Museum.
June 15, 2009
Dude, Youíve Gotta See This
by Jerry Saltz
Three Charles Ray sculptures at Matthew Marks are a total trip.
June 11, 2009
HAROLD AND MAUDE
by Charlie Finch
Megumi Sasakiís new documentary, Herb & Dorothy.
June 9, 2009
NAUMAN AND JOHNS
by Charlie Finch
Contrasting visions of despair from two celebrated contemporary artists.
June 8, 2009
A VISIT TO SHANGRI LA
by N.F. Karlins
Doris Dukeís Islamic treasure trove in Honolulu.
June 5, 2009
THE DEATH OF A POET
by Charlie Finch
Robert Colescott, 1925-2009.
June 5, 2009
CHRIST IN THE CAR
by Charlie Finch
The esthetics of the auto in contemporary America.
June 4, 2009
THE HEATHER WILCOXON STORY
by Richard Polsky
Making art the old-fashioned bohemian way.
June 4, 2009
INTO THE NIGHT
by Charlie Finch
Yaleís disingenuous lawsuit over van Goghís Night Cafe.
June 1, 2009
WANDERING AND PONDERING
by Charlie Finch
A slow summer art season begins.
May
May 29, 2009
THE LADY HOSMER
by Charlie Finch
Patricia Croninís homage to the 19th-century American sculptor Harriet Hosmer.
May 28, 2009
THE KUSAMA MYTH
by Jody B. Cutler
Yayoi Kusama at Gagosian Gallery.
May 27, 2009
SACRED MONSTER
by Jerry Saltz
Francis Bacon, the greatest painter of the 20th century, or fascinating mess?
May 27, 2009
PICKING AND CHOOSING AT MOMA
by Charlie Finch
Warhol and LeWitt win out over Mira Schendel and Leon Ferrari at MoMA.
May 20, 2009
TWO COATS OF PAIN
by Charlie Finch
A modest proposal to put downtown galleries in empty Madison Avenue storefronts.
May 18, 2009
GREAT ARTISTS STEAL
by Jerry Saltz
"The Pictures Generation" -- better than the criticism that grew up around it.
May 16, 2009
DEATH OF AN ARTIST
by Charlie Finch
John Michelini, RIP.
May 15, 2009
WINNERS AND LOSERS
by Richard Polsky
An after-sale assessment of the contemporary art market, fall 2009.
May 15, 2009
BEING CHRISTINA
by Charlie Finch
Andrew Wyethís Christinaís World at the Museum of Modern Art.
May 14, 2009
DIARY OF AN ART STAR
by Reverend Jen
A visit to "The Model as Muse" at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
May 12, 2009
BEARDED RAINBOWS
by Charlie Finch
Pablo Picasso is a bowlful of fun.
May 8, 2009
GOT MIK?
by Charlie Finch
The Museum of Modern Art presents films by Dutch artist Aernout Mik.
May 4, 2009
VEGAS IN THE BRONX
by Charlie Finch
A new springtime for the Yankees.
April
Apr. 29, 2009
OUT OF IRAQ
by Charlie Finch
Artist Ahmed Alsoudani and the chaos of Iraq.
Apr. 28, 2009
THE ULTIMATE REALIST
by Donald Kuspit
Steven Assael and the four kinds of realism.
Apr. 27, 2009
WHEN THE PAINT DISAPPEARS
by Charlie Finch
New paintings by Alex Katz and Che Lovelace.
Apr. 23, 2009
DRAWN AND QUARTERED
by Charlie Finch
"Compass in Hand: Selections from the Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection" at the Museum of Modern Art.
Apr. 22, 2009
POLITICS OF PAINTING
Richard Phillips and the erotics of capitalism. An interview by Alisa Barenboym and Katerina Llanes.
Apr. 20, 2009
"JESUS" SAVES
by Jerry Saltz
God bless the New Museumís tantalizing triennial.
Apr. 20, 2009
COIN OPERATOR
by Charlie Finch
William Metcalf and Yale Universityís coin collection.
Apr. 17, 2009
Apr. 14, 2009
LOLITOS IN FAG LIMBO
by Michèle C. Cone
Hernan Bas and the ambiguous desires of adolescence.
Apr. 13, 2009
ROMANCE OF CAPITAL
by Walter Robinson
"Women: A Loan Exhibition from the Collection of Steven and Alexandra Cohen" at Sothebyís New York.
Apr. 13, 2009
JESUS RESPONDS
by Charlie Finch
"Younger than Jesus" at the New Museum.
Apr. 8, 2009
CAILLEBOTTE IN BROOKLYN
by N.F. Karlins
"Gustave Caillebotte: Impressionist Paintings from Paris to the Sea" at the Brooklyn Museum.
Apr. 8, 2009
Asia on My Mind
by Donald Kuspit
"The Third Mind: American Artists Contemplate Asia, 1860-1989" at the Guggenheim Museum.
Apr. 7, 2009
THE COMING ART BOOM
by Charlie Finch
Market conditions are perfect for a resurgence in classic contemporary.
Apr. 6, 2009
JOHN JR.
by Charlie Finch
An image of lost youth in John Watersí "Rear Projection."
Apr. 2, 2009
The Storm That Never Came
by Richard Polsky
Top collectors have deep pockets.
Apr. 1, 2009
THOSE CRAZY LITTLE FILMS ON ART
by David DíArcy
A report from the International Festival of Films on Art (FIFA) in Montreal.
March
Mar. 31, 2009
LEVITTATION
by Charlie Finch
Helen Levitt, 1913-2009.
Mar. 30, 2009
ENERGY TO BURN
by Jerry Saltz
Two new gallery spaces in New York are, if not fully realized, rich in possibility.
Mar. 30, 2009
ANOTHER COUNTRY
by Charlie Finch
New exhibitions by Michalene Thomas and William Villalongo.
Mar. 27, 2009
Charley Toorop, Moral Realist
by Donald Kuspit
The human condition was an esthetic condition for the Dutch painter Charley Toorop.
Mar. 25, 2009
EVACUATION OF THE WEST
by Charlie Finch
A downbeat look at the American West in MoMAís "Into the Sunset."
Mar. 23, 2009
THE QUIET WORLD OF GABI HAMM
by Charlie Finch
Painted portraits and the power of personality.
Mar. 23, 2009
AFTER THE ORGY
by Jerry Saltz
Some art-boom heroes (Lisa Yuskavage) feel suddenly dated. Others (Rudolf Stingel) are perfectly present.
Mar. 20, 2009
The Artist Who Did Everything
by Jerry Saltz
Martin Kippenberger offers a guide for artists looking for ways around pessimism and gamesmanship.
Mar. 19, 2009
GRACELAND
by Charlie Finch
Photographer Tanyth Berkeley and her model Grace.
Mar. 19, 2009
Berlin, Mon Amour
by Donald Kuspit
A visit to two collections of Surrealist art, Peter Eisenmanís Holocaust Memorial, and more, in Berlin.
Mar. 17, 2009
ORIENTALISM & THE ART MARKET
by Adrian Dannatt
A visit with Shafik Gabr, Egyptís premiere collector of Orientalist art.
Mar. 17, 2009
INCOMPLETE
by Charlie Finch
Dana Schutz and the perils of history.
Mar. 16, 2009
CHA ON THIS!
by Charlie Finch
Xavier Cha and the beauty factory.
Mar. 9, 2009
HOORAY FOR HAROLD!
by Charlie Finch
New tales from Abraham Lincoln expert (and Met communications chief) Harold Holzer.
Mar. 9, 2009
CÉZANNE AND BEYOND
by N.F. Karlins
A new exhibition celebrates the influence of the 19th-century artist on 18 of his 20th-century colleagues.
Mar. 6, 2009
MORALITY PLAY
by Jerry Saltz
The art market is more moral than the stock market -- isnít it?
Mar. 5, 2009
BREAST MILK
by Charlie Finch
The price of objectification in Kathleen Giljeís portraits of women.
Mar. 3, 2009
NO SMILES AT MOMA
by Charlie Finch
The museum stamps out a bit of free creativity.
Mar. 3, 2009
THE PRICING ISSUE
by Richard Polsky
Two difficulties with the new recessionary art market.
February
Feb. 26, 2009
EPISTLE TO KIPPY
by Charlie Finch
"Martin Kippenberger: The Problem Perspective" at the Museum of Modern Art.
Feb. 25, 2009
COLD WAR CULTURES
by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp
From LACMA, a wide-ranging survey of post-war German art in "Art of Two Germanys"
Feb. 24, 2009
BROKEN GHOSTS
by Charlie Finch
New work by Lisa Yuskavage and Susan Rothenberg.
Feb. 23, 2009
I LOVE SAATCHI
by Kenny Schachter
A look at the new space of the king of British art patrons.
Feb. 18, 2009
DOWN WITH THE CUBE!
by Jerry Saltz
White Columnsí anniversary show proves that galleries can (and should) enliven art.
Feb. 18, 2009
COPING WITH COPLANS
by Charlie Finch
Revisiting the photographs of the late John Coplans.
Feb. 17, 2009
DRAWING NOTEBOOK
by N.F. Karlins
"Master Drawings New York," plus major shows at the Met and the Morgan.
Feb. 13, 2009
GROUNDHOGíS DIARY
by Charlie Finch
Piero Manzoni, Imi Knoebel, Jeremy Earhart, Andrea Zittel, Kepler and Lipon, Janet Biggs, more.
Feb. 12, 2009
LADY COURAGE
by Charlie Finch
Leila Hadley Luce, 1925-2009.
Feb. 11, 2009
THE SHOW OF THE SEASON
by Charlie Finch
Tadashi Kawamataís "Tree Huts" capture the recessionary zeitgeist.
Feb. 11, 2009
FASHION IS EVERYWHERE
by Alexandra Anderson-Spivy
A "year of fashion" at the International Center of Photography.
Feb. 10, 2009
THE BEST "ART 101"
by Thomas Hoving
Art that changes your life forever.
Feb. 9, 2009
INSIDE THE SHEPARD FAIREY CASE
by Charlie Finch
Portraits of Barack Obama at Danziger Projects.
Feb. 9, 2009
Reeling In the Years
by Jerry Saltz
Surviving 875 years of On Kawara.
Feb. 5, 2009
WEAPONS OF MAD DESTRUCTION
by Charlie Finch
Native American warrior art and artifacts at the new John Molloy Gallery in Manhattan.
Feb. 4, 2009
Leaving Eden
by Jerry Saltz
The Last Days of Pipilotti Ristís Pour Your Body Out (7354 Meters).
Feb. 3, 2009
PASCALíS PUZZLES
by Charlie Finch
Matt Johnsonís "Super System" inaugurates Taxter & Spengemannís new gallery space.
January
Jan. 30, 2009
SCREWTUBE
by Charlie Finch
Old corporate profits in the new democratic media.
Jan. 29, 2009
HAVING A RAVE UP!
by Charlie Finch
Artist Mickalene Thomas curates "The Brand New Heavies" at Collette Blanchard Gallery on the Lower East Side.
Jan. 27, 2009
Manhattan Mega Storage
by Jerry Saltz
Vic Muniz’s "Rebus" offers a formula to save MoMA.
Jan. 26, 2009
A BAD LIGHT SHOW
by Charlie Finch
Robert Irwinís "Red Drawing White Drawing Black Painting"
Jan. 22, 2009
COLLECTVISM WORKS!
by Charlie Finch
Wake up from the bad-dream art world of star dealer hegemony!
Jan. 21, 2009
The Big Picture
by Paul Hasegawa-Overacker
Shepard Fairey crafts a contemporary icon.
Jan. 20, 2009
Truly Tasteless Art
by Jerry Saltz
Nathalie Djurberg goes "full retard."
Jan. 20, 2009
A Particular Kind of American
by Jerry Saltz
Andrew Wyeth, 1917-2009.
Jan. 14, 2009
THE SPROUSE HOUSE
by Charlie Finch
Thumbs down on the Stephen Sprouse revival.
Jan. 13, 2009
RENAISSANCE LOVE
by Michèle C. Cone
"Art and Love in Renaissance Italy" at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Jan. 12, 2009
SURVIVAL STRATEGIES
by Charlie Finch
A proposal for a new, more sane and generous art market.
Jan. 12, 2009
MoMAís Sex Change
by Jerry Saltz
Pipilotti Rist gives a masculinist MoMA a redeeming shot of estrogen.
Jan. 7, 2009
QUO VADIS?
by Lavinia Filippi
Lawrence Weiner in Rome.
Jan. 6, 2009
ARTISTS AS OPTIMISTS
by Charlie Finch
Never mind the bollocks, artists stay busy.
Jan. 6, 2009
RICCIO AT THE FRICK
by N.F. Karlins
"Andrea Riccio: Renaissance Master of Bronze" at the Frick Collection.
Jan. 2, 2009
2009 CRYSTAL BALL
by Charlie Finch
Predictions for the coming year.
December
Dec. 29, 2008
WOULD DUKE APPROVE?
by Charlie Finch
On Robert Graham (1938-2008), and Duke Ellington.
Dec. 22, 2008
GREAT EXPECTATIONS
by Charlie Finch
Momentary encounters with the famous and renowned.
Dec. 19, 2008
An Afternoon at the Met
by Christopher Sweet
Visiting Rudy Burckhardt’s New York, N. Why?
