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Lynn Stern
PHOTO ABSTRACTIONS
by Donald Kuspit

May 10, 2012

The first photograph was abstract, however inadvertently. It was made by Joseph Niépce in 1826 or 1827. Here is Douwe Draaisma’s description of it: “The exposure time was a full eight hours. In this way an ‘impossible’ image was created: the opposite walls have both caught the sunlight. The afternoon sun erased the morning shadows.”(1)

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May
May 9, 2012
Close Encounters
SCHIAPARELLI AND PRADA AT THE MET
by Linda Yablonsky
“Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conservations” at the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
May 9, 2012
Norman Bluhm
WHAT'S WRONG AND RIGHT ABOUT ONE PAINTING
by Charlie Finch
The office lobby at 499 Park gets a mural-sized painting by the late baroque abstractionist Norman Bluhm (1921-1999.)
May 8, 2012
Frieze New York 2012
MOVING IN AND
MOVING UP

by Jerry Saltz
Why the Frieze Art Fair could solve the New York art fair problem.
May 8, 2012
Beth Campbell
BETHLEHEM
by Charlie Finch
Conceptual artist Beth Campbell transforms the cosmos into social media.
May 7, 2012
Darren Bader
HORNY DIP
by Charlie Finch
Darren Bader's French Horn with Guacamole was the hit of Frieze NY -- now, let's parse its meaning.
May 3, 2012
Art Market Watch
WHAT MONEY LIKES
by Charlie Finch
The sale of Edvard Munch's The Scream for $119 million prompts a definition of "market esthetics."
May 2, 2012
Tennessee Williams
STELLA AND HER STARS
by Tony Fitzpatrick
Tony Fitzpatrick pays homage to the great American playwright, Tennessee Williams, who wrote insightful and empathetic roles for women that have no equal.
May 1, 2012
New Art
MAGIC AMID THE MONEY
by Jerry Saltz
Reject the market. Embrace the market. How I’ve found new magic amid all that money.
May 1, 2012
Close Encounters
THE 4TH ANNUAL DALLAS ART FAIR
by Linda Yablonsky
Almost 80 galleries gathered in the Big D for a Texas-style art fair.
April
Apr. 26, 2012
THE FAILURE OF COOPER UNION
by Charlie Finch
A personal view of the legendary East Village school, founded to offer a tuition-free education.
Apr. 26, 2012
AI WEIWEI AT WHITE BOX
by Emily Nathan
Chinese dissident Ai Weiwei is honored at White Box, joining the action live via Skype.
Apr. 25, 2012
Carol Brown Goldberg
AT THE CENTER
by Donald Kuspit
Carol Brown Goldberg's hand at drawing is as deft, swift and masterful as the medium's masters -- Matisse, Dürer and Rembrandt.
Apr. 25, 2012
Affinities and Enchantments:
CAROL BROWN GOLDBERG'S DRAWINGS
by Donald Kuspit
Carol Brown Goldberg's hand at drawing is as deft, swift and masterful as the medium's masters -- Matisse, Dürer and Rembrandt.
Apr. 24, 2012
OBAMA VERSUS ROMNEY
by Charlie Finch
As an African-American and a Mormon face off in the 2012 presidential race, expect the unexpected.
Apr. 23, 2012
Paul Etienne Lincoln
GILDING THE ACORN
by Elisabeth Kley
Artist Paul Etienne Lincoln unveils his poetic, hand-tooled machine -- a singing, schnapps-dispensing mechanical pig -- at Tribeca's Duane Park cabaret.
Apr. 23, 2012
Art Dealer's Diary
FAIR FATIGUE AT ART COLOGNE 2012
by Kenny Schachter
Along with a few kudos, a generally dyspeptic view of Art Cologne 46, Apr. 18-22, 2012.
Apr. 23, 2012
GOODBYE JACKIE
by Charlie Finch
RIP Jackie McAllister, 1962-2012, artist, curator and critic, from complications of a stroke.
Apr. 20, 2012
"Snapshot"
POST-IMPRESSIONIST PICTURE THEORY
by Emily Nathan
Elizabeth W. Easton’s “Snapshot: Painters and Photography, Bonnard to Vuillard” is a revelation.
Apr. 19, 2012
Kathy Ruttenberg
IN THE FEMALE UNCONSCIOUS
by Donald Kuspit
Kathy Ruttenberg's ceramic sculptures seem to have sprung directly from the artist's sensual, down-to-earth unconscious.
Apr. 18, 2012
Christopher Wool
CONTROLLED BELLIGERENCE
by Elizabeth Kley
A new exhibition of Christopher Wool's silkscreens on canvas at the Musée d'Art Moderne in Paris.
Apr. 17, 2012
Mel Bochner
CONSTELLATION OF IDEAS
by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp

In “Theory of Sculpture: Fontana’s Light,” Mel Bochner revisits his early Conceptual Art pieces through a lens of bright glass.
Apr. 16, 2012
LESS IS LESS ON THE L.E.S.
by Charlie Finch

Apr. 16, 2012
A ramble through the Lower East Side gallery scene, with Half Gallery, Frosch & Portmann, Lesley Heller, Blackston and Munch.
Apr. 16, 2012
Egyptian Art
EGYPT, THE EARLY YEARS
by N.F. Karlins
A look at the mysterious relics from the predynastic era in “The Dawn of Egyptian Art” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Apr. 14, 2012
Bipolar Paintings
PETER HOWSON, THE SCOTTISH BOSCH
by Donald Kuspit
Artist Peter Howson, whose new works are on view at Flowers Gallery in New York, renews the religiosity of painting.
Apr. 13, 2012
IS BLACK ART TOO KITSCHY?
by Charlie Finch
African-American artists, now finally in some form of ascendancy, have used ornament for a new burst of visual expression.
Apr. 13, 2012
LOST ANGEL
by Tony Fitzpatrick
Art fairs, biennials, the “art-world clown car” and a bold proposal for Chicago’s new cultural plan.
Apr. 11, 2012
Fred Wilson
BLACK AND WHITE AND NOTHING IN BETWEEN
by Donald Kuspit
Apr. 11, 2012
Fred Wilson's "Venice Suite," responding to Pietro Longhi, is a study in contrasts between the popularizing and the avant-garde.
Apr. 11, 2012
Rammellzee
NOW, VOYAGER
by Carlo McCormick
A Hip-Hop genius and artistic pioneer, Rammellzee conjured another universe far more magical than our own.
Apr. 11, 2012
RIP THOMAS KINKADE
by Jerry Saltz

Jerry Saltz on the passing of Thomas Kinkade, the self-described "painter of light," 1958-2012.
Apr. 9, 2012
WHY IS AMERICAN TASTE SO CRAPPY?
by Charlie Finch

The death of kitsch painter Thomas Kinkade reminds us that America leads the world in cultural crap.
Apr. 5, 2012
Pedro E. Guerrero
PHOTOGRAPHS OF
MODERN LIFE

by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp

A show of the architectural photographs of 94-year-old Pedro E. Guerrero focuses on Wright, Calder and Nevelson.
Apr. 5, 2012
Art Law
THE KNOEDLER-ROSALES CASE: A DEALER’S DEFENSE
by Daniel Grant

Art dealer Ann Freedman arguments in the case of the Knoedler-Rosales forgery allegations.
Apr. 4, 2012
WILD STRAWBERRIES AT 55
by Charlie Finch

Revisiting the legacy of Swedish auteur Ingmar Bergmann, and the beautiful women he cast in his films.
Apr. 3, 2012
William Bailey
CONSTRUCTED HALLUCINATIONS
by Donald Kuspit

William Bailey's paintings are abstract fantasies whose forms and colors are more important than their emotional and social meaning.
Apr. 3, 2012
Art Law
READING THE TEA LEAVES IN THE KNOEDLER MESS
by Daniel Grant
Caught up in an FBI investigation and numerous lawsuits, the now-defunct Knoedler & Company gallery and its former director face a long slog..
Apr. 2, 2012
Morley Safer
PLAYING IT SAFER
by Jerry Saltz
Jerry Saltz on Morley Safer's facile 60-Minutes art-world screed.
March
Mar. 30, 2012
Close Encounters
A PEEPSHOW AT THE MET
by Linda Yablonsky
The Metropolitan Museum’s “Naked before the Camera” studies the history of nude photography.
Mar. 28, 2012
Ceramics in L.A.
FEATS OF CLAY
by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp
Tempests about teapots? The real story of avant-garde Los Angeles ceramics, via two exhibitions sponsored by the Getty's PST initiative.
Mar. 28, 2012
BABE
by Tony Fitzpatrick
An homage to Lou Beach, "one of our greatest living collagists.
Mar. 27, 2012
DING DONG
THE WITCH IS DEAD

by Charlie Finch
RIP Hilton Kramer, 1928-2012, the art critic with the worst eye ever.
Mar. 26, 2012
Dependent Art Fair
EIGHT HOURS AT THE COMFORT INN
by Jerry Saltz
The zingiest art fair of the season was a one-day event in a Lower East Side motel.
Mar. 23, 2012
Exit Art
EXIT INTERVIEW
by Rachel Corbett
The beloved indie-art space says goodbye with a final exhibition, "Every Exit is an Entrance," a retrospective of its own 30-year history.
Mar. 23, 2012
Whitney Biennial 2012
ROMPER ROOM
by Charlie Finch
Is the 2012 Whitney Biennial so fake it makes your skin crawl?
Mar. 23, 2012
DEFENDING PAINTING AND SCULPTURE
by Charlie Finch
Charlie Finch makes a case for the "fixed world of painting and sculpture," often sidelined in favor of performance art.
Mar. 21, 2012
Delia Brown
DELIA BROWN GETS SERIOUS, SORT OF
by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp
The subjects of the artist Delia Brown, seen in a pair of shows in Los Angeles at Angles Gallery and Martha Otero.
Mar. 21, 2012
Zhang Jian
LOOKING ON
by Charlie Finch
The liberty of looking at one painting -- Zhang Jian's Chang-An Street at Martha Sutherland Fine Arts.
Mar. 21, 2012
John Newman
CHAMBERED NAUTILUS
by Charlie Finch
Grabbing a seashell conceit to hold onto the new works by sculptor John Newman at Tibor de Nagy Gallery.
Mar. 21, 2012
Kehinde Wiley
TOWARDS A NEW WORLD PORTRAIT
by Ilka Scobie
Kehinde Wiley's paintings of young black men from Jerusalem and Tel Aviv transform the Jewish Museum.
Mar. 20, 2012
Shanxi Tombs
ALL THE UNDERWORLD'S A STAGE
by N.F. Karlins
A new exhibition at the China Institute in Manhattan looks at "Theater, Life and the Afterlife" during China's Jin Dynasy.
Mar. 20, 2012
FIVE STAGES OF CONFERENCE GRIEF (WITH APOLOGIES TO ELISABETH KUBLER-ROSS)
by Peter Plagens
In which our writer attends a three-day-long Philadelphia conference for Warhol Foundation / Creative Capital grantees to listen to lectures, gather in breakout sessions and schmooze over meals.
Mar. 20, 2012
Zhang Jian
LOOKING ON
by Charlie Finch
The liberty of looking at one painting -- Zhang Jian's Chang-An Street at Martha Sutherland Fine Arts.
Mar. 16, 2012
WHEN A GOOD
PAINTER GOES BAD

