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STYLE KING IN NEW YORK
by Alexandra Anderson-Spivy

Nov. 17, 2011
The fizzy Cecil Beaton show at the Museum of the City of New York focuses on this clever, prolific gadabout’s relationship with Manhattan over almost 50 years of ceaseless transatlantic activity. The result is like going to an A-list, celebrity-studded cocktail party thrown by an extravagant gay host.
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Alexandra Anderson-Spivy Archives
Oct. 14, 2011
Donald Evans
FASCINATING PHILATELY
by Alexandra Anderson-Spivy

At Tibor de Nagy Gallery, the imaginary postal universe of the late Donald Evans. Plus, a word on John Beerman’s paintings.
Oct. 11, 2011
Martha Wilson
THE LEGS ARE THE LAST TO GO
by Alexandra Anderson-Spivy

A long-overdue exhibition by artist Martha Wilson, founder of the performance space and archive Franklin Furnace.
Aug. 9, 2011
Camille Pissarro
THE IDEALIST IMPRESSIONIST
by Alexandra Anderson-Spivy

At the Clark Art Institute, looking beyond Pissarro’s signature landscapes to investigate his abiding social vision.
Sept 13, 2010
"RACKSTRAW DOWNES: LIFE AT A DISTANCE
by Alexandra Anderson-Spivy

A summer of shows for the art-world's obdurate reporter of the specific.
May 19, 2010
RADICAL NATURE
by Alexandra Anderson-Spivy

"Claude Monet: Late Work" shows the artist at his most lyrical.
Apr. 28, 2010
THE SORCERESS OF CEDAR
by Alexandra Anderson-Spivy

What’s so unsettling about Ursula von Rydingsvard’s eccentric, craggy sculptures?
Mar. 9, 2010
AFRICA’S ALCHEMIS
by Alexandra Anderson-Spivy
El Anatsui’s metal tapestries transform dross into gold.
Feb. 26, 2009
REALITY CHECK
by Alexandra Anderson-Spivy
Elizabeth Kostova’s new art-world novel and cartoonist R.O Blechman’s memoir.
Dec. 15, 2009
GOOD OLD BOYS
by Alexandra Anderson-Spivy
Richard Serra, Dan Flavin, Red Grooms, Philip Pearlstein and Al Held.
Oct. 20, 2009
LITTLE THINGS MEAN A LOT
by Alexandra Anderson-Spivy
The Brothers Quay, Thomas Lanigan-Schmidt and John Evans, Robert Kinmont and Jacques Henri Lartigue.
Aug. 11, 2009
DANCING WITH THE STARS
by Alexandra Anderson-Spivy
Serge Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes at 100.
May 12, 2009
JUST FRIENDS
by Alexandra Anderson-Spivy
The original of Man Ray’s Le Violon d’Ingres, and other gems, at Pace-MacGill.
Feb. 11, 2009
FASHION IS EVERYWHERE
by Alexandra Anderson-Spivy
A "year of fashion" at the International Center of Photography.
Jan. 8, 2009
ART AND IDEA
by Alexandra Anderson-Spivy
An acre of Sol LeWitt drawings at Mass MoCA.
Dec. 19, 2008
REAL NORTH AMERICA
by Alexandra Anderson-Spivy
Neil Jenney’s recent work.
Oct. 9, 2008
NOW YOU SEE IT, NOW YOU DON’T
by Alexandra Anderson-Spivy
New works by Cecily Brown and Vik Muniz.
Aug. 26, 2008
DOWNEAST ROUNDUP
by Alexandra Anderson-Spivy
Summer art in Maine, 2008.
July 24, 2008
EVERYTHING PLUS THE KITCHEN SINK
by Alexandra Anderson-Spivy
"Jess 1923-2004" and two group shows put the spotlight on collage.
June 6, 2008
SINISTER SKIES
by Alexandra Anderson-Spivy
Roger Brown’s dialogue with disaster.
May 2, 2008
BREATH OF LIFE
by Alexandra Anderson-Spivy
New works from the George Rickey estate at Marlborough Chelsea and Maxwell Davidson.
Mar. 13, 2008
PLAYING WITH FIRE
by Alexandra Anderson-Spivy
Cai Guo-Qiang’s "I Want to Believe" at the Guggenheim Museum.
Jan. 9, 2008
THE TRIUMPH OF THE BIG D
by Alexandra Anderson-Spivy
"Pattern and Decoration" painting returns, in two museum exhibitions.
Oct. 3, 2007
SHARPSHOOTER
by Alexandra Anderson-Spivy
He’s back: Willoughby Sharp in performance.
July 31, 2007
THE MAGICAL MURPHYS
by Alexandra Anderson-Spivy
During the Jazz Age, Sara and Gerald Murphy lived life as an artistic exercise.
May 22, 2007
KING OF FASHION
by Alexandra Anderson-Spivy
Modernist fashion icon Paul Poiret at the Metropolitan Museum.
May 9, 2007
COLETTE IN TRANSIT
by Alexandra Anderson-Spivy
The celebrated performance artist presents the satin-swathed boudoir from her Maison Lumière.
Apr. 24, 2007
PRIMAVERA
by Alexandra Anderson-Spivy
Robert Kushner’s new paintings evoke renewed growth and fleeting beauty.
Mar. 23, 2006
NO REWIND
by Alexandra Anderson-Spivy
The last rites of Nam June Paik.
June. 25, 2001
APPARELED IN CELESTIAL LIGHT
by Alexandra Anderson-Spivy
A report from James Turrell's Roden Crater, June 2001.



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