Dec. 17, 2008
REMEMBERING WILLOUGHBY
by Charlie Finch
Willoughby Sharp, 1936-2008.
Dec. 17, 2008
LUST OR LIFE
by Charlie Finch
Kiki Seror’s motifs of carnality.
Dec. 15, 2008
TOP TEN 2008
by Jerry Saltz
The best art shows of 2008.
Dec. 12, 2008
PALE FIRE
by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp
New sculptures by Rachel Whiteread and George Stoll.
Dec. 11, 2008
DUBIOUS DUMAS
by Charlie Finch
Marlene Dumasí painting is lugubrious and lazy.
Dec. 10, 2008
ASK MARK KOSTABI
by Mark Kostabi
Advice for artists in an economic downturn.
Dec. 8, 2008
SPANISH ABSTRACTION
by Donald Kuspit
Elie Halioua’s abstract paintings reach for the "incommunicado core of the self."
Dec. 8, 2008
GIVE PEACE A CHANCE
by Charlie Finch
Lisa Ruyter’s "Atoms for Peace" in Vienna
Dec. 4, 2008
The Good, The Bad, and The Greedy
by Richard Polsky
Looking at the art-market slump of the early 1990s for lessons for today..
Dec. 3, 2008
ROBERTA ON YOUTUBE
by Charlie Finch
The celebrated New York Times art critic tells all.
Dec. 2, 2008
SHERMANíS MARCH OF TIME
by Jerry Saltz
Cindy Sherman, the original chameleon of contemporary art, shows her characters aging -- and is reborn.
Dec. 1, 2008
THE PERSONAL IS NOT POLITICAL
by Charlie Finch
Kate Winslet makes the Holocaust palatable in Stephen.
November
Nov. 26, 2008
GEORGES NÖEL TODAY
by Walter Robinson
Rediscovering the veteran French painter Georges Nöel.
Nov. 24, 2008
THE SOFT PARADE
by Charlie Finch
Common sense for hard times.
Nov. 24, 2008
ZEN ABSTRACTION
by Donald Kuspit
In Philadelphia, new sculptures, and sets for Fidelio, by Jun Kaneko.
Nov. 20, 2008
FEET DONíT FAIL ME NOW
by Charlie Finch
Pipilotti Rist’s "Pour Your Body Out" at MoMA.
Nov. 19, 2008
DRUNKEN MASTER
by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp
German artist Martin Kippenberger made mockery his method.
Nov. 18, 2008
A SILVER LINING
by Charlie Finch
All-female sales could cure a down market.
Nov. 17, 2008
Night at the Museum
by Jerry Saltz
No sex at the Guggenhiem Museum.
Nov. 12, 2008
LIGHTER THAN EROS
by Charlie Finch
"Eros" at Richard L. Feigen & Co.
Nov. 10, 2008
World in a Bottle
by Jerry Saltz
Giorgio Morandi and the pleasures of being minor.
Nov. 10, 2008
I AM A BERLINER!
by Charlie Finch
Brigid Berlin, the last of the superstars.
Nov. 6, 2008
THE FATE OF THE $5 POLLOCK
by Thomas Hoving
ARTnews traces a tortuous tale of Pollock paintings and possibly pilfered fingerprints.
Nov. 5, 2008
WHITE ON WHITE
by Charlie Finch
Barack Obama rebukes William Eggleston.
Nov. 4, 2008
SHAKEOUT TIME
by Richard Polsky
Advice for art collectors in a volatile market.
Nov. 3, 2008
FRIEZE AFTER THE FREEZE
by Jerry Saltz
At London’s big art fair, signs of financial trouble -- but maybe that’s okay.
October
Oct. 31, 2008
THE GRAND ACQUISITOR
by Thomas Hoving
"The Philippe de Montebello Years" at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Oct. 30, 2008
FAME-FUCKING AND
OTHER FRIVOLITIES

by Donald Kuspit
The temptations of Elizabeth Peyton’s idealized celebrities.
Oct. 29, 2008
MIRÓ, MIRÓ ON
THE WALL

by Charlie Finch
A hyperactive hodgepodge at MoMA reveals an anachronistic painter’s painter.
Oct. 23, 2008
BLACK LIGHT DISTRICT
by Charlie Finch
Sensuous and reflective craft in "Japanese Postwar Photography"
Oct. 22, 2008
CERAMIC HISTORY
by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp
Ken Price talks about his long escape from "art craft hell."
Oct. 21, 2008
A MIRACLE FOR MUSEUMS
by Thomas Hoving
The Arts and Artifacts Indemnity Program now has a $5-billion domestic component.
Oct. 20, 2008
DARK VICTORY
by Jerry Saltz
Vincent Van Goghís outrageous vulnerability.
Oct. 16, 2008
KING TUT IS BACK!
by Thomas Hoving
"Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharoahs" opens at the De Young Museum in 2009.
Oct. 15, 2008
ANIMALISM
by Charlie Finch
Alexander Calder is for kids.
Oct. 14, 2008
WELCOME TO THE í60S, YET AGAIN
by Jerry Saltz
Martha Rosler canít move beyond the easy arguments of her youth.
Oct. 10, 2008
DIABOLICAL SCIENCE
by Simon Todd
The Goth science of British artist Paul Fryer.
Oct. 9, 2008
NOW YOU SEE IT, NOW YOU DONíT
by Alexandra Anderson-Spivy
New works by Cecily Brown and Vik Muniz.
Oct. 3, 2008
RENAISSANCE GOOFBALL
by Charlie Finch
On the road with Elliott Arkin and "Mr. Artsee"
Oct. 2, 2008
"SMASHING" BLACK CYLINDERS
by Thomas Hoving
Dale Chihulyís magical "Black Cylinders."
Sept. 29, 2008
LOOKING OUT FOR NO. 2
by Jerry Saltz
The good, the bad and the terrible of the new Chelsea art season.
Sept. 26, 2008
RAZZLE WITHOUT DAZZLE
by Charlie Finch
New beaded masterpieces from Liza Lou.
Sept. 23, 2008
LETíS GET SERIOUS FOR A MOMENT
by Jerry Saltz
Is the apocalyptic art of "After Nature" a sign of newfound earnestness?
Sept. 18, 2008
MUSEUM DATE
by Jerry Saltz
A colloquy with architecture critic Justin Davidson on the new Museum of Arts and Design in Manhattan.
Sept. 18, 2008
AN ALIEN VISION
by Charlie Finch
"Van Gogh and the Colors of Night" at the Museum of Modern Art.
Sept. 17, 2008
A GLORY AT THE CURRIER MUSEUM
by Thomas Hoving
Curator Kurt Sundstrom discovers an overlooked masterpiece by Florentine sculptor Antonio Rossellino.
Sept. 17, 2008
SOPHIE AND ALAIN
by Charlie Finch
French Pop artist Alain Jacquet dies in New York at age 69.
Sept. 16, 2008
SEX, DEATH, DINNER
by Jerry Saltz
An art critic gets ravished by a legendary Spanish chef.
Sept. 15, 2008
KRASNERíS "LITTLE IMAGE" PAINTINGS
by Robert G. Edelman
Lee Krasnerís breakout abstractions from 1946-50.
Sept. 12, 2008
COMFORT AND JOY
by Charlie Finch
New paintings by Damian Loeb and Isca Greenfield-Sanders.
Sept. 11, 2008
THE TRIUMPH OF SHIT
by Donald Kuspit
Andres Serrano, Paul McCarthy and the avant-garde artist as an anal masturbator.
Sept. 11, 2008
TSUNAMI TIME
by Charlie Finch
A retreat to curatorial sensibility in the museum world.
Sept. 10, 2008
DIARY OF AN ART STAR
by Reverend Jen
Braving Hurricane Hanna for the sake of avant-garde art.
Sept. 8, 2008
MY DINNER WITH KISSINGER
by Charlie Finch
The still-vibrant psyche of 85-year-old Henry Kissinger.
Sept. 2, 2008
A FIRMAMENT OF STARSby Charlie Finch
Gearing up for the new fall art season.
Sept. 2, 2008
THE ROAD TO TAL AFAR
by Steve Mumford
Working with the Iraqi army in Mosul.
August
Aug. 27, 2008
A DEALER LOOKS BACK
by Richard Polsky
Changes in the art world over the last 30 years.
Aug. 26, 2008
DOWNEAST ROUNDUP
by Alexandra Anderson-Spivy
Summer art in Maine, 2008.
Aug. 25, 2008
THINGS FALL APART
by Charlie Finch
David Kramerís new book-cum-artwork, Snake Oil.
Aug. 20, 2008
ANGELS ON THE GROUND
by Charlie Finch
The film Beautiful Losers chronicles Alleged Gallery and the 1990s “Street Art” movement.
Aug. 19, 2008
REPLY TO THE OLYMPICS CONTROVERSY
by Cai Guo-Qiang
The Chinese art star responds to reports of digital trickery during the opening ceremonies of the Beijing Olympics.
Aug. 18, 2008
A BILLET DOUX FOR THE MET
by Thomas Hoving
What the mighty Metropolitan Museum of Art ought to do next.
Aug. 12, 2008
THE EMPERORS OF ART
by Charlie Finch
Hypermaterialism from Fifth Avenue to Dubai to Beijing.
Aug. 8, 2008
THE MURDER OF DAMIEN HIRST (as told to Charlie Finch)
by Charlie Finch
The perfect work of art.
Aug. 5, 2008
CLOSE ENCOUNTERS
by Ilka Scobie
Chuck Close talks about the young artists he admires and his new tapestry work.
July
July 30, 2008
A KISS FOR KIRCHNER
by Charlie Finch
"Kirchner and the Berlin Street" at the Museum of Modern Art.
July 25, 2008
BERKSHIRE IDLER
by Charlie Finch
The state of the arts at Belvoir Terrace Camp in Lenox, Mass.
July 24, 2008
EVERYTHING PLUS THE KITCHEN SINK
by Alexandra Anderson-Spivy
"Jess 1923-2004" and two group shows put the spotlight on collage.
July 23, 2008
A SIGG JOKE
by Charlie Finch
More thoughts on the case against the Olympics in China.
July 22, 2008
NOT JUST HOT AIR
by Jerry Saltz
Jeff Koons, better than you think.
July 21, 2008
BITING AND BRUISED
by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp
The painting of Marlene Dumas.
July 17, 2008
J.M.W. TURNER, ONE OF A KIND, ONCE AND FOREVER
by Thomas Hoving
Turner transformed grim and jejune reality into compelling fantasies of color, light and atmosphere.
July 14, 2008
Diaís Last Chance
by Jerry Saltz
Does Philippe Vergne have what it takes to keep Dia from being DOA?
July 11, 2008
PAIN IS THE NAME OF THE GAME
by Charlie Finch
Painter Chuck Connelly in HBOís new The Art of Failure.
July 9, 2008
TREASURES OF HAJJI BABA
by N.F. Karlins
"Woven Splendor from Timbuktu to Tibet: Exotic Rugs and Textiles from New York Collectors" at the New-York Historical Society.
July 9, 2008
WATER FALLACIES
by Charlie Finch
Public art and the public good.
July 8, 2008
UBIQUITOUS ART
by Charlie Finch
The idea of art is everywhere these days.
July 7, 2008
Take Me to the River
by Jerry Saltz
Olafur Eliassonís New York City Waterfalls come on with a wink, not a whoosh.
July 2, 2008
THE DELLA ROBBIA DEBACLE
by Paul Jeromack
A glazed terracotta by Andrea della Robbia falls off the wall at the Metropolitan Museum.
July 2, 2008
AN IDLERíS DIARY
by Charlie Finch
Julian Laverdiere, Doug Blau, Sherry Wong, Catherine Murphy, more.
June
June 30, 2008
BURIED TREASURES
by Thomas Hoving
Two spectacular treasures on loan to the Met.
June 27, 2008
OIL PAINTING
by Charlie Finch
Abstract Expressionism in the sheikdom.
June 25, 2008
CHAOS THEORY
by Charlie Finch
Buckminster Fuller, Paul McCarthy, and Salvador Daliís "Painting and Film"
June 25, 2008
COWBOYS IN ROME
by Lavinia Filippi
Richard Prince opens at Gagosian Gallery in Rome.
June 23, 2008
MUGGY UGLY
by Charlie Finch
A new Dennis Oppenheim art project in Union Square Park definitely does not improve the summer weather.
June 23, 2008
Two Coats of Painting
by Jerry Saltz
Tony Shafrazi, the man who tagged Guernica, tries another way of superimposing new art and old.
June 17, 2008
ANGELS AND ALLIGATORS
by Mary Barone
An interview with the New York artist Rachel Feinstein.
June 19, 2008
GUNS AND COLLAGES
by Carlo McCormick
New works from country conceptualist Mike Osterhout.
June 17, 2008
TALKING PICTURES
by N.F. Karlins
"Glossolalia" at the Museum of Modern Art.
June 13, 2008
MASTERPIECES BY THE MINORS
by Paul Jeromack
With its recent purchase of a seascape by Abraham de Verwer, the National Gallery of Art makes a smart collecting move.
June 13, 2008
AN IDLERíS DIARY
by Charlie Finch
Wandering around SoHo and Chelsea at the beginning of summer.
June 12, 2008
BLUE-COLLAR HEAVEN
by Kevin Nance
A mythic vision of Chicago in Tony Fitzpatrickís "Portraits of a Remembered City"
June 10, 2008
LAY YOUR BURDEN DOWN
by Charlie Finch
Chris Burdenís What My Dad Gave Me (2008) at Rockefeller Center.