by Charlie Finch
When the lemmings head to the sea, be a seagull -- Stella Michaels, Albert Oehlen and Native American art dealer John Molloy.
Mar. 14, 2012
Mono-ha
TENSION AND RESTRAINT
by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp
At Blum & Poe in Los Angeles, an unprecedented show of works by the Japanese artists of "Mono-ha," or "School of Things."
Mar. 13, 2012
CHARLES SPURRIER: A HISTORY
by Charlie Finch
New works by Charles Spurrier at New York’s Margaret Thatcher Projects.
Mar. 13, 2012
Rob Pruitt
SIGN HERE
by Jerry Saltz
Jerry Saltz gets an autograph from a very naked Rob Pruitt at New York's Karma Books.
Mar. 13, 2012
Art Market Watch
WHY ART IS LIKE SPORTS
by Charlie Finch
If it has always been about the money, is it only about the money?
Mar. 7, 2012
THE STEINS COLLECT: AN IRREVERENT REPORT
by Michèle C. Cone
The history of 20th-century art was written on the walls of their homes by Leo, Gertrude, Michael and Sarah Stein.
Mar. 7, 2012
Close Encounters
THE LOWDOWN ON THE UPPERCRUST ART FAIR
by Linda Yablonsky
Business is booming at the strange Art Dealers Association of America Art Show at the Park Avenue Armory.
Mar. 7, 2012
Whitney Biennial 2012
LEAVING BABYLON
by Jerry Saltz
Whitney Biennial curators Elizabeth Sussman and Jay Sanders consider the post-crash afterlife.
Mar. 6, 2012
GETTIN' DOWN WITH MELISSA BROWN
by Charlie Finch
Melissa Brown’s paintings involve a complex system of strategies worthy of the founder of game theory.
Mar. 5, 2012
Mel Ramos
AMERICAN DREAM GIRLS
by Donald Kuspit
Mel Ramos is an ironical dialectician, and a social moralist and critical realist despite himself.
Mar. 5, 2012
Diary of an Art Star
OCCUPY WINE BAR AT THE 2012 WHITNEY BIENNIAL
by Reverend Jen
The cheese is back at the Whitney Biennial, and all is well in America.
Mar. 2, 2012
"The Ungovernables"
BIG-GOVERNMENT CONSERVATIVES
by Jerry Saltz
Jerry Saltz on why the New Museum's triennial survey needs a dollop of anarchy.
February
Feb. 28, 2012
Whitney Biennial
A VERY SHORT HISTORY OF THE WHITNEY BIENNIAL
by Charlie Finch
Gaping back down memory lane for the Whitney Biennial high points, or any points for that matter.
Feb. 27, 2012
GIACOMETTI AND GERRI DAVIS
by Charlie Finch
Musings on unsettlement, and the paring down of life in the approach to brokenness and death.
Feb. 27, 2012
Ken Price
REMEMBERING SCULPTOR KEN PRICE
by Jerry Saltz
RIP Ken Price, 1935-2012, ceramic sculptor of dazzling color and cubo-biomorphic form.
Feb. 24, 2012
Adel Abdessemed
STRIKE LIKE A BUTCHER, WITHOUT HATE
by Emily Nathan
The Algerian-born, Paris-based artist Adel Abdessemed debuts a striking new body of work at David Zwirner gallery.
Feb. 23, 2012
CINDY SHERMAN: BECOMING
by Jerry Saltz
On the occasion of her survey exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, Cindy Sherman collaborates with Jerry Saltz on a project for New York magazine.
Feb. 23, 2012
THE UNGOVERNABLE
ALL-STARS

by Charlie Finch
While the New Museum fetes a squad of “Ungovernable” rookies, our scribe imagines a more seasoned team.
Feb. 22, 2012
Art Market Watch
AFRICAN-AMERICAN ART AT AUCTION
by Daniel Grant
Twice-yearly auctions of African-America art at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers and Swann Galleries.
Feb. 22, 2012
WHO IS ROZALIA JOVANOVIC?
by Charlie Finch
Say hello to Rozalia Jovanovic, the new art reporter at GalleristNY.
Feb. 22, 2012
STAR FOR A RADIO DEVIL
by Tony Fitzpatrick
Tony Fitzpatrick on the joy of drawing "wise-ass, hot-foot, flaming-bag-of-dog-shit-on-your-porch" devils -- and not just to piss people off.
Feb. 22, 2012
Ellsworth Kelly
CALIFORNIA DOUBLE FEATURE
by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp
Ellsworth Kelly rocks Los Angeles with a show of prints at LACMA and the debut exhibition at Matthew Marks L.A.
Feb. 16, 2012
Cindy Sherman
THE LAST STAR
The triumph of Cindy Sherman, as her retrospective opens at the Museum of Modern Art.
Feb. 15, 2012
Takashi Murakami
HAPPY BIRTHDAY BUDDHA
by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp
Takashi Murakami takes his signature artworks to the Arab world.
Feb. 14, 2012
Whitney Biennial
MITT ROMNEY
AND FOREST BESS

by Charlie Finch
On the occasion of the Whitney Biennial, a conflation of Mitt Romney and visionary Texas artist Forrest Bess (1911-1977).
Feb. 14, 2012
The Ungovernables
THE NEW CAPITAL: A CHEAT SHEET
It's here! "The Ungovernables," brings 34 young artists and art groups from around the world to the New Museum Triennial.
Feb. 13, 2012
Robert Grosvenor
TRASH VERSUS ELEGANCE
by Charlie Finch
Two new sculptures by Robert Grosvenor at Paula Cooper Gallery, viewed in the context of Damian Hirst spotmania.
Feb. 13, 2012
Klara Lidén
AFTER-CHRISTMAS INVENTORY
by Jerry Saltz
Klara Lidén channels the poignancy of discarded streetside trees in her exhibition at Reena Spaulings Fine Art.
Feb. 8, 2012
Metropolitan Museum
THE TWO KOCHS
by Charlie Finch
The cunning elites and the democratic plaza at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Feb. 7, 2012
Football
HOW SUPER IS THE SUPER BOWL?
by Charlie Finch
Cultural ignorance and Super Bowl kitsch, Mitt Romney’s antiseptic robotism, NYPD thuggery against OWS and more.
Feb. 3, 2012
R.I.P. Dorothea Tanning
UTTERLY POSSESSING
by Jerry Saltz

Jerry Saltz pays homage to the artist who stood at the center of the Surrealist movement, a "vicious mill for women," and refused to play second fiddle.
Feb. 2, 2012
Mike Kelley
THE PERVERSE MASTER
by Jerry Saltz

RIP Mike Kelley, 1954-2012, who turned L.A. foreboding into an all-out acrimonious art of darkness.
Feb. 1, 2012
Mike Kelley
MIKE AND IKE
by Charlie Finch

RIP Mike Kelley, 1954-2012.
Feb. 1, 2012
Venice Biennale
MASSI ON MY MIND
by Jerry Saltz

Feb. 1, 2012
As Massimiliano Gioni takes over, new hope for the Venice Biennale.
January
Jan. 31, 2012
Jean Dubuffet
QUIXOTIC QUICKSAND? JEAN DUBUFFET'S "GROUNDLESS" PAINTINGS
by Donald Kuspit

In his final years, the 80-year-old Jean Dubuffet continued his experiments with elevating street art to high art.
Jan. 31, 2012
TREES A CROWD
by James Croak

Tracking an increased prevalence of art that deals in organic iconography -- and uses trees in particular.
Jan. 31, 2012
John Cage
CAGED IN 2012
by Charlie Finch

Charlie Finch ponders the legacy of pioneering composer John Cage on the centennial of his birth.
Jan. 30, 2012
Anthony Haden-Guest
THE HATED GUEST
by Charlie Finch

Famed scribe Anthony Haden-Guest hosts a benefit for his efforts to recover the contents of his storage locker.
Jan. 30, 2012
Bernhard Martin
PERVERSE PLEASURES
by Gesine Borcherdt

German painter Bernhard Martin brings a sense of "bel cazzo vita figa" -- cock-pussy life -- to his show at London's Union Gallery.
Jan. 27, 2012
Simone Leigh
MOUTHING OFF
by Elizabeth Kley

The pioneering black artist "channels the power of prehistoric female craft" with a monumental exhibition of new work at The Kitchen.
Jan. 26, 2012
THE BIG FRIEZE
by Charlie Finch

London's Frieze Art Fair is not slated to dock in New York until May 2012, but its press minions are already hitting the streets.
Jan. 24, 2012
American Folk Art Museum
PLUCKED OR PLUCKY? THE AFAM MARKS ITS 50TH ANNIVERSARY
by N.F. Karlins

With no debt and a new board, the troubled American Folk Art Museum reviews its first 50 years with "Jubilation / Rumination: Life, Real and Imagined."
Jan. 24, 2012
Old Masters
PJ's PICKS IN THE NEW YORK OLD MASTER AUCTIONS
by Paul Jeromack

Peter Paul Rubens, Frans Hals, Gerrit Dou, Hubert Robert, Ambrosius Bosschaert, Charles-Antoine Coypel, Sandro Botticelli, more.
Jan. 23, 2012
Old Masters
SUFFERING OF THE BODY
by Paul Jeromack

London dealer Sam Fogg brings an unusual selection of medieval panel paintings to Richard L. Feigen & Co.
Jan. 23, 2012
Wint-O-Green Moth
FOR ETTA JAMES
by Tony Fitzpatrick

Etta James' baby face and angel's voice are gone, and winter settles down in Chicago.
Jan. 23, 2012
POLLOCK/WARHOL 2012
by Charlie Finch

Jackson Pollock and Andy Warhol -- they have more in common than you might think.
Jan. 17, 2012
Diary of an Art Star
EXCLUSIVE! AN INTERVIEW WITH HANKSY
by Reverend Jen

Who is "Hanksy," the mysterious new artist taking the Lower East Side by storm? Reverend Jen has the exclusive report.
Jan. 17, 2012
Chelsea Stroll
THE BLACK BOX
by Charlie Finch

An amble through the art district, with Murad Khan Mumtaz, Kim MacConnel and "Diggers."
Jan. 17, 2012
THE CHAIN GANG DREAMS OF KRYPTONITE
by Tony Fitzpatrick

The state of democracy in America is a sad affair.
Jan. 13, 2012
Jan. 13, 2012
Martin Luther King
MLK: AN ART EXEGESIS
by Charlie Finch

Dr. Martin Luther King, the most "formidable, handsome and compelling subject in American history," has been ignored by the arts.
Jan. 10, 2012
Museum of Modern Art
MOMA'S EYE CANDY
by Charlie Finch

"De Kooning: A Retrospective" comes to an end, but the pretentious intellectualism of MoMA's contemporary vision goes on.
Jan. 9, 2012
John McWhinnie
BOOKWORLD
by Charlie Finch