June 9, 2008
AMERICAN OPTIMIST
by Kevin Nance
Jeff Koons is the Energizer Bunny of contemporary art.
June 9, 2008
STATUARY STORY

by Jerry Saltz
David Altmejdís otherworldly figures create narrative just by standing still.
June 6, 2008
SINISTER SKIES
by Alexandra Anderson-Spivy
Roger Brownís dialogue with disaster.
June 3, 2008
THE BASEL OF THE FUTURE
by Stefan Kobel
An interview with Art Basel co-director Marc Spiegler.
June 2, 2008
The Art Worldís Space Invader
by Jerry Saltz
Does a Warhol look different when itís hanging above someoneís TV set? Ask Louise Lawler.
May
May 29, 2008
AN ART MUTUAL FUND
by Richard Polsky
The Los Angeles dealer and author of I Bought Andy Warhol sets up his own "art mutual fund."
May 28, 2008
AMERICAN INVENTOR
by Jerry Saltz
Remembering Rauschenberg.
May 28, 2008
GOODBYE JOHN
by Charlie Finch
John Weber, 1932-2008.
May 23, 2008
LIGHT INDUSTRY
by Charlie Finch
Whimsy and dignity in photographs by Bernd and Hilla Becher.
May 21, 2008
COP ROCK
by Steve Mumford
At combat outpost Rock in Mosul.
May 21, 2008
THE HOLISTIC DIRECTOR
by Phyllis Tuchman
An interview with LACMA head Michael Govan.
May 20, 2008
THE EYES HAVE IT
by Charlie Finch
Operatic lust in new paintings by Rosa Loy.
May 20, 2008
DEATH AND THE ARTIST
by Michèle C. Cone
Issues of freedom and fame in the work of the Fluxus artist Yoko Ono.
May 19, 2008
ELIZABETH II
by Jerry Saltz
Elizabeth Peyton returns to life.
May 14, 2008
RAUSCHENBERG/WARHOL
by Charlie Finch
RIP Robert Rauschenberg, 1925-2008.
May 13, 2008
THE ADVANCE OF BEAUTY
by Donald Kuspit
Thomas Chimes and Lynda Benglis at Locks Gallery in Philadelphia.
May 12, 2008
MISSION ABORTED
by Charlie Finch
The nuances of Yaleís Aliza Shvarts controversy.
May 8, 2008
DIAMOND IN THE DESERT
by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp
Richard Neutraís modernist Kaufmann House in Palm Springs goes up for auction.
May 7, 2008
BACK AND FORTH
by Charlie Finch
John Baldessari and Matt Mullican collaborate on "Pong" at Tracy Williams, Ltd.
May 5, 2008
AMONG THE KURDS
by Steve Mumford
The war in Mosul is one of bombs.
May 5, 2008
THE DAY THE LIGHTS WENT ON
by Jerry Saltz
Dan Flavinís 1964 breakout show, in meticulous reproduction.
May 5, 2008
PITCH PERFECT
by Charlie Finch
Kentuckyís art-and-culture magazine makes provinciality a glam asset.
May 2, 2008
BREATH OF LIFE
by Alexandra Anderson-Spivy
New works from the George Rickey estate at Marlborough Chelsea and Maxwell Davidson.
April
Apr. 29, 2008
SCHNABEL AND HIS DOUBLES
by Charlie Finch
The magic formula behind the success of Julian Schnabelís films.
Apr. 28, 2008
WASTED YOUTH
by Jerry Saltz
A collaboration between superhot artists Dan Colen and Nate Lowman instantly looks dated.
Apr. 24, 2008
CRASH TEST
by Charlie Finch
Living dangerously with Anthony James.
Apr. 24, 2008
JOE & NANCY
by N.F. Karlins
Joe Brainardís "The Nancys" get a welcome showing at Tibor de Nagy.
Apr. 23, 2008
THE NEW YORK CANON
by Jerry Saltz
Thirty years of highs and lows in the New York art world.
Apr. 22, 2008
ART DEALERíS DIARY
by Kenny Schachter
Obituary: Art Cologne -- an art dealer tolls the bell.
Apr. 21, 2008
DID I TELL YOU THE ONE ABOUT THE CONTRACTOR IN IRAQ?
by Steve Mumford
On the way to Mosul in Iraq in the spring of 2008.
Apr. 21, 2008
RUNNING, JUMPING, STANDING STILL
by Charlie Finch
Nobility and vigor in Elizabeth Peytonís new works.
Apr. 18, 2008
FEAR STRIKES OUT
by Charlie Finch
Boycott the Olympics, and boycott contemporary Chinese art.
Apr. 17, 2008
FAKE IT 'TIL
YOU MAKE IT

by Charlie Finch
Olafur Eliasson and the illusion of taste.
Apr. 14, 2008
VIDEO RAVE
by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp
Surveying "California Video" at the Getty Museum.
Apr. 10, 2008
BEAUX VISAGE
by N.F. Karlins
American portraitist Cecilia Beaux gets a long-overdue reassessment.
Apr. 9, 2008
PLEASURES OF EDO
by Fred Stern
"Designed for Pleasure: The World of Edo" at Asia Society.
Apr. 8, 2008
THE THREAT OF LOVE
by Charlie Finch
Walter Robinson puts the error back in eros.
Apr. 7, 2008
The Venus of Long Island City
by Jerry Saltz
P.S.1ís survey of feminist art shows us the birth of just about every art trend thatís in vogue today.
Apr. 4, 2008
WHITE MEN CANíT PAINT!
by Charlie Finch
Morgan Nevilleís new film, The Cool School, on the early Los Angeles art scene.
Apr. 4, 2008
THE WATER OF LIFE
by Donald Kuspit
Fabrizio Plessiís islands of digital art.
March
Mar. 31, 2008
DIARY OF AN ART STAR
by Reverend Jen
Touring the new Lower East Side gallery scene.
Mar. 31, 2008
HANGING AT THE HORTSí
by Charlie Finch
Talk of Marlene Dumas, Richard Tuttle and Jimmy Page at Susan and Michael Hortís private view during Armory weekend.
Mar. 26, 2008
A BROWN WORLD
by Charlie Finch
Painter Deborah Brown captures natural New York.
Mar. 25, 2008
ADVENTURES IN PHOTOGRAPHY
by N.F. Karlins
A retrospective of the work of 20th-century photographer (and Surrealist muse) Lee Miller.
Mar. 24, 2008
When Cool turns Cold
by Jerry Saltz
Towards a No Painting Biennial.
Mar. 21, 2008
CHEERS!
by Charlie Finch
A few words occasioned by Eduardo Sarabiaís Salon Aleman at the Park Avenue Armory.
Mar. 20, 2008
THE RETURN OF MAX ESTENGER
by Charlie Finch
New works by the artist from Queens.
Mar. 19, 2008
BETWITCHED
by Charlie Finch
New psychedelic allegories from Lane Twitchell.
Mar. 18, 2008
NOT SO WEI OUT
by Charlie Finch
Ai Weiweiís Descending Light at Mary Boone Gallery.
Mar. 17, 2008
STARWALKERS
by Charlie Finch
Naked wonder from Richard Dupont at Lever House.
Mar. 14, 2008
MY DINNER WITH SIMON
by Charlie Finch
Veteran curator Simon Watson and the contemporary art banquet.
Mar. 11, 2008
DOOBY DOOBY DUBAI
by Charlie Finch
A modest proposal for art in the Middle East.
Mar. 7, 2008
ESTHETICS AND ANASTHESIA
by Simon Todd
An interview with the English artist Keith Coventry.
Mar. 4, 2008
BIENNIAL FOR ONE
by Charlie Finch
Go to Facebook for your own Whitbash 2008.
Mar. 3, 2008
Fever Dreams
by Jerry Saltz
A show about archives gets brilliantly lost in the vaults.
February
Feb. 29, 2008
OUR LONG CULTURAL NIGHTMARE WILL SOON BE OVER
by Jerry Saltz
Thomas Krens steps down as director of the Guggenheim Museum.
Feb. 28, 2008
INTERNATIONAL MAN OF MYSTERY
by Charlie Finch
Thomas Krens, father of the global art plutocracy.
Feb. 27, 2008
SUGAR SHOCK
by Adrian Dannatt
Ellen Berkenblit and the face of female esthetics.
Feb. 27, 2008
GRIDLOCK
by Charlie Finch
"Color Chart" at the Museum of Modern Art.
Feb. 26, 2008
CHILDHOODíS END
by Charlie Finch
Anna Craycroft, orphans and hope, and Obama as Manchild.
Feb. 25, 2008
ÉMINENCE GRISE
by Jerry Saltz
"Jasper Johns: Gray" shows off an imagination that works in non-imaginative ways.
Feb. 22, 2008
THE LAST PICTURE SHOW
by Charlie Finch
Painter Chris Martin provides Chelsea with its final triumph.
Feb. 22, 2008
DR. STRANGE
by Charlie Finch
Baird Jones, 1954-2008.
Feb. 20, 2008
GET SMART
by Charlie Finch
"Design and the Elastic Mind" at MoMA.
Feb. 19, 2008
LOVE FOR SALE
by Charlie Finch
Peeking at the market for Miroslav Tichy.
Feb. 14, 2008
BROAD MINDED
by Charlie Finch
Swaping curatorial souls for the favors of the wealthy.
Feb. 12, 2008
THE GRAYING OF MODERNISM
by Donald Kuspit
The whimper of "Jasper Johns: Gray" at the Metropolitan Museum.
Feb. 11, 2008
THE WAY IT WAS
by Charlie Finch
The modest beginnings of legendary dealer Richard Bellamy.
Feb. 11, 2008
Artist in Residence
by Jerry Saltz
When Guy Ben-Ner goes to Ikea, heís not there for the meatballs.
Feb. 8, 2008
DIARY OF AN ART STAR
by Reverend Jen
Your favorite American idol goes on a two-city German tour.
Feb. 7, 2008
FATHERS AND SONS
by Charlie Finch
At the Museum of Biblical Art, "The Art of Forgiveness: Images of the Prodigal Son."
Feb. 6, 2008
LET THEM EAT WATER
by Charlie Finch
Olafur Eliassonís "Waterfalls" is just for the good of New Yorkers.
Feb. 4, 2008
A COSMIC JOKE
by Charlie Finch
Robert Smithsonís Spiral Jetty was designed to be passive.
Feb. 4, 2008
Emerging, After All These Years
by Jerry Saltz
The gallery gold rush has allowed artists whoíve spent decades on the fringes to grab at the prize.
January
Jan. 28, 2008
CRITICAL MASS
by Charlie Finch
The keys to the art-critical kingdom.
Jan. 23, 2008
TORRID ALLEGORY
by Paul Jeromack
Fragonard lets it all hang out in the "Allegories of Love."
Jan. 22, 2008
LATE BLOOMER
by Charlie Finch
Nobuhiro Ishiharaís symbolic creatures.
Jan. 18, 2008
CUT AND PASTE
by Charlie Finch
"Fit to Print" at Gagosian Gallery in New York.
Jan. 18, 2008
DANGEROUS BEAUTY
by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp
Graciela Iturbide and the astonishment of Mexico.
Jan. 17, 2008
REPETITIVE STRESS
by Charlie Finch
Zhang Peili provides a chilling look at the worldís oldest civiliation.
Jan. 14, 2008
PENNMANSHIP
by Charlie Finch
Steely esthetic asceticism from Irving Penn.
Jan. 9, 2008
NAVAL GAZING
by Charlie Finch
Julian Schnabelís new "Navigation Drawings."
Jan. 9, 2008
THE TRIUMPH OF THE BIG D
by Alexandra Anderson-Spivy
"Pattern and Decoration" painting returns, in two museum exhibitions.
Jan. 7, 2008
WHAT MAKES A MASTERPIECE
by Charlie Finch
A tale of the art market, 2008.
Jan. 4, 2008
DUTCH MASTERS
by Paul Jeromack
"The Age of Rembrandt" at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Jan. 4, 2008
OUT ON A LIMB FOR 2008
by Charlie Finch
Scoping out the new year.
Jan. 3, 2008
ECSTASY MACHINE
by Jerry Saltz
The Metropolitan Museum of Art is a visit to the entire world.
December
Dec. 29, 2007
THE ASHES OF CHARISMA
by Charlie Finch
Contemporary artists and their pretensions.
Dec. 28, 2007
WAR AND SEX
by Michèle C. Cone
Patriotism, propaganda and passion at Exit Art.
Dec. 21, 2007
A CHRISTMAS EVE MEMORY
by Charlie Finch
New York City in the 1950s.
Dec. 19, 2007
TROLLING AT THE TROLL
by Charlie Finch
A new museum opens on the Lower East Side.
Dec. 18, 2007
DRAWING NOTEBOOK
by N.F. Karlins
Contemporary artists explore the Morgan Library collection in "Drawing Connections"
Dec. 17, 2007
THE YEAR IN ART
by Jerry Saltz
Matthew Barney, Kara Walker, Richard Prince, the Whitney, the New Museum, the Met, more.
Dec. 14, 2007
ART AND THE PRESIDENCY
by Charlie Finch
Art takes a leave from the 2008 campaign.
Dec. 13, 2007
WAITING FOR GAGOSIAN
by Lavinia Filippi
Gagosian Gallery opens a space in Rome.
Dec. 12, 2007
CRAP ON CRAP
by Charlie Finch
Lucian Freudís inferior art.
Dec. 10, 2007
Little House on the Bowery
by Jerry Saltz
Has the New Museum sold itself short?
Dec. 7, 2007
CLASSICS AND COMMERCIALS
by Charlie Finch
Selling art and selling out.
Dec. 3, 2007
WEEKDAY UPDATE
by Charlie Finch
A single masterpiece on view in New Yorkís Chelsea art district.
Dec. 3, 2007
CAN YOU DIG IT?
by Jerry Saltz
At Gavin Brown, Urs Fischer takes a jackhammer to Chelsea itself.
November
Nov. 30, 2007
EVE OF DESTRUCTION
by Charlie Finch
Employing entropy in the world of art.
Nov. 28, 2007
THE UNCURATORIAL CURATOR
by Ilka Scobie
An interview with New Museum curator Massimiliano Gioni.
Nov. 28, 2007
WATTS UP
by Charlie Finch
Sober symbolism in new paintings by Ouattara Watts.
Nov. 28, 2007
ALL-STARS AND ART STARS
by Daniel Grant
The fine art of being a sports artist.
Nov. 26, 2007
SPECTACULAR SHOW
by Charlie Finch
Symbols of transformation from Indian artist Bharti Kher.
Nov. 26, 2007
Where Are All the Women?
by Jerry Saltz
On MoMAís identity politics.
Nov. 21, 2007
NOT A FAIRY TALE
by Donald Kuspit
Judy Foxís Snow White and the Seven Sins.
Nov. 21, 2007
ESTRANGED IN A STRANGE LAND
by Charlie Finch
Hu Xiangdong packages China for consumption.
Nov. 20, 2007
SWEETNESS IS LIGHT
by Julia Morton
Cosimo Cavallaroís chocolate saints.
Nov. 20, 2007
THE VIRTUES OF TRANSPARENCY
by Charlie Finch
Time to smash open the doors of auctionland.
Nov. 14, 2007
EYE CANDY V.
HARD CANDY

by Julia Morton
Whitney Museum curator Shamim Momin talks the talk.
Nov. 13, 2007
AN EXPLOSION OF COLOR, IN BLACK AND WHITE
by Jerry Saltz
Kara Walkerís silhouettes donít just broach Americaís touchiest subject -- they detonate it.
Nov. 12, 2007
DUPED!
by Charlie Finch
New homonculi from cybersculptor Richard Dupont.
Nov. 9, 2007
© ART
by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp
Takashi Murakamiís retrospective at the Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles.
Nov. 8, 2007
PECULIAR INSTITUTIONS
by Charlie Finch
Remembering galleries of times past.
Nov. 5, 2007
THE WILD ONE
by Jerry Saltz
Steven Parrino was bent on destroying painting in order to save it.
Nov. 2, 2007
BLACK BOX
by Charlie Finch
Douglas Gordonís new burnt-Warhol-on-mirror works.
Nov. 1, 2007
A LOST OPPORTUNITY
by Charlie Finch
Martin Puryear at the Museum of Modern Art.
October
Oct. 26, 2007
A NOT-SO-VAST RIGHT-WING CONSPIRACY
by Charlie Finch
The art blogs and their nonexistent readers.
Oct. 25, 2007
A SHOEBOX SHOW
by Charlie Finch
Park Avenue Bank hosts a show of works by 20th-century women artists.
Oct. 24, 2007
KASHMIR HIGH
by Fred Stern
"The Arts of Kashmir " at Asia Society in New York.
Oct. 23, 2007
I AM STONED (ARE YOU STONED?)
by Charlie Finch
The secret Conceptual Art techniques of Lawrence Weiner.
Oct. 22, 2007
The Elephant
in the Room

by Jerry Saltz
Why you should give a crap about Chris Ofiliís new paintings.
Oct. 19, 2007
DIARY OF AN ART STAR
by Reverend Jen
Back to School special: Reverend Jenís Art Tips for Boys and Girls.
Oct. 18, 2007
CHINA DOLLARS
by Charlie Finch
Whatís behind the boom in Chinese contemporary?
Oct. 16, 2007
POPULAR PAINTINGS
by Charlie Finch
"XXL: Size Matters" at the Hudson Valley Center.
Oct. 15, 2007
ANARCHY IN THE U.K.
by Emilie Trice
Zak Smith brings his politics and porn to London.
Oct. 15, 2007
LOS ANGELES COOL
by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp
Three shows prove that Los Angeles art was hot in the 1960s.
Oct. 12, 2007
ART ABOUT LIFE
by Charlie Finch
Lisa Yuskavage versus death.
Oct. 10, 2007
ART MARKET GUIDE 2007
by Richard Polsky
A look at the art market, October 2007.
Oct. 10, 2007
ART INFLAMES
by Charlie Finch
Vandalizing Andres Serrano in Sweden.
Oct. 9, 2007
QUESTIONS OF CRAFT
by N.F. Karlins
"Shy Boy, She Devil, and Isis" puts "conceptual craft" in the spotlight.
Oct. 5, 2007
VOLUNTEER SLAVERY
by Charlie Finch
Kara Walker and the injection of sex into horror.
Oct. 5, 2007
THE WATSON LOOK
by Mary Barone
Gordon Watson curates a decorative arts auction at Sothebyís London.
Oct. 3, 2007
SHARPSHOOTER
by Alexandra Anderson-Spivy
Heís back: Willoughby Sharp in performance.
Oct. 2, 2007
WHY ARE THE GRINGOS IN COLOMBIA?
by Steve Mumford
Stories from the Baghdad 28th Combat Support Hospital.
September
Sept. 28, 2007
PRINCE CHARMING
by Charlie Finch
Richard Prince, market Leviathan.
Sept. 27, 2007
GOODBYE GLENN
by Charlie Finch
Hello Halbreich -- staff changes at the Museum of†Modern Art.
Sept. 26, 2007
OLD SCHOOL
by Charlie Finch
André Emmerich, 1924-2007
Sept. 25, 2007
LOOKING
by Charlie Finch
When the eye is not invited in.
Sept. 24, 2007
FROM A TO Z
by Phyllis Tuchman
"All the More Real" at the Parrish Art Museum.
Sept. 24, 2007
HOW TO REBUILD THE GUGGENHEIM
by Jerry Saltz
Trying to take the "heim" out of the Guggenheim.
Sept. 21, 2007
FRANKINSCENSE
by Charlie Finch
Natalie Frankís new paintings are both disturbing and entrancing.
Sept. 21, 2007
CONCRETE COLISEUM
by Roberta Fallon
Artist Mark Shetabiís parking garages are emblems of society gone wrong.
Sept. 19, 2007
THE TALENT
by Charlie Finch
Hollywood stars and art stars, both dim.
Sept. 17, 2007
BACK FROM THE BRINK
by Jerry Saltz
MoMA relives paintingís postwar near-death experience.
Sept. 17, 2007
THE MACHINE SELF AND THE SQUIGGLE GAME
by Donald Kuspit
Rebecca Hornís performance of her body ego.
Sept. 12, 2007
MIXED MESSAGES
by Charlie Finch
Marian Goodman Gallery celebrates its 30th anniversary.
Sept. 10, 2007
ANOTHER OPENING, ANOTHER SHOW
by Charlie Finch
Deborah Kass at Kasmin -- and Bottino -- plus the Collector Fair.
Sept. 7, 2007
DARKNESS VISIBLE
by Charlie Finch
On Lisa Ruyter: One Million Postcards.
Sept. 5, 2007
The return of midcareer
by Charlie Finch
A glance at the contemporary gallery offerings in New York this fall.
August
Aug. 27, 2007
BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY
by Jerry Saltz
Remembering Elizabeth Murray.
Aug. 24, 2007
ART CLASS
by Ben Davis
Marx, "a new theory of the market," art and politics.
Aug. 23, 2007
ART OPPORTUNITIES
by Charlie Finch
A change in market values means a change in art values.
Aug. 22, 2007
SHCONTEMPORARY PREVIEW
by Lee Ambrozy
The new art fair in Shanghai hopes to steal Beijingís crown as capital of Chinese contemporary art.
Aug. 21, 2007
DIARY OF AN ART STAR
by Reverend Jen
Art, sun and revelation in the Hamptons.
Aug. 20, 2007
THE TROUBLE
WITH YOUTH

by Donald Kuspit
The adolescent avant-garde versus the new Old Masters.
Aug. 17, 2007
HOW HE PAINTS HIS MASTERPIECE
by Charlie Finch
Waiting for Bob Dylanís painting exhibition.
Aug. 17, 2007
JOE LEWIS: CLAIRVOYANCE
by Walter Robinson
From the Bronx to Chelsea, via pictoralism, minimalism and deconstruction.
Aug. 13, 2007
JUST BRUCE
by Charlie Finch
Bruce Wolmer, 1948-2007, RIP.
Aug. 8, 2007
FINALLY, SOMEBODY
by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp
Rediscovering the eccentric (and influential) abstractions of Mary Heilmann.
Aug. 6, 2007
LIQUID SKIES
by Charlie Finch
Will the hedge fund crisis sink the art market?
July
July 31, 2007
THE MAGICAL MURPHYS
by Alexandra Anderson-Spivy
During the Jazz Age, Sara and Gerald Murphy lived life as an artistic exercise.
July 30, 2007
A BIZARRE COLLECTOR
by Charlie Finch
A visit to Kykuit, the estate of the now-forgotten Nelson Rockefeller.
July 30, 2007
BIRDS OF PARADISE
by N.F. Karlins
"Justin McCarthy" at the two-year old GoggleWorks Center for the Arts in downtown Reading, Pa.
July 25, 2007
WELCOME TO QUADRICEPTICA II
by Lisa-Evelyn Radish
Promise and perplexity at the second edition of the quadrennial Rjamuszian exhibition.
July 24, 2007
CURATORIAL KARAOKE
by Bazon Brock
Random pathos at Documenta 12.
July 23, 2007
THEREMY
by Charlie Finch
Remembering Theresa Duncan and Jeremy Blake.
July 19, 2007
A WORLD WITHOUT WARHOLS
by Charlie Finch
With Andy, the "authenticity" issue is absurd.
July 18, 2007
HYPING SERRA
by Donald Kuspit
Is Richard Serraís sculpture the Titanic of avant-garde abstraction?
July 17, 2007
THE ALCHEMY OF CURATING
by Jerry Saltz
Examining the 52nd Venice Biennale, Documenta XII and Sculpture Projects Münster.
July 12, 2007
ORWELL ON DALÍ
by Charlie Finch
Is artistic freedom morally neutral?
July 7, 2007
FORM THING
by Charlie Finch
The lesser offerings are the thing at Storm King Art Center.
July 2, 2007
BIENNIAL CULTURE
by Jerry Saltz
Biennials are boring and bloated -- there must be a better way.
June
June 29, 2007
BIENNALE WITHOUT BARRIERS
by Lavinia Filippi
An interview with Robert Storr, director of the international exhibition at the 52nd Venice Biennale.
June 27, 2007
STINGELESE
by Charlie Finch
Rudolf Stingelís graffiti art at the Whitney Museum.
June 26, 2007
THE TRUTH ABOUT GERMANY?
by Donald Kuspit
Neo-Rauchís dialectical fables.
June 25, 2007
WHAT ART SAYS ABOUT MONEY
by Charlie Finch
The love call of currency.
June 21, 2007
DIARY OF AN ART STAR
by Reverend Jen
In search of a little magic in summertime New York.
June 20, 2007
DOWNTOWN SALON
by Ilka Scobie
A conversation with Deitch Projects director Nicola Vassell.
June 19, 2007
BUONA SERA
by Jerry Saltz
Richard Serra at the Museum of Modern Art. Plus five good public sculptures in New York City.
June 18, 2007
SIMPLE THINGS
by Charlie Finch
Seeking small moments of mildly enlightened distinction.
June 13, 2007
DAMIEN HIRST JUMPS THE SHARK
by Charlie Finch
The YBA star flogs a $100-million diamond skull.
June 12, 2007
BELIEVE IT
by Joe La Placa
Hirst on the market, museums, his heroes and For the Love of God.
June 11, 2007
ART DEALERíS DIARY
by Kenny Schachter
The pleasures and pitfalls of design art at Design Miami/Basel.
June 11, 2007
Summer Bummer
by Jerry Saltz
The Whitney Museumís bad trip back to the Ď60s.
June 5, 2007
ARTNET DESIGN
by Brook S. Mason
Prouveís Maison Tropicale sold, a "pot dealer" in New York, International Ceramics Fair, more.
June 5, 2007
EVERYBODY LOVES CLAUDE
by Phyllis Tuchman
The crowds still line up for Claude Monet at Wildenstein.

June 4, 2007
Deal or No Deal
by Jerry Saltz
Takashi Murakamiís show is nakedly commercial; "Underdog" strikes an opposite pose, to much the same effect.
June 4, 2007
JERSEY TRANSIT
by Charlie Finch
If you ride Jersey Transit, you donít need Richard Serra.
May
May 30, 2007
PHILLIPS HEAD
by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp
Richard Phillipsí postmodern vanitas paintings feature nude women and Nazis.
May 24, 2007
IíVE GOT THEM OLí
COSMIC FILLMORE
EAST BLUES AGAIN

by Charlie Finch
On the occasion of "Summer of Love" at the Whitney Museum.