RIP John McWhinnie, 43, art and book dealer, in a snorkeling accident in the British Virgin Islands.
Jan. 6, 2012
Close Encounters
NOW DIG THIS!
by Linda Yablonsky

The black art renaissance, now and then, via Clifford Owens in New York, "Now Dig This!" in Los Angeles, plus David Hammons and more.
Jan. 6, 2012
New Art
OVERLOAD
by Charlie Finch

Stonehenge, the Beach Boys, and new art by Erik den Breejen at Freight & Volume and Janet Malcolm at Lorie Bookstein Fine Art.
Jan. 5, 2012
Stephen Douglas Hooper
REMEMBERING HOOP
by Charlie Finch

RIP Stephen Douglas Hooper, aka Hoop, 1947-2012, master of the hippie funny car.
Jan. 4, 2012
Work of Art
SUCKLORD’S ACTION FIGURE
by Jerry Saltz

The critic reviews his portrait -- Jerry Saltz on Sucklord’s Important Art Critic: Defender of Taste and Culture.
Jan. 3, 2012
OUR BODIES, OURSELVES IN 2012!
by Charlie Finch

Predicting the fate of Ai Weiwei, Glenn Lowry, the Old Master market and more.
Jan. 3, 2012
Beverly Fishman
DECEPTIVE PLEASURES
by Donald Kuspit

The neuron spikes in Beverly Fishman’s new abstract paintings at Galerie Richard in New York.
December
Dec. 29, 2011
Work of Art
THE DRAMA’S DONE
by Jerry Saltz

Jerry Saltz looks back on a year’s worth of judging Work of Art, Bravo TV’s reality series.
Dec. 29, 2011
CRAZY FRANK IN THE BIG WORLD
by Tony Fitzpatrick

Tony Fitzpatrick pays homage to his long-lost pal Crazy Frank, a violent man more akin to an ape than a human.
Dec. 28, 2011
Lola Schnabel
DRINK YOUR LOLA COLA
by Charlie Finch

Lola Montes Schnabel debuts her paintings at the Hole on the Bowery in Manhattan.
Dec. 28, 2011
Helen Frankenthaler
A WIND THAT LASHES EVERYTHING AT ONCE
by Jerry Saltz

RIP Helen Frankenthaler, 1928-2011, pioneering woman painter who bridged Abstract Expressionism and "what was possible."
Dec. 27, 2011
Helen Frankenthaler
EBB AND FLOW
by Charlie Finch

RIP Helen Frankenthaler, 1928-2011, American Abstract-Expressionist painter who was a pioneer of the Washington Color School.
Dec. 23, 2011
Jane Wilson
THE ECLIPSE OF LANDSCAPE
by Donald Kuspit

In Jane Wilson's landscape paintings, an apotheosis of the whole of nature, restored to its naked state in a modern urban world.
Dec. 22, 2011
Art Jokes
HOLIDAY ARTOONS
by Anthony Haden-Guest

Six new art-world cartoons -- artoons -- from the man-about-town and author of In the Mean Time: The Other Ends of the World (2011).
Dec. 21, 2011
John Chamberlain
AUTOPILOT
by Charlie Finch

RIP John Chamberlain, 1927-2011, second generation Abstract Expressionist artist widely known for his car-crash sculptures.
Dec. 21, 2011
Top Ten 2011
THE YEAR IN ART
by Jerry Saltz

The Cold War, 1950s brushstrokes and a pickup artist run amok.
Dec. 19, 2011
Mickey Cartin
THE REBBE
by Charlie Finch

A New York collector with eclectic taste and an almost Talmudic attachment to language.
Dec. 19, 2011
Jean-Luc Moulène
MINIMUM OPUS
by Rachel Corbett

Dia:Beacon takes its chances with a little-known French sculptor and photographer in a sprawling new year-long exhibition.
Dec. 16, 2011
Art Embargo
IRANIAN ART & THE SANCTIONS
by Daniel Grant

With a range of global sanctions against Iran, how does one buy Iranian art?
Dec. 15, 2011
Wallace Berman and Robert Heinecken
L.A. POSTMODERNISM: SPEAKING IN TONGUES
by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp

At Pasadena’s Armory Center for the Arts, a look at two Los Angeles-based proto-postmodernists. artists who pushed the boundaries of photographic representation, now on view.
Dec. 14, 2011
2011 in Review
THE 10 ART EVENTS OF 2011
by Charlie Finch

Ai Weiwei, OSW, PST, black artists, more.
Dec. 14, 2011
Miami Art Week
ART DEALER'S DIARY
by Kenny Schachter

Art fairs are like casinos, with no outside light, and no sense of time or place.
Dec. 13, 2011
Francis Picabia
GORGONS IN DISGUISE: PICABIA'S WOMEN
by Donald Kuspit

Alarmingly charming, Picabia's late words, now at Michael Werner gallery, registered the fall of aristocratic modernism and the rise of mass culture.
Dec. 13, 2011
Paul McCarthy
SNOW WHITE AND THE PHALLIC BRONZES
by L. Brandon Krall

A few works on Paul McCarthy's "The Dwarves, the Forests" at Hauser & Wirth in Manhattan.
Dec. 12, 2011
Julia Sherman
JULIA!
by Charlie Finch

At JF & Sons boutique on University Place, artist Julia Sherman's designs for religious frocks for an Episcopal convent.
Dec. 8, 2011
Mariko Mori
THAT BEAUTIFUL, BEAUTIFUL BLOB
by Charlie Finch

Mariko Mori's digital-only earth project is a "paragon of mindless beauty," confined to the screen of your iPhone or laptop.
Dec. 8, 2011
Michael Dweck
PHOTOGRAPHING HABANA LIBRE
by Christopher Sweet

Cuba as a world of sexy encounters in a new photo book by Michael Dweck.
Dec. 8, 2011
Sloan Schaffer
TEN QUESTIONS FOR SLOAN SCHAFFER
by Brook S. Mason

Miami dealer and collector Sloan Schaffer, proprietor of 101/exhibit, is currently on a roll.
Dec. 7, 2011
Adam Lindemann
THE PRINCE OF THE ONE PERCENT
by Jerry Saltz

Lindemann, the Prince of the One Percent, would like you know that buying art is less fun these days.
Dec. 7, 2011
Close Encounters
THE ART WORLD NAMING BLIGHT
by Linda Yablonsky

From Jorge M. Pérez to Stephen A. Schwartzman, the One Percent loves to slap its brand on public institutions.
Dec. 6, 2011
Maurizio Cattelan
A DANGLING CONVERSATION
by Charlie Finch

A post windstorm meditation on Maurizio Cattelan's "All" at the Guggenheim Museum.
Dec. 6, 2011
Jack Early
FOREVER AND TODAY
by Elizabeth Kley

Less is often more in Jack Early's film, What To Do with a Drunken Soldier?, at Forever & Young in Chinatown.
Dec. 2, 2011
Howard Hodgkin
THE MARK OF COLOR
by Jennifer Samet

Howard Hodgkin's "dynamic, emotionally resonant" paintings unite stroke, pigment and frame into one cohesive experience.
November
Nov. 30, 2011
PLAY IT AGAIN, RAGNAR
by Jerry Saltz

Jerry Saltz on Ragnar Kjartansson's 12-hour operatic performance Bliss, commissioned by Performa '11.
Nov. 30, 2011
THE ATLANTIC CITY MOTH
by Tony Fitzpatrick

Tony Fitzpatrick on the fate of New Jersey’s Atlantic City.
Nov. 29, 2011
Paul Nelson
CRITICAL MASS
by Charlie Finch

Everything Is an Afterthought, Kevin Avery's new biography of the cultural critic Paul Nelson.
Nov. 28, 2011
Henri Matisse
MATISSE AND THE MODEL
by N.F. Karlins
An exhibition exploring Matisse's symbiotic relationship with his models, at the Eykyn Maclean Gallery.
Nov. 28, 2011
Protest at Sotheby's
THE ATOMIC HOBO
by Tony Fitzpatrick

Occupy Wall Street takes its battle to Sotheby's, and comes face-to-face with the bigwigs of the art market.
Nov. 28, 2011
Ron and Leonard
LAUDERLAND
by Charlie Finch

The New York Times on the "tax avoidance strategies" of cosmetics magnate and Neue Galerie founder Ronald S. Lauder.
Nov. 23, 2011
ANDREAS GURSKY'S OCEANIC FEELING
by Donald Kuspit

Andreas Gursky's photographs of apocalyptic oceans and a harsh, unpopulated earth symbolize a technological society that has lost its "sense of bonding with the universe."
Nov. 22, 2011
CONTEMPT: STILL VS. RICHTER
by Charlie Finch

Are there two more mediocre apostles of abstract painting than Clyfford Still and Gerhard Richter?
Nov. 22, 2011
Art Market Watch
SECRETS OF THE FINE ART FUNDS
by Daniel Grant

Wealthy investors are increasingly turning to fine art funds – and the top funds are reporting some very encouraging rates of return.
Nov. 21, 2011
Sherrie Levine
IT’S PAYBACK TIME
by Jerry Saltz

Sherrie Levine’s retrospective at the Whitney Museum turns a very cold eye on the gender dynamics of the art world.
Nov. 18, 2011
"Hide/Seek"
MOSTLY HIDDEN AT "HIDE/SEEK"
by Barbara Pollack

"Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture" at the Brooklyn Museum.
Nov. 18, 2011
Roberto Matta
THE GREATNESS OF MATTA
by Donald Kuspit

Cosmic magnificence and colorful munificence in enormous abstractions by Roberto Matta at Pace Gallery.
Nov. 17, 2011
David Altmejd
CREATION THEORY
by Rachel Corbett

Peter Brant's newest star, David Altmejd, transforms the rustic Brant Foundation Art Study Center in Greenwich, Conn., into a bizarre cosmos of the beautiful and the grotesque.
Nov. 17, 2011
AFTERNOON DELIGHT
by Charlie Finch

Pollock at McCoy Gallery, Harvey Quaytman at McKee, Erwin Blumenfeld at Houk and the Knickerbocker Club.
Nov. 16, 2011
Rembrandt, Picasso & McQueen
THE BLOCKBUSTER MYSTERY
by N.F. Karlins

"Rembrandt and the Face of Jesus" at the Philadelphia Museum of Art prompts some musings about museum blockbusters.
Nov. 15, 2011
Nan Goldin
TRADITION ENVY
by Donald Kuspit

Tradition and the contemporary in Nan Goldin's "Scopophilia" at Matthew Marks Gallery.
Nov. 14, 2011
Joseph Nahmad
NAHMAD EMPIRE EXPANDS INTO CONTEMPORARY ART
by Rachel Corbett

Say hello to 21-year-old Joseph Nahmad, who is spurning his family's Impressionist and modern art business in favor of contemporary art.
Nov. 14, 2011
Maurizio Cattelan
THE REDEMPTION
by Jerry Saltz

Maurizio Cattelan's "All" at the Guggenheim Museum is more than just simple punch lines.
Nov. 11, 2011
David Hume
HUME AT 300
by Charlie Finch

The year 2011 is the 300th anniversary of Scottish philosopher David Hume, who reordered our conception of rationality.
Nov. 11, 2011
Art Market Watch
OCCUPY LICHTENSTEIN
by Charlie Finch

What does Christie's sale of another record-breaking Lichtenstein mean to the One Percent?
Nov. 9, 2011
Maurizio Cattelan
THE REDEMPTION
by Jerry Saltz

Maurizio Cattelan's "All" at the Guggenheim Museum is more than just simple punch lines.
Nov. 9, 2011
Tania Bruguera
ART & POLITICS AT OCCUPY BOSTON
by Martha Buskirk

Cuban performance artist Tania Bruguera designs a new Immigrant Movement International.
Nov. 9, 2011
Les Rogers
LES IS MORE
by Charlie Finch

Suprafragilistic new paintings, custom-framed, by veteran painter Les Rogers.
Nov. 9, 2011
Brian O'Doherty
"HELLO SAM" AT TRINITY COLLEGE
by Ciarán Bennettt

Silence, exile and celebration, at Dublin Contemporary, in New York artist Brian O'Doherty's "Hello Sam" installation and performance.
Nov. 7, 2011
Beach Boys
FADED SMILE
by Charlie Finch

The Beach Boys Smile Sessions, the greatest rock album never released, now available in all its originality.
Nov. 7, 2011
Swoon
SHOUT IT FROM THE ROOFTOPS
by Emily Nathan

Swoon's ramshackle musical village of experimental instruments opens in New Orleans, with a program of live performances scheduled through December.
Nov. 7, 2011
Maurizio Cattelan
A HOLE IN HIS SOUL
by Charlie Finch

Good wishes for Italian jokester Maurizio Cattelan at the Guggenheim Museum and beyond.
Nov. 4, 2011
E/AB 2011
HIT IT! THE EDITIONS / ARTISTS BOOKS FAIR IN CHELSEA
by Tony Fitzpatrick

New York City is print country and the living breath of the print world is at E/AB 2011.
Nov. 4, 2011
Art of the Arab Lands
METROPOLITAN MUSEUM'S NEW ISLAMIC ART MECCA
by Jerry Saltz

On the Metropolitan Museum's swoon-inducing new galleries devoted to the art of the Near East.
Nov. 3, 2011
Hans Schaufelein
MET MUSEUM SNAGS NEW OLD MASTER
by Paul Jeromack

The Metropolitan Museum adds a painting by Hans Schaufelein, a pupil of Albrecht Dürer, to its German Renaissance collection.
Nov. 3, 2011
Prospect.2 New Orleans
BEATING HEART BIENNIAL
by Emily Nathan

The Prospect.2 New Orleans biennial, overseen by curator Dan Cameron, brings 27 artists to 16 venues in the Big Easy.
Nov. 1, 2011
Janet Biggs
WETNESS VISIBLE
by Charlie Finch

A performance by Janet Biggs on the East River brings noise-drenched conflict and then sublimity.
October
Oct. 31, 2011
WINTER'S NIGHT MOTH
by Tony Fitzpatrick

Thoughts on New York while performing Stations Lost at the Boiler in Williamsburg.
Oct. 31, 2011
Halloween Art
HERE COME THE PUMPKINS
by Charlie Finch

Mechanical goblins, cackling witch statues and swaths of ghostly gauze herald the arrival of Icabod Crane and the Headless Horseman.
Oct. 27, 2011
Pacific Standard Time
PHENOMENAL: CALIFORNIA LIGHT, SPACE, SURFACE
by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp

A revelatory exhibition of Light and Space, one of Southern California's unique art movements.
Oct. 25, 2011
Close Encounters
FRIEZE WRAP 2011
by Linda Yablonsky

Money for art, and art for money at the ninth edition of London's Frieze Art Fair.
Oct. 25, 2011
OCCUPIED!
by Charlie Finch

The problem with Occupied Wall Street is lack of imagination. Herewith, some suggestions.
Oct. 24, 2011
Robert Irwin
ON LOOKING
by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp

A conversation with Robert Irwin on the occasion of his new exhibition at L&M Arts, Los Angeles.
Oct. 21, 2011
Tony Fitzpatrick
PILGRIM'S PROGRESS
by Charlie Finch

Chicago artist Tony Fitzpatrick brings to the stage the tale of his rowdy spiritual quest to Istanbul in Stations Lost, at The Boiler in Williamsburg.
Oct. 21, 2011
Work of Art
ART APPRECIATION ON A GUT LEVEL
by Jerry Saltz

In which our beloved art critic becomes a douchebag on a national stage.
Oct. 19, 2011
Pepón Osorio
OSORIO'S TURN
by Charlie Finch
The rich and poor, united by mortality, in Pepon Osorio's Drowned in a Glass of Water at Ronald Feldman Fine Arts.
Oct. 18, 2011
Vincent Desiderio
PITILESS PATHOLOGY: VINCENT DESIDERIO'S PAINTINGS
by Donald Kuspit

In his new show at Marlborough Chelsea, painter Vincent Desiderio considers the indecent human story.
Oct. 17, 2011
Close Encounters
THE MIDCAREER QUESTION
by Linda Yablonsky

A meditation on the mid-career museum survey and its effect on artists' career prospects.
Oct. 13, 2011
Istanbul Biennial
THE BIENNIAL AS CURATORIUM
by Patricia Watts

A report from the 12th edition of the Istanbul Biennial, organized by jens Hoffman and Adriano Pedrosa.
Oct. 12, 2011
Keszler & Banksy
PEST CONTROL STYMIES KESZLER GALLERY SALES
by Rachel Corbett

New York dealer Stephan Keszler does battle with Pest Control over the market for Street Art works by Banksy.
Oct. 7, 2011
Cayetana Conrad
ALL IN THE FAMILY
by Charlie Finch

Cayetana Conrad's new paintings of "A Tangled Wood" at M. Sutherland Fine Arts in New York.
Oct. 7, 2011
Willem de Kooning
BEAUTY AND THE BEASTLY ARTIST: WILLEM DE KOONING'S DESTRUCTIVENESS
by Donald Kuspit

Who is de Kooning's woman? An essay on the occasion of "De Kooning: A Retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art."
Oct. 6, 2011
Matthew Barney
IMPORTED FROM DETROIT
by Jerry Saltz

Matthew Barney's epically mystic Egypto-industrial detritus sculpture, now on view at Gladstone Gallery, inspires and transports.
Oct. 4, 2011
Pacific Standard Time
CROSSCURRENTS AT THE GETTY
by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp

The Getty Museum forges a new history for California contemporary in "Crosscurrents in L.A.: Painting and sculpture from 1950 to 1970."
Oct. 4, 2011
Xu Bing
SOFT FASCIST
by Charlie Finch

All you need to know about the deadening effect of the Chinese Communist state on artistic freedom.
Oct. 3, 2011
CATTELAN'S DINGLEBERRIES
by Charlie Finch

Charlie Finch responds to the news that the jokester artist plans more tricks for his upcoming Guggenheim retrospective.
September
Sept. 30, 2011
Stephen Jones
HATS: AN ANTHOLOGY
by Michèle C. Cone

An imaginative selection of over 250 hats, on view at the Bard Graduate Center, suggests that the milliner's ancient craft might deserve a place in the canon of art.
Sept. 28, 2011
Timothy Greenfield-Sanders
LATINO LOVEFEST
by Charlie Finch

Timothy Greenfield-Sanders' film The Latino List, with the companion photo-portraits, debuts at the Brooklyn Museum.
Sept. 26, 2011
"De Kooning: A Retrospective"
DEFINITIVE
by Jerry Saltz

At MoMA, the full, amazing, ever-evolving, never-retreating story of Willem de Kooning.
Sept. 26, 2011
"Living as Form"
ART & POLITICS, 2011
An interview with curator Nato Thompson
by Barbara Pollack

Opening the art world up to political action in the third annual Creative Time Summit and the accompanying exhibition, "Living as Form"
Sept. 23, 2011
Sterling Ruby
THE PRINCIPLES OF ETERNITY
by Rachel Corbett

The venerated Los Angeles artist secures his legacy.
Sept. 23, 2011
HUD'S GIRL
by Tony Fitzpatrick

Tony Fitzpatrick pays homage to actress Patricia Neal -- a woman "about as fragile as a nail" -- for her performance in Martin Ritt's 1979 film Hud.
Sept. 23, 2011
PACE YOURSELF
by Charlie Finch

David Byrne, "Social Media," Agnes Martin and Melissa Meyer.
Sept. 21, 2011
Willem de Kooning
MAKING SENSE OF DE KOONING
by Charlie Finch

"De Kooning: A Retrospective" comes to the Museum of Modern Art.
Sept. 20, 2011
Robert Melee
THE SEARCH FOR SHAMELESSNESS
by Elizabeth Kley

Alcoholic debauchery, erotic escapades and rainbow marbleizing in “Triscuit Obfuscation,” Robert Melee’s new show at Andrew Kreps Gallery.
Sept. 20, 2011
New Art
A VISIT TO PIEROGI
by Charlie Finch

Joe Amrheim, John Stoney, Tony Fitzpatrick and an art adventure in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
Sept. 19, 2011
"Art Station"
DIARY OF AN ART STAR
by Reverend Jen

Checking out the "pop-up" art show at the Lukoil gas station in Chelsea.
Sept. 16, 2011
Street Art
ROCHESTER RAMBLE
by Charlie Finch

The B-Boy BBQ street art festival in Rochester, N.Y.
Sept. 15, 2011
Clyfford Still Museum
STILL THE ONE
by Peter Plagens

Abstract Expressionist Clyfford Still, the self-proclaimed master of the monumental sublime, finally gets his own namesake museum.
Sept. 14, 2011
An interview with Eve Sussman
FILMING THE INVISIBLE
by Emily Nathan

On the eve of her opening at Cristin Tierney Gallery in Chelsea, Eve Sussman sits down with Artnet to discuss her new epic film.
Sept. 14, 2011
Pacific Standard Time
ASCO, ED KIENHOLZ AND MARIA NORDMAN IN "PACIFIC STANDARD TIME"
by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp

Three shows at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art inaugurate "Pacific Standard Time" in Southern California.
Sept. 9, 2011
Artists for Haiti
ZWIRNER GALLERY RAISES FUNDS FOR HAITI EARTHQUAKE RELIEF
by Emily Nathan

A benefit auction of artist-donated artworks goes on the block at Christie's to aid reconstruction in Haiti.
Sept. 9, 2001
Jeanette Ingberman
THE FANTASTIC DREAM: A MEMORIAL TO JEANETTE
by Melissa Rachleff Burtt

The founder of Exit Art, remembered by a former staffer as a dreamer who made things happen.
Sept. 9, 2011
The Encyclopedia of 9/11
MISSING-PERSON POSTERS
by Jerry Saltz

Jerry Saltz revisits his secret stash of 9/11's missing-person posters -- street art with "awful power."
Sept. 8, 2011
UPSTATE
by Charlie Finch

A visit to the historic homestead of literary critic Edmund Wilson.
Sept. 6, 2011
"Buried Treasure"
WIN AT KENO!
by Charlie Finch