May 22, 2007
KING OF FASHION
by Alexandra Anderson-Spivy
Modernist fashion icon Paul Poiret at the Metropolitan Museum.
May 21, 2007
ITíS BORING AT THE TOP
by Jerry Saltz
Is Andreas Gursky -- the highest-priced photographer alive -- running out of ideas?
May 21, 2007
ART HOUSE
by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp
ArchitectureForSale.com pioneers a new market in houses by top architects.
May 17, 2007
LANDSCAPES OF LONGING
by N.F. Karlins
John Constableís "Maria Bicknell Years" at Salander-OíReilly.
May 17, 2007
REMEMBERING JONATHAN
by Charlie Finch
A memorial for art scribe and Asia hand Jonathan Napack.
May 15, 2007
Same River Twice
by Jerry Saltz
Rirkrit Tiravanija makes dinner for gallerygoers. Plus, Gordon Matta-Clark.
May 9, 2007
COLETTE IN TRANSIT
by Alexandra Anderson-Spivy
The celebrated performance artist presents the satin-swathed boudoir from her Maison Lumière.
May 8, 2007
DIAMOND IN THE DESERT
by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp
Richard Neutraís modernist Kaufmann House in Palm Springs goes up for auction.
May 8, 2007
WITH GOOD COMPANY, INTO IRAQ
by Steve Mumford
Bloggers and journalists head for Baghdad to cover the war.
May 5, 2007
WHATEVER HAPPENED TO DAVID ROCKEFELLER?
by Charlie Finch
Mark Rothkoís White Center (1950) hits the auction block.
May 5, 2007
THE AURA OF TIMELESSNESS
by Donald Kuspit
Desert images by Mel Pekarsky and Berber portrait photographs by Lazhar Mansouri.
May 4, 2007
MURAKAMI AND THE MURPHYS
by Charlie Finch
Parallel manifestations of Sara and Gerald Murphy and Takashi Murakami.
May 3, 2007
FEMALE TROUBLES
by Michèle C. Cone
"Global Feminisms" is a Tsunami-sized wave of distress signals.
April
Apr. 30, 2007
NOT BUYING IT
by Jerry Saltz
If "Not for Sale" tells us anything, itís that P.S.1 needs to make some changes.
Apr. 27, 2007
DIARY OF AN ART STAR
by Reverend Jen
In search of interesting art in Chelsea.
Apr. 26, 2007
PRINCE FEIGEN
by Charlie Finch
The quattrocento meets Ab Ex in "Sublime Convergence" at Richard L. Feigen & Co.
Apr. 24, 2007
PRIMAVERA
by Alexandra Anderson-Spivy
Robert Kushnerís new paintings evoke renewed growth and fleeting beauty.
Apr. 23, 2007
GET ME A BRUSH, STAT!
by Jerry Saltz
"High Times, Hard Times" at the National Academy Museum. Plus, Matthew Barney in a new performance.
Apr. 18, 2007
BITS AND PIECES
by Charlie Finch
Rummaging through old Manhattan with photographer Kevin Landers.
Apr. 10, 2007
WRITTEN ON THE WALL AND IN THE WIND
by Jerry Saltz
Minimalist artist Sol LeWitt dies at age 78.
Apr. 9, 2007
CHARNEL KNOWLEDGE
by Jerry Saltz
Carroll Dunhamís wounded beasts get medieval on their own asses. Plus, Karel Funk.
Apr. 9, 2007
PECULIAR PEARLS
by Charlie Finch
Dead calm in Philip Pearlsteinís paintings.
Apr. 4, 2007
WHAT YOU SEE IS WHAT YOU SEE
by Charlie Finch
"Blue Cage Sculptures" by Rebecca Smith.
Apr. 2, 2007
BOOM IN BLOOM?
by Richard Polsky
Will the boom continue or is it likely to fall?
March
Mar. 29, 2007
THE PAINTERLY FIGURE
by Donald Kuspit
Jörg Immendorff, Odd Nerdrum and Nora Speyer engage a truly human esthetic.
Mar. 28, 2007
DAVID LACHAPELLE
by Mary Barone
The celebrated glamour photographer and filmmaker talks with Mary Barone.
Mar. 27, 2007
RADICAL ETHIOPIA
by Charlie Finch
The African Christ in Ethiopian art.
Mar. 26, 2007
NO MANíS LAND
by Jerry Saltz
Rachel Harrison ambivalently memorializes sculpture -- and men. Plus, Cary Liebowitz.
Mar. 23, 2007
PUSSY POWER
by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp
"WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution" at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.
Mar. 23, 2007
PUSSY POWER
by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp
"WACK! Art and the Feminist Revolution" at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.
Mar. 22, 2007
SPECIAL OPS
by Charlie Finch
Reticent retinal art, and more, on Madison Avenue.
Mar. 22, 2007
PLEASURE GARDENS
by Fred Stern
An homage to the gardens of the East at the Sackler Gallery.
Mar. 21, 2007
Where is Critical Art Ensemble?
The Artnet Questionnaire.
Mar. 21, 2007
DIARY OF AN ART STAR
by Reverend Jen
Tossing dollars at Mark Kostabiís "Paint That Naming."
Mar. 20, 2007
SPIRITS IN THE WOOD
by N.F. Karlins
Art and artifacts made of wood and tree bark by Woodland Indians and Australian Aborigines.
Mar. 19, 2007
YOU LIGHT UP MY LIFE
by Jerry Saltz
Art market darling Terence Koh dances with skeletons and brightens the Whitney lobby. Plus, Christian Jankowski.
Mar. 15, 2007
SPRING OASIS
by Charlie Finch
The Hammond Museum and Japanese Stroll Garden.
Mar. 12, 2007
FUR WHAT ITíS WORTH
by Jerry Saltz
Roaming beyond the art world grid with David and Chie Hammons. Plus, Sarah Anne Johnson.
Mar. 12, 2007
WHITE WALLS, GLASS CEILING
by Ben Davis
Why are there so many great women artists -- who canít get a show?
Mar. 7, 2007
STUBBED
by Charlie Finch
George Stubbs is as much an ironist as an avatar of the sublime.
Mar. 7, 2007
HORSES AND HISTORY
by N.F. Karlins
George Stubbs at the Frick, and "European Master Drawings" at the Morgan.
Mar. 6, 2007
ART VALUES OR MONEY VALUES?
by Donald Kuspit
An analysis of the art market boom.
Mar. 5, 2007
CINDERELLA
by Charlie Finch
Loving Cindy Sherman as she swans into middle age.
February
Feb. 27, 2007
CRITIQUEUS INTERRUPTUS
by Jerry Saltz
Andrea Fraser replaces sensationalism with adoration. Plus, Eve Sussmanís Rape of the Sabine Women.
Feb. 26, 2007
TOSSING IN THE FOUNTAIN
by Paul H-O
A visit to the Armory Show 2007, and Fountain New York.
Feb. 26, 2007
DISAPPEARING ACTS
by Charlie Finch
Whatís new in Artland.
Feb. 21, 2007
AN ALLEGORY OF SUBLIMATION
by Michéle C. Cone
Self-revelation through painting in the art of Jasper Johns.
Feb. 21, 2007
LOVE IN THE RUINS
by Charlie Finch
Gordon Matta-Clark at the Whitney Museum.
Feb. 20, 2007
BROKEN ANGEL
by Jerry Saltz
A new exhibition rescues artist Martín Ramirez from his "Outsider" status. Plus, "Positively 27th Street."
Feb. 12, 2007
AN ALLEGORY OF SUBLIMATION
by Michéle C. Cone
Self-revelation through painting in the art of Jasper Johns.
Feb. 12, 2007
DILL VERSUS PRINCE
by Charlie Finch
Lesley Dill and Richard Prince at the Neuberger Museum.
Feb. 12, 2007
THE BIGGEST PICTURE
by Jerry Saltz
"Cosmologies" takes a trip through grand visions and imaginary universes. And "Beyond the Pale" at Moti Hasson Gallery.
Feb. 9, 2007
THE GILDED CAGE
by Charlie Finch
Imagining the 2008 Whitney Biennial.
Feb. 7, 2007
SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH MCDREAMY
by Phyllis Tuchman
Seattleís stunning new Olympia Sculpture Park.
Feb. 5, 2007
THE PROBLEM OF THE MUSE
by Charlie Finch
A figure one wants so to behold but never to be.
January
Jan. 29, 2007
SEEING DOLLAR SIGNS
by Jerry Saltz
Is the art market making us stupid? Or are we making it stupid?
Jan. 26, 2007
A NEW MARKET THEORY OF ART
by Charlie Finch
Is everyone making money, or is the money making them?
Jan. 26, 2007
GREER LANKTON, A MEMOIR
by Julia Morton
Remembering East Village artist Greer Lankton on the 10th anniversary of her death.
Jan. 22, 2007
Pictures at an Execution
by Jerry Saltz
MoMAís "Manet and the Execution of Maximilian" and the Metís "Glitter and Doom" illuminate historyís darkest corners.
Jan. 18, 2007
HANGING AT THE HOUSE SALE
by Reverend Jen
Christieís monthly House Sales are better than Craigís List!
Jan. 17, 2007
WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF NO CONTEXT
by Charlie Finch
Doug Aitken turns MoMA into an outdoor Cineplex.
Jan. 16, 2007
LOOKING BACK. . . SOMETIMES IN ANGER
by Jerry Saltz
Power, professionalism and perversity in the art world in 2006. Plus, Jackie Saccoccio.
Jan. 10, 2007
THE MYSTERIOUS MR. SLOMOVIC
by David DíArcy
How did a young Yugoslav end up with hundreds of artworks from the collection of French art dealer Ambroise Vollard?
Jan. 10, 2007
TWO THIEVES
by Charlie Finch
The bohemian and the ubercollector.
Jan. 5, 2007
SEXUAL MORES
by Michéle C. Cone
William Hogarth and the plight of women, both rich and poor.
Jan. 2, 2007
SNAKES IN A BOX
by Jerry Saltz
Brice Marden has breathtaking ways of making things.
Jan. 2, 2007
THE WAY WE WERE
by Charlie Finch
Remembering art as a part of life.
December
Dec. 22, 2006
NEW ORLEANS ODYSSEY
by N.F. Karlins
"Masterworks from the New Orleans Museum" at Wildenstein & Company.
Dec. 19, 2006
SEASON OF PASSION
by Kay Itoi
An interview with Japanese artist Yasumasa Morimura about his new work.
Dec. 18, 2006
CURRIN EVENTS
by Jerry Saltz
John Currinís money shots: Lasciviousness, voyeurism and the inner life of paintings. Plus, Gregory Crewdson.
Dec. 14, 2006
THE BIBLE TELLS ME SO
by Charlie Finch
Photographer Alix Smith, plus contemporary art, at the new Museum of Biblical Art in Manhattan.
Dec. 13, 2006
PROVOCATIVE REALISM
by Donald Kuspit
New Objectivist portraiture in "Glitter and Doom" at the Metropolitan Museum.
Dec. 6, 2006
EVERYTHING FITS
by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp
John Baldessari installs "Magritte and Contemporary Art" at LACMA.
Dec. 6, 2006
TANIGUCHIíS REVENGE
by Charlie Finch
The Museum of Modern Art unveils its new Education Building.
Dec. 5, 2006
RAKEíS PROGRESS
by Lewis Kachur
"Beyond the White Cube: A Retrospective of Brian OíDoherty / Patrick Ireland."
Dec. 4, 2006
SPACE ODYSSEYS
by Jerry Saltz
Imagining the future for two great institutions: Dia and the New Museum. Plus, Marilyn Minter.
November
Nov. 28, 2006
ONLY DISCONNECT
by Jerry Saltz
Jeffrey Wells and Joe Deutch take us to places on the edge of language that the world canít strip away.
Nov. 28, 2006
PICKING AND CHOOSING AT DIA BEACON
by Charlie Finch
Minimalism lives in a converted factory in a Hudson River mill town.
Nov. 22, 2006
EDWARD HOPPER: CUBIST IN DISGUISE?
by Donald Kuspit
Geometry is eternal, people are transient.
Nov. 20, 2006
THE CARNIVAL STOPS FOR A GRAY DAY
by Charlie Finch
On Agnes Martin and Kiki Smith.
Nov. 20, 2006
FEMALE TROUBLE
by Jerry Saltz
A plea for Lisa Yuskavage to return to her dirty-secret past. Plus, the Lower East Side at Orchard.
Nov. 17, 2006
A MODEST PROPOSAL FOR THE ART WORLD
by Ben Davis
The solution to everything.
Nov. 14, 2006
CHINESE TREASURES
by N.F. Karlins
The art of the Liao at the Asia Society.
Nov. 14, 2006
SEDUCED AND ABANDONED
by Charlie Finch
Who says New York needs a museum of contemporary art?
Nov. 10, 2006
DOT DELIRIUM
by Donald Kuspit
Jennifer Bartlettís early plate works.
Nov. 7, 2006
BERLIN STREET FIGHT
by Anna Blume Huttenlauch
The restitution of Kirchnerís Berlin Street Scene (1913) roils the German art world.
Nov. 7, 2006
BIEDERMEIER IN MILWAUKEE
by Fred Stern
The Milwaukee Art Museum mounts the first all-Biedermeier show in the U.S.