Take a gander at "Buried Treasure" on Fox, the new antiques roadshow starring Leigh and Leslie K.
Sept. 6, 2011
THE GREY DOG IN THE SERVICE OF GHOSTS
by Tony Fitzpatrick

The danger of romanticizing the past -- but the importance of remembering.
Sept. 2, 2011
John Chamberlain
A VISIT TO THE STUDIO
by Emily Nathan

A visit to the Shelter Island studio of 84-year-old sculpture maestro John Chamberlain.
Sept. 1, 2011
REMEMBERING LEONARD HARRIS
by Charlie Finch

RIP Leonard Harris, 1929-2011, arts and theater critic for CBS in New York in the 1960s and '70s.
August
Aug. 31, 2011
Art Market Watch
THE MARKET FOR ANSEL ADAMS AND MOONRISE, HERNANDEZ, NEW MEXICO
by Daniel Grant

Gaging the variations in the market, and in the print itself, for Ansel Adams' most famous photograph.
Aug. 26, 2011
CHELSEA MEMORIES
by Charlie Finch

Good-bye to the Chelsea Hotel and all the tales that it has to tell.
Aug. 25, 2011
Graffiti Art
ESTRIA GRAFFITI BATTLE IN LOS ANGELES
by Emily Nathan

An eyewitness report from the fifth annual Estria Invitational Graffiti Battle in downtown Los Angeles.
Aug. 24, 2011
GATSBY AT 86
by Charlie Finch

The ostentation of the super-rich, the core of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby, is still with us.
Aug. 24, 2011
Gustav Klimt
TEMPTRESSES,
HOT & COLD

by N.F. Karlins

Celebrating the Vienna Succession and more in the summer show of "Recent Acquisitions" at Galerie St. Etienne.
Aug. 24, 2011
PORTRAIT OF AMERICA
by Charlie Finch

It's tough times for the everyday artist in recession-era U.S.A.
Aug. 17, 2011
G-L-O-R-I-A. . .Gloria!
by Charlie Finch

Gloria Steinem as the original Baby Boomer, back in the spotlight again.
Aug. 16, 2011
"Art in the Streets"
DOES ARNOLD LEHMAN HAVE BALLS?
by Charlie Finch

The call goes out once again: Bring "Art in the Streets" to the Brooklyn Museum.
Aug. 11, 2011
Henry Varnum Poor
POOR'S NO PAUPER
by Daniel Grant

Despite abounding criticism of Standard & Poor's, artist Henry Varnum Poor deserves a better legacy.
Aug. 10, 2011
The Art Carousel
WHO'S TZARA NOW?
by Charlie Finch

Tristan Tzara, Dada and "the superabundance of life" in today's art scene.
Aug. 10, 2011
THE ICE MAN
by Tony Fitzpatrick

Tony Fitzpatrick on Chicago's long-standing history of crime.
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.
Aug. 8, 2011
WINKLEMANIA UP CLOSE
by Charlie Finch

Minor art-world phenomenon Ed Winkleman, representative of most "second-tier" New York galleries, discusses the current state of dealer affairs and his hopes for the future.
Aug. 4, 2011
STEWED AND KEEFED
by Charlie Finch

Life, Keith Richards’ autobiography, gets down to the “don't-give-a-shit” inflections that have endeared Richards to guitar heroes everywhere.
Aug. 3, 2011
Deitch Projects Artists
WHERE ARE THEY NOW?
by Rachel Corbett

Checking in with Deitch's displaced artists a year after the legendary gallery closed its doors.
Aug. 3, 2011
William Powhida
USELESS TOOL
by Charlie Finch

Art-world satirist William Powhida rips off Andy Warhol's famed college trick for his "most ambitious installation to date" at Marlborough Chelsea.
Aug. 2, 2011
NADA Hudson
NOTHING FOR SOMETHING
by Emily Nathan

A trip upstate to Hudson, N.Y., for NADA's newest art fair leaves a weary traveler underwhelmed, despite seeing some interesting art.
Aug. 2, 2011
SAVE THE GALLERIES!
by Charlie Finch

Pop-up exhibitions like “What Works” at ArtStar on Chrystie Street prove that galleries are here to stay -- as long as they keep showing art to sell art.
Aug. 1, 2011
THE SAVAGE STREET
by Charlie Finch

South African graffiti artist Faith47 and street sculptor Dal's spiritual, visually conservative art might be the antidote to street-art phobia.
July
July 29, 2011
Fluxus at 50
GRAVITAS FOR PRANKSTERS
by Michèle C. Cone

"Fluxus and the Essential Questions of Life," now at the Hood Museum of Art, coming to the Grey Art Gallery at NYU.
July 29, 2011
THE RADIO SWAN
by Tony Fitzpatrick

Tony Fitzpatrick pays homage to his father, an Irish war hero who practiced tough love.
July 28, 2011
TO MARKET TO MARKET
by Charlie Finch

Lucian Freud, our top art galleries, China and the global art market.
July 26, 2011
Art & Money
WORKERS UNITE?
by Eleanor Heartney

Conditions of “contemporary labor” examined by more than 25 artists at MASS MoCA in North Adams, Mass.
July 25, 2011
Art in Chelsea
SWEET BIRDS OF YOUTH
by Charlie Finch

A Friday evening in Chelsea - punk memorabilia, Laura Levine's punk photos, Daniel Reich Gallery, skate shop at I-20, more.
July 25, 2011
John Bock
MODERN AUTOMATON
by Elizabeth Kley

In his new film at Anton Kern Gallery, German artist John Bock pays homage to German Expressionist film and Dadaist performance.
July 22, 2011
RIP Lucian Freud
WHY ARTISTS YOU DON’T LOVE CAN STILL BE GREAT
by Jerry Saltz

Jerry Saltz pays homage to the artist for sticking to his painterly guns.
July 21, 2011
Lucian Freud
THE LAST OF THE REALIST REBELS
by Charlie Finch

RIP Lucian Freud, 88, who died at his London home on July 20, 2011.
July 20, 2011
FLAG Art Foundation
RAISING THE FLAG
by Charlie Finch

"One, Another," works on coupling and interconnectedness by 14 artists at the FLAG Art Foundation.
July 23, 2011
Interview with Michael Werner
I WANTED MY OWN HIERARCHY
by Birgit Maria Sturm
translated by Caroline von Falkenhausen

The German dealer who brought us Neo-Expressionism talks about his early days, the U.S. market and more.
July 20, 2011
Artist Interview
STRANGE DAYS: AN INTERVIEW WITH CIPRIAN MUREŞAN
by Emily Nathan

In his first New York solo show, iconoclastic Romanian artist Ciprian Muresan offers a fresh, ironic vision of life in the post-Soviet East.
July 19, 2011
Tibetan Carpets
EAST ASIAN MASH-UP
by N.F. Karlins

From myth and the natural world to abstract design, the creative license of Tibetan carpets, onview at the Rubin Museum.
July 18, 2011
Gigi Chen
ONE CHINESE OR ONE CHINA?
by Charlie Finch

Gigi Chen's robot bunnies are a metaphor for China, late capitalism and the techno muckfest around us.
July 12, 2011
Lyonel Feininger
GATES OF LIGHT & THE HUMAN COMEDY
by Donald Kuspit

Lyonel Feininger’s double vision, in "Lyonel Feininger: At the Edge of the World" at the Whitney Museum.
July 11, 2011
Femme Power
GENDER ON CANVAS
by Elisabeth Kley

Gender-bending creativity runs amok in a three-artist exhibition curated by Rhizome executive director Lauren Cornell.
July 6, 2011
Interview with Michael Werner
I WANTED MY OWN HIERARCHY
by Birgit Maria Sturm
translated by Caroline von Falkenhausen

The German dealer who brought us Neo-Expressionism talks about his early days, the U.S. market and more.
July 6, 2011
Cy Twombly
WAS TWOMBLY A FRAUD?
by Charlie Finch

RIP Cy Twombly, 1928-2011, an artist loved by other artists, and the art market, too.
July 6, 2011
Cy Twombly
THINKING BETWEEN HIS LEGS
by Jerry Saltz

RIP Cy Twombly, 1928-2011, master of smudged calligraphy and gorgeous intimations of myth.
July 6, 2011
ASSHOPPER
by Tony Fitzpatrick

Discovering nature's romances, by watching grasshoppers mate.
July 5, 2011
Help Jerry Saltz
BUILD AN ART FAMILY TREE

Jerry Saltz compiles a quick, unverified list of artists who have worked for other artists -- and requests your help to fill it out.
June
June 30, 2011
Werner Herzog
DREAM ON
by Charlie Finch

Cro-Magnon Conceptualism or 19th-century fraud? Werner Herzog’s Cave of Forgotten Dreams.
June 29, 2011
Erik Parker and KAWS
SITTING PRETTY
by Charlie Finch

Artists Erik Parker and KAWS organize "Pretty on the Inside" at Paul Kasmin Gallery.
June 27, 2011
Graffiti Masters
NEW ARTWORK FROM
FAB 5 FREDDY

by Ilka Skobie

Fred Brathwaite presents "New Work: New York" at Gallery 151 on the Bowery.
June 27, 2011
MILLER TIME
by Charlie Finch

Remembering New York art dealer Robert Miller, 1939-2011.
June 24, 2011
Venice Biennale
GENERATION BLANK
by Jerry Saltz

The beautiful, cerebral, ultimately content-free creations of art's well-schooled young lions.
June 23, 2011
Ai Weiwei
HOME, BUT NOT FREE
by Barbara Pollack

What lies ahead for Chinese art activist Ai Weiwei.
June 23, 2011
Tom Armstrong
LIGHTEN UP!
by Charlie Finch

Remembering a time when goofy art administrators failed to understand goofy art.
June 22, 2011
Bushwick Art Scene
FOR LOVE OF THE GAME
by Emily Nathan

Bushwick’s eight leading galleries support the neighborhood's burgeoning community of New York's hottest new artists.
June 22, 2011
BAZOOKA HULK
by Tony Fitzpatrick

American comic-books' history of conferring power on the outcast and giving voice to the silenced.
June 21, 2011
The Charlie Sheen Complex
CHICAGO, WE HAVE A PROBLEM
by Pedro Vélez

With its five new art fairs, Chicago, like Charlie Sheen, must be "winning!"
June 20, 2011
Sheila Hicks
WOVEN COLOR
by Donald Kuspit

A survey at the Philadelphia Museum of works by one of the great fiber artists, Sheila Hicks.
June 20, 2011
Mothers of Invention
FREAK OUT, 45 YEARS ON
by Charlie Finch

Frank Zappa and his album "Freak Out!" was the Picasso of the 1960s cultural scene.
June 16, 2011
Venice 2011
A TALE OF A NOSE
by Jerry Saltz

High Life, money, carousing and a tale of Michele Maccarone's nose.
June 15, 2011
Good Art, Bad Art
THE PROBLEM WITH CHELSEA
by Mickey Cartin

A collector weighs in on the proliferation of mediocrity in New York's celebrated art district.
June 14, 2011
The Weiner Scandal
MAPPLETHORPE WINS!
by Charlie Finch