Nov. 6, 2006
THE WHITNEY CONTEMPORARY
by Jerry Saltz
The Whitneyís current Picasso exhibition shows that the museum needs a new vision. Plus, Marcia Tucker, R.I.P.
Nov. 6, 2006
PAINTING THE TAPE
by Charlie Finch
Hedge funds and the art market.
Nov. 3, 2006
THE NEW YORK LIST
A selection of things that looked good, made news or otherwise caught our eye this week.
Nov. 2, 2006
PASSION AND PHOTOGRAPHY
by N.F. Karlins
The romantic and artistic partnership of Tina Modotti and Edward Weston.
October
Oct. 30, 2006
THE PARALLAX VIEW
by Jerry Saltz
Mark Grotjahn undoes the insanity of a single perspective. Plus, Cimabue at the Frick.
Oct. 27, 2006
WHAT BECOMES A LEGEND LEAST
by Charlie Finch
Brice Marden at MoMA.
Oct. 26, 2006
DIARY OF AN ART STAR
by Reverend Jen
Lower East Side performance art meets The Price Is Right.
Oct. 26, 2006
BOTEROíS HUMANISM
by Donald Kuspit
Fernando Boteroís paintings of Abu Ghraib.
Oct. 25, 2006
IN MEMORIAM: KAREL APPEL
by Carlo McCormick
Remembering the celebrated Dutch expressionist.
Oct. 23, 2006
THE LOST SCULPTURE PROCESS
by Phyllis Tuchman
A 20th-anniversary appreciation of the sculpture garden at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
Oct. 23, 2006
THE UNDEAD OF ART HISTORY
by Jerry Saltz
Dasha Shishkinís melancholic world. Plus, emerging artists at Socrates Sculpture Park.
Oct. 19, 2006
MISSION CREEP
by Charlie Finch
The new catchword for museoexecs.
Oct. 18, 2006
THE NEW ART ARISTOCRATS
by Elliott Arkin
An interview with megacollector Adam Lindemann, author of Collecting Contemporary.
Oct. 18, 2006
TIME LANDSCAPES
by Walter Robinson
New cityscapes by Paul Caranicas capture the spirit of a contemporary utopia.
Oct. 13, 2006
LUCAS THE LOVABLE
by Donald Kuspit
Avant-garde narcissism in new works by Lucas Samaras.
Oct. 12, 2006
ONE GOOD PRINT
by Charlie Finch
Prints and editions from Europe at MoMA.
Oct. 10, 2006
THE ART WORLD JUNGLE
by Jerry Saltz
The Chelsea art district, David Zwirner and the new fall season. Plus, a visit to Spiral Jetty.
Oct. 5, 2006
SACRED SADNESS
by Donald Kuspit
Sean Scullyís Romantic geometry.
Oct. 2, 2006
WHERE THE GIRLS ARENíT
by Jerry Saltz
In the art world, the prime real estate is still a men's club. Plus, Catherine Opie.
September
Sept. 29, 2006
PICASSO THE CONSERVATIVE
by Charlie Finch
At the Whitney Museum, how Cubism retarded American Art.
Sept. 25, 2006
TAKE SOME OFF THE TABLE
by Richard Polsky
A review of the overheated contemporary art market, September 2006.
Sept. 19, 2006
THE FAILURE OF DE MONTEBELLO
by Charlie Finch
Taking apart the Met chiefís latest pronouncements.
Sept. 18, 2006
THE TEMPEST
by Jerry Saltz
ackson Pollockís acts of esthetic desperation. Plus, Stuart Hawkins.
Sept. 11, 2006
POOLS OF WONDER
by Charlie Finch
Alchemy and a hint of claustrophobia in Isca Greenfield-Sanders visions of suburbia.
Sept. 8, 2006
THE WHOLE BALL OF WAX
by Jerry Saltz
Can art change the world? A holistic theory.
Sept. 6, 2006
ORCHARD UNDERGROUND
by Mary Rinebold
Miguel Abreu makes an art space on the Lower East Side.
Sept. 5, 2006
PLAYING IT STRAIGHT
by Jerry Saltz
Alas, the Whitney now looks almost as conservative and canonical as the Modern. Plus, the fall season begins.
August
Aug. 31, 2006
BERLIN RISING
by Anna Altman
Cutting-edge art and the Berlin cityscape.
Aug. 29, 2006
CRITIC AGONISTES
by Charlie Finch
Skunks and art critics.
Aug. 28, 2006
DIARY OF AN ART STAR
by Reverend Jen
Making an art video starring Moby and Reverend Jen Junior, a chihuahua.
Aug. 25, 2006
A CRITICAL HISTORY
OF 20TH-CENTURY ART

by Donald Kuspit
Chapter 10, Part 2: The Decadence of Advanced Art and the Return of Tradition and Beauty: The New as Tower of Conceptual Babel: The Tenth Decade.
Aug. 23, 2006
CHARISMA CATCHER
by Heimir Björgúlfsson
In memory of Jason Rhoades and his Black Pussy cabaret.
Aug. 21, 2006
A CRITICAL HISTORY
OF 20TH-CENTURY ART

by Donald Kuspit
Chapter 10, Part 1: The decadence of advanced art and the return of tradition and beauty.
Aug. 16, 2006
GIRODETíS SENSATIONALISM
by Donald Kuspit
Charismatic rebel or kitsch romantic? Populism, eroticism and revolution in Davidís greatest student.
Aug. 14, 2006
THE COSMIC MAYA
by N.F. Karlins
At the Met, art and rituals of the Mayan kings.
Aug. 9, 2006
A CRITICAL HISTORY
OF 20TH-CENTURY ART

by Donald Kuspit
Chapter 9: The search for authenticity and the rebellion against Conceptual pseudo-art.
Aug. 7, 2006
A QUIRKY COLLECTOR
by Charlie Finch
Museum founder Roy Neuberger was one of a kind.
Aug. 1, 2006
FEET OF CLAY
by Charlie Finch
Since when does money create masterpieces?
July
July 31, 2006
REMEMBERING ARNO BREKER
by Michèle C. Cone
My visit with Hitlerís favorite sculptor.
July 28, 2006
A CRITICAL HISTORY OF 20TH-CENTURY ART
by Donald Kuspit
Chapter 8: Postmodernity from Polke and Judy Chicago to German Neo-Expressionism.
July 26, 2006
ART DEALERíS DIARY
by Kenny Schachter
Forget the art fairs, give me the British International Motor Show.
July 24, 2006
NEW YORK ON THE RIVIERA
by David DíArcy
"New York, New York" at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco.
July 21, 2006
A CRITICAL HISTORY OF 20TH-CENTURY ART
by Donald Kuspit
Chapter 7, Parts 4 & 5: The tragic beauty of Robert Smithson, Joseph Beuys and Eva Hesse.
July 20, 2006
SUMMIT ST. PETERSBURG
by Kate Sutton
Exhibitions at the Russian cityís museums during the G8 Summit.
July 17, 2006
A BEAUTIFUL MIND
by Phyllis Tuchman
Frank Stellaís breakthrough year.
July 14, 2006
BABES IN LOYLAND
by Charlie Finch
German painter Rosa Loyís female mythology.
July 14, 2006
A CRITICAL HISTORY OF 20TH-CENTURY ART
by Donald Kuspit
Chapter 7, Parts 1, 2 & 3: Minimal and Pop art and the atrophy of the avant-garde.
July 10, 2006
GRACE, DEPRAVITY AND GRANDEUR
by Jerry Saltz
The Venetian Renaissance by way of ancient Greece and Cecil B. DeMille, in the paintings of Veronese.
July 7, 2006
PORTRAIT AMERICA
by N.F. Karlins
The Smithsonian reopens its American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery.
July 7, 2006
A CRITICAL HISTORY OF 20TH-CENTURY ART
by Donald Kuspit
Chapter 6: The dialectic of myth and abstraction in Abstract Expressionism, Pop and Art Informel.
July 5, 2006
THE SUBLIME IS US
by Jerry Saltz
In new work by Klara Liden, the unfathomable feelings of being alive. Plus, Justin Lowe.
June
June 29, 2006
BOMB-A-RAMA
by Paul Jeromack
A look back at the auction fiasco of 2006.
June 28, 2006
PICKING AND CHOOSING AT THE WHIT
by Charlie Finch
All the masterpieces at the Whitneyís "Full House."
June 27, 2006
A CRITICAL HISTORY OF 20TH-CENTURY ART
by Donald Kuspit
Chapter 5: From Abstract Expressionism to Expressionistic Symbolism, via Pollock, Gorky, de Kooning
June 22, 2006
CASH, CLOWNS, AND CARNIVAL
by Jerry Saltz
Martin Eder and Cosima von Bonin, two German artists in Chelsea. Plus, Halsey Rodman.
June 19, 2006
The Great Picabia
by Charlie Finch
Francis Picabia is the star of "Dada" at MoMA.
June 16, 2006
A CRITICAL HISTORY
OF 20TH-CENTURY ART

by Donald Kuspit
Chapter 4, Part 4: Picasso, Braque, Léger, Matisse, de Chirico, Stanley Spencer and more.
June 12, 2006
RECONSTRUCTION ZONE
by Jerry Saltz
Ted Riedererís quasi-religious, art-historical, life-and-death parable. Plus, Stephen Shore.
June 8, 2006
WHATEVER HAPPENED TO DOUGLAS GORDON?
by Charlie Finch
There once was a man from the Highlands. . .
June 7, 2006
BORDEL MAGNIFIQUE
by Chris Sharp
The French ministry of culture hazards "La Force de líArt" at the Nef du Grand Palais.
June 2, 2006
SHEíS NOT THERE
by Jerry Saltz
Sharon Lockhartís "Pine Flat" photographs, all subject matter and no content. Plus, Francis Cape.
June 1, 2006
A CRITICAL HISTORY OF 20TH-CENTURY ART
by Donald Kuspit
Chapter 4, Parts 2 & 3: Max Beckmann, Hannah HŲch, John Heartfield and fantastic realism.
May
May 26, 2006
ABSALOM, O ABSALOM
by Jerry Saltz
Photos of "The American War" from Ho Chi Minh City by Harrell Fletcher. Plus, Mark Hogancampís therapeutic war diorama.
May 24, 2006
EXCELLENCE HAS [NO] SEX
by Michèle C. Cone
Two new exhibitions give us an Eva Hesse for the 21st century.
May 17, 2006
A CRITICAL HISTORY OF 20TH-CENTURY ART
by Donald Kuspit
Chapter 4, Part 1: Classicism and conflict in Klee, Pollock and Picasso.
May 17, 2006
INVASION OF THE SCULPTURE SNATCHERS
by Jerry Saltz
Curators Shelly Bancroft and Peter Nesbett hold Cady Noland for random at Triple Candie.
May 15, 2006
A BREAKTHROUGH SHOW
by Charlie Finch
Sherry Wong paints a 21st-century Big Chill.
May 10, 2006
FRESH AS TOMORROW: ALEX KATZ IN THE Ď60S
by Donald Kuspit
Alex Katzís Ď60s paintings offer a new kind of social realism.
May 9, 2006
LEVIATHAN
by Jerry Saltz
Matthey Barneyís Drawing Restraint 9 touches on everything. Plus, Xavier Cha.
May 5, 2006
A CRITICAL HISTORY OF 20TH CENTURY ART
by Donald Kuspit
Chapter 3, Part 3 -- from the peintres maudits and the Vienna Secession to the Bauhaus.
May 5, 2006
OLD FRIENDS
by Charlie Finch
Notes on Jocelyn Hobbie, Lisa Ruyter and Kerri Scharlin.
May 2, 2006
Sale Away
by Jerry Saltz
Couldnít six Texas millionaires chip in and buy a group of Judds? Plus, Alex McQuilkin.
April
Apr. 26, 2006
GYPSY
by Jerry Saltz
Amy Sillman, a nervy painter who loves mid-century abstraction
Apr. 26, 2006
ARTE POVERA IN NEW ORLEANS
by Charlie Finch
Throw some support to the City That Care Forgot.
Apr. 25, 2006
A CRITICAL HISTORY OF 20TH-CENTURY ART
by Donald Kuspit
Chapter 3, Part 2 -- from the Exquisite Corpse to Giacometti.
Apr. 21, 2006
MiArt 2006
by Joe La Placa
China is the guest country at Italyís top contemporary art fair.
Apr. 19, 2006
MARFA ON MY MIND
by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp
A visit to Donald Juddís Chinati Foundation art museum in Marfa, Texas.
Apr. 18, 2006
COLLECTING CELEBRITY ART
by Baird Jones
Art by movie stars, athletes, musicians and other pop-culture idols.
Apr. 17, 2006
ART AMID THE RUBBLE
by Carey Lovelace
A report from the Ninth Havana Bienal.
Apr. 14, 2006
ART MARKET WATCH
by Paul Jeromack
Christieís sells a Turner for $35.8 million.
Apr. 14, 2006
A CRITICAL HISTORY
OF 20TH-CENTURY ART

by Donald Kuspit
Chapter 3, Part 1 -- automatism in Ernst, Breton and Surrealism.
Apr. 12, 2006
THE SEVENTH CIRCLE
by Jerry Saltz
Nan Goldin is giving us the moment before she will turn to ash. Plus, Paul Shambroom.