Thoughts on political scandal (and Anthony Weiner) in light of the Robert Mapplethorpe culture wars.
June 14, 2011
Mark Grotjahn
MAKING SPIRITS DANCE
by Jerry Saltz

June 14, 2011
Sinews of paint take on lives of their own in Mark Grotjahn's new work at Anton Kern Gallery.
June 10, 2011
Art in Chelsea
DAYCOCK
by Charlie Finch

Feats of complex engineering in Tatlin and Russian Constructivism at Tony Shafrazi Gallery, Alice Aycock and E.V. Day at Salomon Contemporary.
June 7, 2011
Leon Kossoff
KOSSOFF'S MAGIC RUINS
by Charlie Finch

At Mitchell-Inness & Nash, masterful new works by the 85-year-old British painter Leon Kossoff.
June 7, 2011
STAR FOR THE BLUE GIRL
by Tony Fitzpatrick

Praises for the Blue Jay, and the sanctuary of a golf course in the middle of the afternoon.
June 6, 2011
Marc Chagall
MEDIOCRE MODERNISM
by Donald Kuspit

At the Philadelphia Museum, "Marc Chagall and His Circle" raises questions of modernism, traditionalism and idealism in a harsh world.
June 3, 2011
Art Hong Kong
SCENES FROM ART HK 2011
by Barbara Pollack

Chinese contemporary -- and Western -- art dealers make Art HK the newest global art power.
June 3, 2011
Venice Biennale 2011
THE UGLY AMERICAN
by Jerry Saltz

Allora and Calzadilla provide a noisy image of American militaristic excess at the U.S. pavilion at the 54th Venice Biennale.
June 3, 2011
LINDSAYLAND
by Charlie Finch

Why hasn't Barack Obama pardoned Lindsay Lohan?
June 2, 2011
Ai Weiwei
WHAT IS TO BE DONE?
by Charlie Finch

A practical plan to assist the imprisoned Chinese artist Ai Weiwei.
June 1, 2011
Steve Earle
THE MAP OF MERCY
by Tony Fitzpatrick

Tony Fitzpatrick pays homage to the unsung heroes upon whose back our country was built.
May
May 31, 2011
THE JOY OF WEINBERG
by Charlie Finch

What to do with the huge party spaces of Renzo Piano’s new Whitney Museum?
May 26, 2011
Malerie Marder
LABOR OF LOVE
by Charlie Finch

An innocent generosity of spirit in a new book by Malerie Marder, Carnal Knowledge (Violette Editions).
May 25, 2011
Jan Frank
ABSTRACT EROTICS
by Adrian Dannatt

Serendipity and shape in new works by Jan Frank at Paul Kasmin Gallery.
May 23, 2011
Alexander Melamid
THE HEALING ARTS
by Rachel Corbett

New York artist Alexander Melamid launches his new Art Healing Ministry in SoHo.
May 23, 2011
LOVERMAN: BOB DYLAN AT 70
by Charlie Finch

Looking back at the long, fecund career of the generational muse and lyrical shapeshifter.
May 19, 2011
Chelsea Stroll
TOO MUCH TESTYRONE
by Charlie Finch

John Chamberlain, Donald Judd, Pablo Picasso and Marie-Thérèse, and Judy Ledgerwood.
May 18, 2011
ART & APOCALYPSE
by Eleanor Heartney

A brief survey of apocalyptic imagery in art, from Henry Darger to Keith Haring and Matthew Ritchie.
May 17, 2011
An Interview with
Ashley Bickerton
EDEN'S ANTI-HERO
by Emily Nathan

A probing conversation with the Bali-based artist Ashley Bickerton, in town for his new exhibition at Lehmann Maupin.
May 17, 2011
ALL THE FISH IN THE SEA
by Tony Fitzpatrick

Tony Fitzpatrick's homage to Tokyo's Tsukiji Fish Market, the largest in the world.
May 16, 2011
Jasper Johns
JOHNUMENTS
by Charlie Finch

Sexy new copper, silver and aluminum sculptures by Jasper Johns at Matthew Marks Gallery.
May 13, 2011
Acquavella Gallery
TWO DEGREES OF DAMIAN LOEB
by Charlie Finch

A lively market for the artist's dark paintings of his naked wife
May 12, 2011
ARCHITECTURE KILLED THE FOLK ART MUSEUM
by Jerry Saltz

The Museum of Modern Art pays off the $32 million American Folk Art Museum debt -- and gets the building.
May 11, 2011
Getty Trust
CUI CUNO?
by Charlie Finch

What does it mean that James Cuno is named president of the Getty Trust in Los Angeles.
May 9, 2011
Ben Grasso
DOOMSDAY PREACHER
by Donald Kuspit

The wonders of painter Ben Grasso's uninhabitable wooden houses at Thierry Goldberg Projects.
May 6, 2011
GO ASK ALŸS
by Charlie Finch

See Francis Alÿs steal creative tropes from just about anyone in his new show at the Museum of Modern Art.
May 5, 2011
The Cone Collection
HARVEST OF SOUVENIRS
by Michèle C. Cone

Collectibles and ephemera, plus some great artworks, in "The Cone Sisters" at the Jewish Museum.
May 4, 2011
Picasso at Gagosian
THE RUTTING BULL
by Jerry Saltz

An exhibition devoted to Picasso and a mistress-muse is soaked in sex.
May 4, 2011
Chris Marker
STOP STARING
by Joe Fyfe

In a two-gallery show, the 90-year-old French photographer contemplates women's "built in grain of indestructibility."
May 4, 2011
Willem de Kooning
THE WINDOW WASHER
by Charlie Finch

Willem de Kooning, re-presented, macho, playful, at Pace Gallery in New York.
May 3, 2011
Black Sheep
MY MISSPENT YOUTH
by Tony Fitzpatrick

Caddying, foul-mouthed golfers and how much he learned from his misspent youth.
April
Apr. 29, 2011
David Salle
DON'T UNDERSTAND ME TOO QUICKLY
by Emily Nathan

An interview with painter David Salle on the eve of his new exhibition at Mary Boone Gallery in Chelsea.
Apr. 29, 2011
Jean Forgotten
THE PROPHET BAUDRILLARD
by Charlie Finch

Jean Baudrillard, dead and all but forgotten by advanced culture.
Apr. 27, 2011
Briceño & Lóránt
SAVE THE FOREST, SAVE THE PEOPLE
by Donald Kuspit

At the Gabarron Foundation in Manhattan, photographers Antonio Briceño and Attila Lorant work to save indigenous cultures.
Apr. 26, 2011
Katy Grannan
DESOLATION ROW
by Jerry Saltz

In a two-part exhibition at New York's Salon 94, photographer Katy Grannan lets her subjects direct her -- and they often reveal far more than they expect.
Apr. 25, 2011
GRAFFITI: THE NOBLEST ART
by Charlie Finch

The Daily News and the rest of New York should be celebrating graffiti artists.
Apr. 22, 2011
Noble or Nibble?
LAST TRAIN TO DULLSVILLE
by Charlie Finch

Looking at tombstones, thinking it’s the sky, with James Siena and Thornton Willis (and Frankenthaler and Pousette-Dart).
Apr. 18, 2011
Raghu Rai
THE DRAMA OF INDIA
by Donald Kuspit

The luminous contrast of old and new in photographs by Raghu Rai at New York’s Aicon Gallery.
Apr. 18, 2011
Art & Politics
HOW TO DESTROY THE CHICOMS
by Charlie Finch

Can the West pull off a boycott of China? A call to arms on behalf of Ai Weiwei.
Apr. 14, 2011
Friedrich Schröder-Sonnenstern
THE SNAKE SEDUCTION
by N.F. Karlins

Now in its 14th edition, the fair for deco arts and design gets a total facelift.
Apr. 13, 2011
Gallery at the Louvre
MORSE CODE
by Charlie Finch

Yale historian David McCullough on the secrets of Samuel F.B. Morse’s masterpiece, Gallery at the Louvre.
Apr. 13, 2011
Ai Weiwei
I FOR AN AI
by Bozidar Brazda

Considering what is happening to Ai Weiwei.
Apr. 12, 2011
Rest in Peace
JOHN MCCRACKEN, 1934-2011
by Jerry Saltz

Good-bye to a great space cowboy, a master of brilliantly colored, exquisitely smooth Minimalist forms.
Apr. 8, 2011
RED STAR FOR THE DAUGHTERS OF JUAREZ
by Tony Fitzpatrick

Chilean novelist Roberto Bolaño, his unfinished masterpiece 2666, and the unsolved murders of the women of Juarez.
Apr. 7, 2011
New Art
A DAY AT THE RACES
by Charlie Finch

Meghan Boody, Linda Yablonsky, Ryan Oakes, Jerry Davis, Edward Winkleman, Jimbo Blachly, Kika Karadi and the Williamsburg Bridge.
Apr. 6, 2011
Unpainted Paintings
AFTER THE DRIPS
by Jerry Saltz

Once Jackson Pollock exploded painting, anything from petals to pee could wind up on a gallery wall.
Apr. 4, 2011
Kenneth Noland
ESCAPE FROM MEANING
by Charlie Finch

The classic Noland paintings at Mitchell-Innes & Nash are sublime.
Apr. 4, 2011
ASK AN ART CRITIC
by Jerry Saltz

Rudolf Stingel at Gagosian Gallery, snobby gallerinas and a guide to the Lower East Side gallery scene.
March
Mar. 31, 2011
Talking with Bice Curriger
VENI, VIDI, VICI, VENICE:
An Inside Look at the Venice Biennale
by Barbara Pollack

"I'm not doing a show about light bulbs," says Bice Curriger about her show "ILLUMInations" at the Venice Bennale.
Mar. 30, 2011
James Grashow:
CARDBOARD BERNINI
by Donald Kuspit

James Grashow's "Corrugated Fountain," designed for obsolescence (like all art in the modern world?), at Allan Stone Gallery.
Mar. 30, 2011
R.I.P. George Tooker:
THE ONE PAINTING SYNDROME
by Charlie Finch

Charlie Finch bids adieu to the late George Tooker, painter of modern urban alienation, and revisits his most iconic work.
Mar. 29, 2011
Looking for T. Rex:
JURASSIC POLSKY
by Charlie Finch

Andy Warhol expert Richard Polsky pens Boneheads: My Search for T. Rex.
Mar. 29, 2011
Ceramics et al.:
CRITICAL CONSCIOUSNESS OF THE ARTS
by Donald Kuspit

The Zeitgeist haunts us, and makes the work of art haunting, and convincing.
Mar. 28, 2011
BIRD FOR THE DAUGHTERS OF JUAREZ
by Tony Fitzpatrick

Chilean novelist Roberto Bolaño, his unfinished masterpiece 2666, and the unsolved murders of the women of Juarez.
Mar. 28, 2011
Art & Money:
UMBILICAL CORD OF GOLD
by Eleanor Heartney

What is the social responsibility of the art critic, and other players in a deeply conflicted art world?
Mar. 25, 2011
Art Market Watch:
ARTWORK AS AN UNCORRELATED ASSET
by Daniel Grant