Apr. 5, 2006
SELF-PORTRAITS AND OLD MASTERS
by Donald Kuspit
Painter F. Scott Hess conveys the universal in the contingent.
Apr. 4, 2006
WORLD OF WOMEN
by Charlie Finch
"Bearings: The Female Figure" at PS122 Gallery in Manhattan.
Apr. 3, 2006
HEAPS AND CONSEQUENCES
by Jerry Saltz
Tara Donovanís undulating, otherworldly river valley. Plus, Judith Linhares.
Apr. 3, 2006
MATERIAL SEDUCTION
by Oriane Stender
Tara Donovan talks theory and method.
March
Mar. 31, 2006
CHASING THE DRAGON
by Oriane Stender
Nan Goldinís Sisters, Saints and Sibyls premieres in New York.
Mar. 27, 2006
OVERWHELMING LIFE
by Ana Finel Honigman
Alex McQuilkin tells why we should all stop worrying about her.
Mar. 28, 2006
QUEEN OF NIGHT
by Jerry Saltz
Kara Walkerís language of tattered words and shadow plays. Plus, Jennifer and Kevin McCoy.
Mar. 27, 2006
WHITNEY BIENNIAL V. EVERGLADES
by Charlie Finch
Where rules must be observed to stay alive.
Mar. 24, 2006
A CRITICAL HISTORY OF 20TH-CENTURY ART
by Donald Kuspit
Chapter 2, Part 4 -- Picabia, collage, Futurism, Orphism, Malevich and more.
Mar. 23, 2006
A LA SCHIFANO
by Ilka Scobie
A survey of the Italian Pop artistís work opens in Milan.
Mar. 23, 2006
NO REWIND
by Alexandra Anderson-Spivy
The last rites of Nam June Paik.
Mar. 22, 2006
OLD MASTERS, NEW EDGE
by Brook Mason
Bigger, better, more important at TEFAF Maastricht 2006.
Mar. 21, 2006
BLOGGING THE ARMORY
by Max Henry
Day by day during art fair week in New York.
Mar. 17, 2006
A CRITICAL HISTORY OF 20TH-CENTURY ART
by Donald Kuspit
Chapter 2, Part 3 -- Marcel Duchampís invention of the readymade.
Mar. 16, 2006
LOOKING FOR ISLAM
by P.C. Smith
"Without Boundary" at the Museum of Modern Art surveys Islamic sensibilities in western art.
Mar. 15, 2006
THE QUIETER WILDER SHORES OF PAINTING
by Jerry Saltz
Light shifts, reality and hallucination vie for dominance in the paintings of William Nicholson.
Mar. 13, 2006
HARDCORE
by Jerry Saltz
Charline von Heylís painting is a snake pit of styles.
Mar. 10, 2006
STOP THE INSANITY!
by Charlie Finch
Contemporary artís disconnect from the real world.
Mar. 10, 2006
ART, TALK AND POWERPOINT
by Suzaan Boettger
The College Art Association meets in Boston.
Mar. 6, 2006
THE RETURN OF ANTHONY JAMES
by Charlie Finch
New works go on view in Chelsea.
Mar. 6, 2006
A CRITICAL HISTORY OF 20TH-CENTURY ART
by Donald Kuspit
Chapter 2, part 2 -- spiritualism and nihilism: the second decade.
Mar. 2, 2006
BIENNIAL IN BABYLON
by Jerry Saltz
The "Whitney Biennial 2006: Day for Night" is lively, brainy and self-conscious. Plus, Kelley Walker.
February
Feb. 28, 2006
WHO CAN FORGET ULTRA VIOLET?
by Michèle C. Cone
The life and work of an Andy Warhol superstar.
Feb. 27, 2006
IDOL THOUGHTS
by Jerry Saltz
The glory of Fountain, Marcel Duchampís ground-breaking "moneybags piss pot."
Feb. 27, 2006
NEW SPANISH ART TO BUY NOW
by Walter Robinson
A second go-round of the booths at ARCO 2006.
Feb. 23, 2006
What to Look for in the Whitney Biennial
by Carlo McCormick
An advance tour of the 2006 Whitney Biennial exhibition.
Feb. 21, 2006
TREE OF LIFE
by N.F. Karlins
Unraveling the symbols of the past at the Ukrainian Museum.
Feb. 17, 2006
A CRITICAL HISTORY OF 20TH-CENTURY ART
by Donald Kuspit
Chapter 2: Spiritualism And Nihilism: The Second Decade
Feb. 15, 2006
THE ROYAL HALF
by Phyllis Tuchman
The treasures of Hesse at the Portland Art Museum.
Feb. 14, 2006
INTERROGATION NATION
by Jerry Saltz
Walid Raad makes art that is like a communiquť from a secret agent. Plus shows by Joe Zucker and Sally Smart.
Feb. 9, 2006
THE SEDUCTION OF NATALIE FRANK
by Charlie Finch
Portrait of a fast rising star.
Feb. 8, 2006
THE NEW SCENESTERS
by Pedro Velez
A hardscrabble renaissance of art and music in Puerto Rico.
Feb. 3, 2006
A THORN TREE IN THE GARDEN
by Jerry Saltz
Andrea Zittel is Robinson Crusoe and Mad Max by way of Walden Pond, St. Augustine and Greenpeace. Plus, Nam June Paik, R.I.P.
Feb. 3, 2006
A CRITICAL HISTORY OF 20TH-CENTURY ART
by Donald Kuspit
Chapter 1, Part 4: New Forms For Old Feelings: The First Decade
Feb. 1, 2006
TRUE LOVE COMES TO VEGAS
by Charlie Finch
Wedding bells ring for our scribe and his bride.
January
Jan. 31, 2006
KILLING FIELDS
by Jerry Saltz
Thomas Hirschhorn, art and the unbearable image.
Jan. 30, 2006
CÉZANNE IN D.C.
by Walter Robinson
The National Gallery of Art premieres "Cézanne in Provence."
Jan. 27, 2006
One Step at a Time
by Phyllis Tuchman
Vincent van Goghís long, strange journey.
Jan. 25, 2006
A CRITICAL HISTORY OF 20TH-CENTURY ART
by Donald Kuspit
Chapter 1, part 3: New Forms For Old Feelings: The First Decade.
Jan. 25, 2006
MASTER DEALER
by Lisa Zeitz
A profile of collector, author and Old Master dealer Richard L. Feigen.
Jan. 24, 2006
WHITHER WILLIAMSBURG?
by Stephen Maine
An artists' neighborhood confronts the prospect of gentrification.
Jan. 20, 2006
ASK MARK KOSTABI
by Mark Kostabi
Stimulate thought and your art will be bought.
Jan. 20, 2006
PREDICTIONS FOR 2006
Peering into the art-worldís crystal ball.
Jan. 19, 2006
UNIVERSAL LEONARDO
by Ana Finel Honigman
Martin Kemp tells why Leonardo da Vinci is still fascinating but art writing isnít.
Jan. 18, 2006
A VISIT WITH DEB AND PATTIE
by Charlie Finch
New work by New York artists Deborah Kass and Patricia Cronin.
Jan. 17, 2006
PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A YOUNG ARTIST
by Jerry Saltz
If thereís no iconic image, does an artistís work become fuzzy in the mind?
Jan. 13, 2006
TREASURE ISLAND
by N.F. Karlins
"The Splendor of the Word: Medieval and Renaissance Illuminated Manuscripts" at the New York Public Library.
Jan. 11, 2006
OUR PICASSO?
by Jerry Saltz
Robert Rauschenberg draws a line in the psychic sands of American sexual and cultural values
Jan. 10, 2006
A CRITICAL HISTORY OF 20TH-CENTURY ART
by Donald Kuspit
Chapter 1, part 1 & 2: New Forms For Old Feelings: The First Decade.
Jan. 4, 2006
POSTMODERN SYSTEMATICS
by Charlie Finch
Touchstones in the pseudoreligion of contemporary art.
Jan. 3, 2006
INKY DEPTHS
by Jerry Saltz
Celebrating art and artists, magazine-style, plus "Air Guitar" and works by Dylan Stone.
December
Dec. 28, 2005
THE 2005 ART REVUE
by Walter Robinson
Highs and lows, heroes and goats, art milestones and missteps, all yours in a nutshell.
Dec. 27, 2005
A CRITICAL HISTORY OF 20TH-CENTURY ART
by Donald Kuspit
In the introduction to his new book, to be published in Artnet Magazine, the author examines the rise of the avant-garde.
Dec. 20, 2005
SEEING OUT LOUD
by Jerry Saltz
Having an eye in criticism. Plus, Charles Burchfield and "Looking at Words."
Dec. 20, 2005
SIDESHOW BOB
by Charlie Finch
Robert Rauschenberg "Combines" opens at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Dec. 20, 2005
POSTCARDS FROM THE EDGE
by Charles Stuckey
James Garrett Faulknerís collages at the Hyde Park Art Center.
Dec. 15, 2005
REPORT FROM ATHENS
by Chris Bors
Gregory Crewdson, Cameron Jamie, Stefanos Tsivopoulos, Machiko Edmondson, Gilbert Garcin, Liam Gillick & Philippe Parreno, more.
Dec. 14, 2005
LITTER AND GLITTER
by Adam Kleinman
New works by Justin Lieberman and Kori Newkirk at Locust Projects in Miami.
Dec. 14, 2005
SELECT, DONíT SETTLE
by Charlie Finch
Passing some time in New Haven.
Dec. 8, 2005
MAGIC KINGDOMS
by Ana Finel Honigman
Laleh Khorramian talks about fantasy, Disney and history.
Dec. 7, 2005
CLUSTERFUCK ESTHETICS
by Jerry Saltz
A manic-depressive panic attack in the face of profound information overload.
Dec. 6, 2005
MAGIC OF THE MUNDANE
by Paul Jeromack
The 15th-century painter Hans Memling at the Frick Collection.
November
Nov. 30, 2005
SOPHIEíS CHOICES
by Charlie Finch
New "Zebra Stripe Paintings" by Sophie Matisse.
Nov. 29, 2005
VANISHING
by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp
New exhibitions by Ed Ruscha, Julius Schulman and Tim Street-Porter.
Nov. 28, 2005
Hell Bent
by Jerry Saltz
Tamy Ben-Torís Dostoyevskian gallery of contemporary lost souls, louts, louses and ignoramuses.
Nov. 18, 2005
AMERICAN PORTRAIT
by Fred Stern
Robert Henriís easy naturalism, done the American way.
Nov. 16, 2005
ONE YEAR AFTER
by Jerry Saltz
Is the Museum of Modern Art becoming a madman who thinks it is king?
Nov. 15, 2005
BRUTAL VISION
by Fred Stern
New sculptures and drawings by Polish artist Magdalena Abakanowicz.
Nov. 11, 2005
THE GROVES OF ACADEME
by Charlie Finch
A visit to the Columbia MFA open studios.
Nov. 10, 2005
MR. SYSTEM AND DR. DEATH
by Jerry Saltz
Luc Tuymans renders everything through the same shadowy scrim. Plus, Laleh Khorramian, Sergej Jensen.
Nov. 4, 2005
TIRED OF ART?
by Charlie Finch
In search of surprises in a complacent contemporary art world.
Nov. 1, 2005
DECORATIVE ARTS DIARY
by Brook Mason
Glitter and gilt in the Safra sale at Sothebyís.
October
Oct. 31, 2005
FRENCH PAINTING AT WILDENSTEIN
by Paul Jeromack
"The Arts of France" from New York's legendary Old Master dealers.
Oct. 25, 2005
RELENTLESS TEMPEST
by Jerry Saltz
Elizabeth Murrayís distinctive place in American art. Plus, new work by Ludwig Schwarz and Claire Fontaine.
Oct. 25, 2005
INSIDE THE LONDON ART MARKET
by Joe La Placa
Art is a growth industry in 21st-century Britain.
Oct. 24, 2005
UNDER THE PROVENÇAL SUN
by Phyllis Tuchman
An alternate history of French art in Montreal.
Oct. 21, 2005
THE ART TRIP
by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp
Curator Paul Schimmelís "Ecstasy" brings contemporary art back to where it belongs.
Oct. 21, 2005
LOST WOMAN
by Victor M. Cassidy
Northwesternís Block Museum brings architect Marion Mahony Griffin back into the light.
Oct. 20, 2005
ELIZABETHTOWN
by Charlie Finch
Elizabeth Murray at the Museum of Modern Art.
Oct. 19, 2005
SMALL IS BEAUTIFUL
by Charlie Finch
Touring Chelsea on Saturday, looking to buy.
Oct. 18, 2005
BLOOD MONUMENT
by Jerry Saltz
Artist Sam Durantís "Proposal" is pointed without being preachy, heartrending but not mawkish.
Oct. 14, 2005
IRREVERENT TRUTHS
by Gorgon
Criticism lite, dressing for success, the groovy sensibility, more.
Oct. 12, 2005
SHAMELESS AND UNASHAMED
by Donald Kuspit
Portraiture and psychoanalysis in the work of Lucian Freud and Andrew Wyeth.
Oct. 11, 2005
TOYS IN THE ATTIC
by Charlie Finch
Art protected from the wider world.
Oct. 10, 2005
ODD ARTIST OUT
by Jerry Saltz
Chris Martinís show is a living room, an ashram and an opium den.
Oct. 7, 2005
Galesburg Chronicles
by Walter Robinson
A new chapter in Chris Vereneís record of small-town America.