Artwork appears to take political unrest and market volatility in stride.
Mar. 24, 2011
Elizabeth Taylor:
ANDY'S PORTRAITS
OF LIZ

by Jerry Saltz

Tragic sexuality and feminine power in Andy Warhol's portraits of Elizabeth Taylor.
Mar. 22, 2011
Relational Esthetics:
THANKS FOR THE RIDE, GAVIN!
by Jerry Saltz

How a joyride in Gavin Brown’s Volvo Became Art.
Mar. 21, 2011
Richard Prince:
SLIPPERY SLOPE
by Charlie Finch

Appropriation artist Richard Prince loses his "fair use" copyright case over his "Canal Zone" Rastafarian works.
Mar. 18, 2011
Bye Bye Kitty:
NO SPACE BETWEEN CHAOS AND BEAUTY
by Charlie Finch

At Japan Society, the notion that we might "demolish" old ideas about Japanese art comes a little too close to current reality.
Mar. 16, 2011
ADVENTURES IN RADIATION
by Charlie Finch

MRI machines, A-bomb tests and the threat of nuclear energy.
Mar. 15, 2011
ASK AN ART CRITIC
by Jerry Saltz

Critic Jerry Saltz on art fairs, Rirkrit Tiravanija, and the advisability of traveling to Boston (don't do it).
Mar. 14, 2011
FUN WITH LEO
by Charlie Finch

RIP Leo Steinberg, 1920-2011, the greatest art historian of his generation.
Mar. 14, 2011
STAR FOR MY BLACK IRISH HEART
by Tony Fitzpatrick

For Saint Patrick’s Day, a word on the notion that the Irish are a happy-go-lucky bunch.
Mar. 10, 2011
Meghan Boody:
13 WAYS OF LOOKING AT A BOODY
by Charlie Finch

Artist Meghan Boody and her eternally girly-girly fantasy world of photos, sculptures and things under glass.
Mar. 8, 2011
DEPARTURE
by Charlie Finch

We say goodbye to MoMA PS1 stalwart Tony Guerrero.
Mar. 7, 2011
JOHNNY’S TOO LONG AT THE FAIR
by Peter Plagens

Thoughties from Pulse New York and the Armory Show 2011.
Mar. 7, 2011
ASK AN ART CRITIC
by Jerry Saltz

The worst show of the year -- Francesco Vezzoli at Gagosian Gallery -- plus Paul Cézanne and the question of marathon art viewing.
Mar. 4, 2011
IT’S BECAUSE YOU’RE DYING
by Patrick Painter

A story about the art market, and the late Felix Gonzalez-Torres, via an essay from A Hedonist's Guide to Art (Hg2), the new anthology edited by Laura K. Jones.
Mar. 4, 2011
The Verge Art Fair:
THE CASE FOR ART BROOKLYN
by Tony Fitzpatrick

Artist and Chicago muse Tony Fitzpatrick -- now a gallery director -- participates in Verge Art Brooklyn.
Mar. 2, 2011
SOCIAL MEDIA
IS OLD AGE

by Charlie Finch

Twitter, Facebook, Gawker, Huffpo, they all turn long-term living into the passing moments of old age.
February
Feb. 28, 2011
Paul Cézanne:
THREE OF A KIND
by Jerry Saltz

Jerry Saltz on Cézanne's revolutionary paintings of humble card players, and how they mark a turning-point in modern art.
Feb. 25, 2011
Chinese Bronzes:
DING AND ZUN
by N.F. Karlins

At the China Institute, treasures of Yangzi River culture from the Bronze Age.
Feb. 25, 2011
Laurie Simmons:
MY DAUGHTER
THE SEX DOLL

by Walter Robinson

The maternal instinct in Laurie Simmons’ photographs of “The Love Doll” at Salon 94.
Feb. 25, 2011
COAL MINER'S DAUGHTER
by Charlie Finch

Janet Biggs takes us miles underground with an Arctic coal miner for Part Three of her “Arctic Trilogy”
Feb. 24, 2011
Pollock's Mural:
A CLEAR CHOICE?
by Donald Kuspit

Go ahead and sell Jackson Pollock's $150-million Mural and use the proceeds for a scholarship fund.
Feb. 23, 2011
AGAINST ART FAIRS
by Charlie Finch

The art-factory system flourishes while real art ends up in the sewer.
Feb. 18, 2011
STAR FOR THE YELLOW CAB
by Tony Fitzpatrick

As Chicago voters go to the polls to elect their new mayor, a meditation on Mayors Daley, father and son.
Feb. 18, 2011
Christian Marclay: THE BEST MOVIE IN NEW YORK
by Jerry Saltz

Christian Marclay's "The Clock" at Paula Cooper Gallery is an ecstatic love letter to the movies.
Feb. 18, 2011
HAMMONS' HEFTY BAG
by Charlie Finch

David Hammons at L&M Arts, is he turning to painting?
Feb. 14, 2011
ASK AN ART CRITIC
by Jerry Saltz

All about George Condo, online art fairs, and what abstraction really is.
Feb. 14, 2011
BAD NEWS AT THE MET
by Charlie Finch

Thomas Campbell wants to overload the unwitting museum visitor with useless information.
Feb. 10, 2011
IS PICASSO NECESSARY?
by Charlie Finch

Do we still need to look at Pablo Picasso? Do we need to look at anyone else?
Feb. 10, 2011
STAR FOR THE ETERNAL CITY
by Tony Fitzpatrick

Small kindnesses hold together a big city of many tribes.
Feb. 9, 2011
SECRETS OF SUCCESS
by Donald Kuspit

Paradoxes and problems of the reproduction and commodification of art in the age of the capitalist spectacle.
Feb. 8, 2011
THE GAY PLACE
by Charlie Finch

Remembering William Brammer’s great political novel, The Gay Place.
Feb. 4, 2011
DIARY OF AN ART STAR
by Reverend Jen

Out at the Kitchen with CoonBidness, Quincy Troupe, Paula Thompson Henderson and Vivien Goldman, and Esopus magazine.
Feb. 3, 2011
ROCCO MUST GO
by Charlie Finch

Broadway mega-producer Rocco Landesman is selling out his constituency at the National Endowment for the Arts.
Feb. 1, 2011
Carlos the Jackal: GLUTTON FOR PUNISHMENT
by Charlie Finch

The terrorist revolutionary as a sexist puppet in Olivier Assayas’ five-hour-long miniseries Carlos.
Feb. 1, 2011
MOST THINGS CONSIDERED
by Tony Fitzpatrick

Exploding heads, anti-criticism, talk-show quacks and other musings about a decade in radio.
January
Jan. 31, 2011
IT LOOKED LIKE A LOAD OF RUBBISH TO ME
by Barry Miles

Yoko Ono, John Lennon, the Indica Gallery and more, via an essay from A Hedonist’s Guide to Art (Hg2), the new anthology edited by Laura K. Jones.
Jan. 31, 2011
Christian Marclay: ONE FOR THE AGES
by Jerry Saltz

Christian Marclay’s The Clock, a 24-hour-montage of movie moments.
Jan. 31, 2011
Mike Kelley: SUPERMAN’S HAREM
by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp

Superman, Krypton and a harem of fetching females in Mike Kelley’s new installation at Gagosian Gallery.
Jan. 27, 2011
WHO IS THE WORST ARTIST?
by Charlie Finch

A contest in male infantilism between Joe Bradley, Dan Colen and Rob Pruitt.
Jan. 27, 2011
GOODBYE, DEAR DENNIS
by Jerry Saltz

Jerry Saltz bids adieu to the late Dennis Oppenheim and revisits his artistic legacy.
Jan. 27, 2011
THE VIP ART FAIR:
INTERNET DATING?

by Kenny Schachter

A London art dealer -- now specializing in Impressionists and moderns -- takes a look at the cyber-art-fair.
Jan. 25, 2011
BRUSH WITH CENSORSHIP
by Barbara Pollack

How the Chinese government destroyed a work by photographer Wang Qingsong.
Jan. 24, 2011
WYNN’S GENIUS
by Charlie Finch

"Drawn / Taped / Burned," a show of abstract works on paper from the collection of Wynn Kramarsky.
Jan. 22, 2011
DENNIS THE MENACE
by Charlie Finch

Remembering Dennis Oppenheim, 1938-2011, the pioneering New York conceptual artist and allegorical sculptor.
Jan. 21, 2011
BEEN TOO LONG AT THE FAIR
by Charlie Finch

Considering the new cyberspace VIP Art Fair.
Jan. 20, 2011
SADISTIC STUPIDITY: JOHN BALDESSARI’S PSEUDO-ART
by Donald Kuspit

Is erasing or effacing an image creative work?
Jan. 20, 2011
THE GREATEST WORK OF ART
by Jerry Saltz

What is the greatest New York work of art -- an Alfred Stieglitz? A Jackson Pollock? A Jacob Lawrence? No, you won’t find it on a wall.
Jan. 18, 2011
THE DON
by Charlie Finch

Rediscovering the 1960s Finish Fetish works of artist Don Dudley.
Jan. 14, 2011
SYMPATHY FOR THE DEVIL
by Charlie Finch

Violence and hypocrisy in the Tucson shooting debate.
Jan. 14, 2011
STAR FOR TUCSON
by Tony Fitzpatrick

The Tea Party, the Tucson shooting and the discourse of fear and hate in Arizona.
Jan. 12, 2011
SNOW BLIND
by Charlie Finch

Face the rigors of winter snow with help from Wyeth, Wilke, Ryman and Bearden.
Jan. 10, 2010
JOHN WILKES BOOTH, ARTIST?
by Charlie Finch

A new book on Lincoln’s assassin, inspired by an idea by Sinclair Lewis, imagines Booth as a western artist.
Jan. 7, 2011
BIG MACK ATTACK
by Walter Robinson

America, say hello to 79-year-old German art pioneer Heinz Mack.
Jan. 6, 2011
SCHEHERAZADE
by Charlie Finch

A few thoughts on the appointment of Lindsay Pollock as editor of Art in America magazine.
Jan. 3, 2011
WIZARD IN THE BLIZZARD
by Charlie Finch

Some predictions for 2011.
Jan. 3, 2011
I KNOW WHAT I HATE (AN EXCURSUS)
by Will Self

An essay from A Hedonist’s Guide to Art (Hg2), the new anthology edited by London art writer Laura K. Jones.
December
Dec. 28, 2010
TINY TOP TEN
by Charlie Finch

In a baleful year, a few things to be thankful for.
Dec. 29, 2010
STAR FOR WESTERN AVENUE
by Tony Fitzpatrick

An ode to Chicago’s working-class, transport center, the longest continuous avenue in town.
Dec. 28, 2010
DROLL ABSTRACTION
by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp

The Postminimalist Minimalism of the late German Pop abstractionist Blinky Palermo.
Dec. 28, 2010
THE ART OF FINE DINING
by Daniel Grant

Making haute cuisine part of the museum experience.
Dec. 27, 2010
ALTER EGON
by Elisabeth Kley

John Kelly’s performance biography of Egon Schiele.
Dec. 27, 2010
A BEACON FOR ART
by Charlie Finch