September
Sept. 29, 2005
WHEN PAUL MET CAMILLE
by Phyllis Tuchman
Thoughts on Camille Pissarro.
Sept. 28, 2005
Eccentric Attractions
by Mark Van Proyen
Richard Tuttle and Elmer Bischoff in San Francisco.
Sept. 26, 2005
Ups and Downs
by Jerry Saltz
Charting the new contemporary art season in New York.
Sept. 23, 2005
YOUNG BERLIN
by Xavier LaBoulbenne
The Teutonic Turner -- Berlinís "Preis der Nationalgalerie für junge Kunst"
Sept. 22, 2005
A DREAM WITHIN A DREAM
by Charlie Finch
Laurie Andersonís supernal "The Waters Reglitterized."
Sept. 21, 2005
Drawing Notebook
by N.F. Karlins
Five new talents in "Obsessive Drawing" at the American Folk Art Museum.
Sept. 20, 2005
The Battle for Babylon
by Jerry Saltz
More artists, gallerists and curators are taking matters into their own hands in New York.
Sept. 16, 2005
Court Gestures
by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp
Contemporary art comes to a 12th-century stone fortress in the English countryside.
Sept. 15, 2005
Crown Glory
by Victor M. Cassidy
Mies van der Roheís Crown Hall in Chicago gets an overhaul.
Sept. 13, 2005
A Chat with Leo Steinberg
by Charlie Finch
The great art historian, still in the "Now"
Sept. 12, 2005
THE TEASE CONTINUES
by Charlie Finch
The last pictures of Diane Arbus.
Sept. 9, 2005
9/11 Art as a Gloss on Wittgenstein
by Arthur C. Danto
Four years after the attack on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.
Sept. 6, 2005
Dirty Little Pots
by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp
Roger Herman puts sexy spin on his ceramics.
Sept. 2, 2005
Young Uruguay
by Karl Dahlquist & Paulo Ravecca
Contemporary media-based art, and more, thrives in Montevideo.
August
Aug. 30, 2005
Land of Ancient Tattoos
by N.F. Karlins
"Art of the Marquesas Islands" at the Metropolitan Museum.
Aug. 29, 2005
Whatís Love Got To Do With It?
by Charlie Finch
Artist Lisa Kirk organizes the feminist/anti-feminist "Bonds of Love"
Aug. 23, 2005
Art Market Guide 2005
by Richard Polsky
Anselm Kiefer is a contemporary master -- and a "buy."
Aug. 12, 2005
Monaco, Africa
by Carlo McCormick
The Grimaldi Forumís tribute to the "Arts of Africa"
Aug. 10, 2005
Art Market Guide 2005
by Richard Polsky
No one collects Richard Tuttle with an eye on getting rich.
Aug. 8, 2005
Buffalo Soldier
by Charlie Finch
"Extreme Abstraction" at the Albright-Knox.
Aug. 5, 2005
The Matrix of Sensations
by Donald Kuspit
Digital art is grounded in codes rather than images.
Aug. 2, 2005
Talking a Little Further
by Augustine Zenakos
Venice Biennale co-curator Rosa Martínez on art and politics.
July
July 29, 2005
The Market for Old Masters
by Paul Jeromack
A brief guide for art collectors and investors.
July 22, 2005
More Than a New Discovery
by Charlie Finch
Photographer Alix Smith and the subjects of identity.
July 21, 2005
Surrealist America
by Lewis Kachur
Three contemporaneous Surrealism shows open in the U.S.
July 19, 2005
Un-Hampered
by Ben Davis
The Scope Hamptons contemporary art fair in Southampton.
July 8, 2005
The Hollow Museum
by Charlie Finch
Trophies of the rich at the Museum of Modern Art.
July 6, 2005
FLOUNDERING
by Jerry Saltz
Is the Venice Biennale too big, baggy, sluggish and bureaucratic?
June
June 30, 2005
PRAIRIE SMOKE
by Victor M. Cassidy
Artists Dolores Wilber and Christine Rojek.
June 30, 2005
KLEE COMES HOME
by Deborah Ripley
Renzo Piano's new Paul Klee Center in Bern.
June 28, 2005
HARD EDGE: AN ART HANDLER'S JOURNAL
by Jasper Chance
Tales of art on the move in New York.
June 27, 2005
UNEQUAL PARTNERS
by Jerry Saltz
Discerning the difference between the good and the great in MoMA's "Cťzanne and Pissarro."
June 22, 2005
SPANKING THE MEDIA
by Ana Finel Honigman
Collage artist Raven Schlossberg talks about porn and politics.
June 22, 2005
WITH THE WEAPONS OF ART
by Ulrike Münter
China's Dashanzi International Art Festival.
June 20, 2005
TOP TEN REASONS TO LOVE THE VENICE BIENNALE
by Walter Robinson
Highpoints from the art world's most important festival.
June 20, 2005
ANAL-RETENTIVE WARRIOR PRINCESS
by Jerry Saltz
Sarah Szeís magical, maniacal ways of looking at structure and space.
June 17, 2005
SIGNS OF LIFE ON WEST 23RD STREET
by Charlie Finch
The latest developments on Chelsea's new gold coast.
June 16, 2005
THE FEAST Ė PART I
by Victor M. Cassidy
The Art Institute of Chicago reinstalls its Galleries of American Art.
June 13, 2005
FOLK ART NOTEBOOK
by N.F. Karlins
Art with a capital A at three exhibitions of self-taught artists.
June 9, 2005
TRANSLATING MUNTADAS
by Michèle C. Cone
The artist behind Spainís 2005 pavilion at the Venice Biennale.
June 8, 2005
SUSTAINING ABSTRACT PAINTING
by Donald Kuspit
The many layers of Wlodzimierz Ksiazek.
June 6, 2005
IRREVERENT TRUTHS
by Gorgon
The spectacle of art and money, happily married.
May
May 31, 2005
HAMMERED
by Jerry Saltz
Auctions are like stripteases, enticing the audience with whatís just out of reach.
May 26, 2005
ART MARKET GUIDE 2005
by Richard Polsky
Some post-auction thoughts for spring 2005.
May 26, 2005
RESTORATION DRAMA
by Jerry Saltz
Daniel Burenís Guggenheim installation turns the museum into a kind of sex machine.
May 25, 2005
SUPER NATURAL HISTORY
by IIka Scobie
New York painter Walton Ford and his animal-kingdom chronicles.
May 6, 2005
HOW NOW, GERRIT DOU?
by Paul Jeromack
A prize Old Master painting at Christie's.
May 24, 2005
ASK MARK KOSTABI
by Mark Kostabi
Nothing sells in the art world like a point of view.
May 20, 2005
FAIR FORMULA
by Kathryn Rosenfeld
Chicago's new NOVA art fair wasn't that new.
May 20, 2005
SWAN'S WAY
by Ana Finel Honigman
Anh Duong talks about being her own muse.
May 18, 2005
INVISIBLE MAN
by Charlie Finch
Reading the secrets of Jasper Johns' new "Catenary" series.
May 17, 2005
AGAINST INTERPRETATION
by Charlie Finch
New paintings by Malcolm Morley and Judy Ledgerwood.
May 17, 2005
MYSTIC RIVERS
by Jerry Saltz
Intriguing questions in "3 x Abstraction" at the Drawing Center.
May 12, 2005
THE NEW YORK 12
by Phyllis Tuchman
A guide to Sol LeWitt wall drawings in New York City.
May 9, 2005
ART MARKET GUIDE 2005
by Richard Polsky
Signs of stability in the spring contemporary art sales in New York.
May 6, 2005
WHATEVER LAUREL WANTS
by Jerry Saltz
Laurel Nakadate is a wolf in baby dollís clothing.
April
April 28, 2005
CLOSE TALKER
by Roberta Fallon
"An Evening with Chuck Close" in Philadelphia.
April 27, 2005
THE DECLINE AND FALL OF PAINTING
by Charlie Finch
The bad stuff is everywhere.
April 26, 2005
DIRE DIARY
by Jerry Saltz
The gushy artforum.com items read like the Us magazine of art criticism.
April 25, 2005
GO FOR IT
by Ilka Scobie
A talk with "Basquiat" co-curator Kellie Jones.
April 20, 2005
DANGER IS HER GAME
by Charlie Finch
Laurel Nakadate takes liberties.
April 19, 2005
TO HELL AND BACK
by Jerry Saltz
Jean-Michel Basquiat emerged rough but ready, not fully formed but fully loaded.
April 14, 2005
ART MARKET GUIDE 2005
by Richard Polsky
Chicago artist Tony Fitzpatrick is a "buy."
April 13, 2005
THE CONTEMPORARY AND THE HISTORICAL
by Donald Kuspit
More at odds than ever before.
April 12, 2005
PUNKS AND PROFITS
by Ana Finel Honigman
A conversation with Marxian art critic Julian Stallabrass.
April 11, 2005
A SPACE, NOT AN ACT
by Sidonie von Grasenabb
Vanessa Beecroft at the Neue Nationalgalerie in Berlin.
April 6, 2005
THE EMPEROR'S NEW PAINTINGS
by Jerry Saltz
Is Damien Hirst more than hype, hubris and money?
April 4, 2005
TIME AND CHANGE
by Charlie Finch
New work by Robert Gober, Beth Campbell, Kevin Landers and Wayne Adams.
March
March 29, 2005
LESSER NEW YORK
by Jerry Saltz
P.S.1 and MoMA try to tame the wildness of youth.
March 24, 2005
IRREVERENT TRUTHS
by Gorgon
The routine professionalism -- and cynical knowingness -- of "Greater New York."
March 23, 2005
WE ARE THEIRS
by Jerry Saltz
Sarah Morris' new film reverses Warhol's dictum about 15 minutes of fame.
March 18, 2005
REALITY SHOWS
by Phyllis Tuchman
Thomas Demand at the Museum of Modern Art.
March 17, 2005
MAD MONEY
by Charlie Finch
New works by Lane Twitchell, plus a peek into a dealer's back room.
March 16, 2005
HOT SET
by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp
George Herms and Walter Hopps talking in Los Angeles.
March 11, 2005
I LOVE KIPPENBERGER
by Nicole Davis
Three gallery shows in New York of works by Martin Kippenberger.
March 10, 2005
MORE, MORE, MORE!
by Charlie Finch
At the 2005 Armory Show, a volcanic pressure to buy.
March 10, 2005
ART MARKET GUIDE 2005
by Richard Polsky
Works by San Francisco Photorealist Robert Bechtle are a relative bargain.
March 9, 2005
DIONYSUS IN PARIS
by Max Henry
"Dionysiac" at the Centre Pompidou is a ribald bacchanal.
March 8, 2005
THE ICON AND THE ICONOCLAST
by Jerry Saltz
One of the best shows of the season -- Rudolf Stingel at Paula Cooper Gallery -- takes place in an empty gallery.
March 4, 2005
SYSTEM OVERLOAD
by Jerry Saltz
Transforming the junk pile of culture into something ominous, investigative, and visionary.
March 3, 2005
HOMAGE TO DAVID BIERK
by Donald Kuspit
An artist whose work is tragic, mournful and subliminally joyous.
March 2, 2005
TOOTHPASTE
by Charlie Finch
Gobs of art materialize to chase gobs of money.
February
February 28, 2005
ART MARKET GUIDE 2005
by Richard Polsky
Uncertain prospects at auction for works by Christo & Jeanne Claude.
February 25, 2005
HERO, HAWK AND OPEN HAND
by Victor M. Cassidy
Artistry -- and politics -- in ancient Native American art.
February 24, 2005
NOTHING FANCY
by Ana Finel Honigman
The wit and wonder of Martin Creed.
February 9, 2005
LONDON CALLING
by Joe La Placa
Art at auction, and in Charles Saatchi's "Triumph of Painting."
February 8, 2005
MOURNING GLORY
by Jerry Saltz
British artist Steve McQueen engages with history both as a participant and an outsider.
February 2, 2005
THE MUSEUM COMES TO US: ART IN 2050
by Charlie Finch
The forthcoming digital art world.
February 2, 2005
FEEDING FRENZY
by Jerry Saltz
Are art fairs the triumph of the corporate avant-garde?
January
January 27, 2005
PRELUDE TO DESIRE
by Michele C. Cone
"Images of the Floating World" at the Grand Palais in Paris.
January 27, 2005
NOGUCHI AT 100
by Fred Stern
Celebrating the centenary of the master sculptor Isamu Noguchi.
January 26, 2005
RUBENS SUPERSTAR
by Paul Jeromack
The genius of Peter Paul Rubens via drawings and oil sketches.
January 25, 2005
A MODEST PROPOSAL
by Jerry Saltz
Some ideas for a better Museum of Modern Art.
January 21, 2005
IS AUTISTIC ARTISTIC?
by N.F. Karlins
As "Outsider Art Week" approaches, several gallery shows raise tough questions.
January 20, 2005
MORE AGROVATION
by Charlie Finch
Brooklyn painter Chuck Agro's blue-collar esthetic.
January 7, 2005
NEW YEAR, NEW STAR
by Charlie Finch
Introducing the postmodernist minimalist Anthony James.
January 6, 2005
IRREVERENT TRUTHS
by Gorgon
Artists making fools of themselves, and worse.
January 5, 2005
LOST HORIZON
by Jerry Saltz
The ego, libido, ambition and energy of the volatile East Village art scene.
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