Remembering art collector and museum founder Roy Neuberger, 1903-2010.
Dec. 22, 2010
ASK AN ART CRITIC
by Jerry Saltz

Questions about bad art, good biographies and the David Wojnarowicz censorship fight.
Dec. 22, 2010
KLEEMATION
by Charlie Finch

Singing the praises of an undervalued 20th-century master.
Dec. 20, 2010
SILENT MOVIE
by Charlie Finch

At MoMA, Andy Warhol’s Eat, Sleep, Blow Job, Kiss and other films are no more than magnificent paintings.
Dec. 20, 2010
CHASTIZED BY THE NUCLEAR TAN OF JOHN BOEHNER
by Pedro Vélez

Curatorial politics, or lack of same, in the David Wojnarowicz censorship controversy.
Dec. 17, 2010
THE FLOWERS OF ROMANCE
by Charlie Finch

Boston painter Donald Shambroom and memories of art talks past.
Dec. 17, 2010
THE YEAR IN ART
by Jerry Saltz

A look back at the top ten art exhibitions in New York during 2010.
Dec. 16, 2010
THE YEAR OF THE QUILT
by N.F. Karlins

The American Folk Art Museum celebrates the most American of art forms.
Dec. 16, 2010
OFF WITH THEIR HEADS!
by Charlie Finch

Taking a contrarian view of the works of Alice Neel in part 6 of a serial book review.
Dec. 16, 2010
STAR FOR A RED BIRD
by Tony Fitzpatrick

Making time for a few "stars," and for the new FireCat gallery.
Dec. 15, 2010
BODY AWARENESS
by Elisabeth Kley

The wild self-portraits of Austrian painter Maria Lassnig.
Dec. 14, 2010
PINCHUK UPCHUCK
by Charlie Finch

A few words about the Victor Pinchuk’s $100,000 Future Generation Art Prize.
Dec. 13, 2010
QUEEN OF HEARTS
by Charlie Finch

Alice Neel is the life of the party: part 4 of a serial review.
Dec. 13, 2010
ASK AN ART CRITIC
by Jerry Saltz

Questions about Anselm Kiefer, and what's killing MoMA.
Dec. 13, 2010
JUDITH GODWIN: NOW WE’RE READY
by Walter Robinson

The triumphant reappearance of the Greenwich Village painter Judith Godwin.
Dec. 10, 2010
SOKARI DOUGLAS CAMP
TOUGH AS STEEL

by Donald Kuspit

Sokari Douglas Camp’s African figural sculptures at Stux Gallery.
Dec. 10, 2010
THE RED QUEEN
by Charlie Finch

Alice Neel in the 1930s: part 3 of a serial review.
Dec. 9, 2010
JOHNNY, WE HARDLY KNEW YE
by Charlie Finch

Socialite and African photography collection Jean Pigozzi breaks out his own paparazzi snaps.
Dec. 8, 2010
DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE
by Charlie Finch

Reading Phoebe Hoban’s new Alice Neel bio (part two).
Dec. 7, 2010
CONSIDERING THE IMAGE
by Mary Barone

An Interview with Miranda Lichtenstein.
Dec. 7, 2010
PLAYING IT STRAIGHT
by Jerry Saltz

MoMA’s "On Line" celebrates but doesn’t liberate its subject.
Dec. 7, 2010
THE WINTER TIGER
by Tony Fitzpatrick

A special kind of public art for Chicago. Plus, a moth of ferocious poetry.
Dec. 1, 2010
Brobdingnagian BIJOUX
by Elisabeth Kley

Anselm Kiefer’s "Next Year in Jerusalem."
Dec. 1, 2010
THE OPERATOR
by Charlie Finch

Remembering Ted Kheel, 1914-2010.
November
Nov. 30, 2010
ASK AN ART CRITIC
by Jerry Saltz

On MoMA’s women, auction madness and George W. Bush’s official portrait.
Nov. 30, 2010
The Messenger
by Tony Fitzpatrick

Politics and peace in Istabul and Chicago.
Nov. 24, 2010
MOOD OF MONEY
by Donald Kuspit

Ben Aronson’s Wall Street traders are stalked by death.
Nov. 24, 2010
KITSCHY KITSCHY CURRIN
by Charlie Finch

John Currin has landed in a silky bog.
Nov. 23, 2010
BODY HEAT
by Ilka Skobie

Ugo Rondinone’s "nudes."
Nov. 23, 2010
ABSTRACTING ABSTRACTION
by Charlie Finch

Lee Krasner, Keltie Ferris, Odili Donald Odita, Liz Markus and Christopher H. Ho.
Nov. 23, 2010
GOLDEN KHAN
by N.F. Karlins

"The World of Khubilai Khan" at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Nov. 22, 2010
COLEMAN’S ODDITORIUM
by Carlo McCormick

Joe Coleman "AutoPortrait" at Dickinson New York
Nov. 22, 2010
The New Naturalism
by Donald Kuspit

Mia Brownell and Derrick Guild paintings of a demystified nature.
Nov. 19, 2010
PERVERSE BEAUTY
An interview with John Currin by David Coggins

The savvy and sometimes-controversial painter talks about his new work.
Nov. 19, 2010
ASK AN ART CRITIC
by Jerry Saltz

On conflict of interest, being shy and the New Museum.
Nov. 18, 2010
MoMA AT ITS VERY BEST
by Charlie Finch

Paula Hayes, Pop art, Romare Bearden and "OnLine."
Nov. 17, 2010
THE OLD IS NEW AGAIN
by Jerry Saltz

Paintings you can’t miss at MoMA’s historic Abstract Expressionism show.
Nov. 15, 2010
TIME AND TIME AGAIN
by Charlie Finch

The dollar sign as art history’s death grin.
Nov. 12, 2010
AI AI AI
by Charlie Finch

The West -- including the art world -- should stand for human rights in China
Nov. 10, 2010
RICHTUS INTERRUPTUS
by Charlie Finch

Gerhard Richter, Deitch Projects, Leslie-Lohman and random abstraction in lower SoHo
Nov. 9, 2010
ASK AN ART CRITIC
by Jerry Saltz

On MoMA’s sucky layout, dealer spiel, and what not to say to a critic
Nov. 8, 2010
IN SEARCH OF BAD PAINTING
by Charlie Finch

Paul Thek, John Dubrow and Jasper Cropsey at the Newington-Cropsey Foundation.
Nov. 5, 2010
THE NOVEMBER MOTH
by Tony Fitzpatrick

Moths, Prospect.1 New Orleans and what it is to be an artist.
Nov. 4, 2010
Nov. 3, 2010
THE PHALLIC WOMAN
by Donald Kuspit

Conflict and fragmentation in Louise Bourgeois’ depiction of the female body.
Nov. 2, 2010
THE RIPPLE EFFECT
by Charlie Finch

Catching the drift with Matt Magee’s abstractions.
Nov. 2, 2010
ASK AN ART CRITIC
by Jerry Saltz

Bad art dealers, big spaces in the U.S., and managing a critic’s schedule.
October
Oct. 30, 2010
THE BEST BOB
by Charlie Finch

Larry Gagosian presents "Robert Rauschenberg."
Oct. 29, 2010
LIGHTS OUT
by Charlie Finch

Jim Campbell’s "2,000 Lights" in Madison Square Park in Manhattan.
Oct. 26, 2010
ASK AN ART CRITIC
by Jerry Saltz

Jerry Saltz’s "Ask an Art Critic": On the "Power 100," Frieze, and Ai Weiwei’s toxic cloud.
Oct. 25, 2010
ELEVENTH AVENUE RAMBLE
by Charlie Finch

Keith Mayerson, Joy Garnett, Nam June Paik and Debora Warner.
Oct. 21, 2010
SALOMON'S CHOICE
by Charlie Finch

"Plank Road" at Salomon Contemporary in New York’s Chelsea art district.
Oct. 20, 2010
WHAT’S SO CLASSY ABOUT MODERN CLASSICISM
by Donald Kuspit

"Chaos and Classicism: Art in France, Italy and Germany, 1918-1936" at the Guggenheim Museum.
Oct. 18, 2010
DEFENDING KOONS
by Charlie Finch

About Jeff Koons, Cicciolina and "Made in Heaven" at Luxembourg & Dayan.
Oct. 15, 2010
SECRETS OF THE MEXICAN SUITCASE
by Michèle C. Cone

Long-lost images of the Spanish Civil War come to light at the International Center for Photography.
Oct. 15, 2010
WHERE’S THE BABY?
by Charlie Finch

Text is art for James Frey, and his collectors.
Oct. 12, 2010
THIN-SLICING REALITY
by Donald Kuspit

Photography is the pre-eminent art of the age of the unconscious.
Oct. 13, 2010
THE BROADWAY BEAST
by Tony Fitzpatrick

On Halloween you can let your animal self off the leash.
Oct. 12, 2010
WHERE’S THE BALL
by Charlie Finch

Fresh air, open fields, and paintings by Isca Greenfield-Sanders.
Oct. 12, 2010
ASK AN ART CRITIC
by Jerry Saltz

Questions about bad galleries, dirty looks and good alternatives.
Oct. 7, 2010
A LITTLE MADNESS GOES A LONG CREATIVE WAY
by Donald Kuspit

A new look at Franz Xaver Messerschmidt’s emotional crisis and the portrait busts that resulted.
Oct. 7, 2010
KASSASSTROPHIES
by Charlie Finch

Kassaganda re Kassdom for Deborah Kass at Paul Kasmin.
Oct. 5, 2010
HANDS UP
by Charlie Finch

Zen master Hakuin and the sound of one hand.
Oct. 4, 2010
ASK AN ART CRITIC
by Jerry Saltz

A new feature: Critic Jerry Saltz answers his reader’s questions on elitism, careerism and cronyism.
September
Sept. 30, 2010
PINK LADY
by Tony Fitzpatrick

An excerpt from the artist’s upcoming book This Train.
Sept. 29, 2010
ART MOSCOW 2010
by Matthew Bown

Sadly, the Russian capital’s art fair lives a marginal and precarious existence.
Sept. 29, 2010
THE GREAT REGRESSION
by Jerry Saltz

Dan Colen is making 2007 art in 2010.
Sept. 28, 2010
ROCCO LANDESMAN DISAPPEARS
by Charlie Finch

What happened to our new federal arts champion?
Sept. 28, 2010
SCULPTURE AS NARRATIVE
by Simon Todd

An interview with English sculptor Nick Hornby.
Sept. 23, 2010
FIVE SEXY ARTWORKS
by Jerry Saltz

Selected from the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Sept. 23, 2010
CANNERY ROW
by Tony Fitzpatrick

John Steinbeck and the promise of a great nation.
Sept. 22, 2010
THE VERMEER OF CHILE
by Charlie Finch

Chilean video artist Gianfranco Foschino captures visual joy in poverty.
Sept. 22, 2010
JUDGE JERRY
by Jerry Saltz

How the reality show Work of Art changed me as a critic, for bad and for good.
Sept. 17, 2010
THE EXTRAORDINARY JILL
by Charlie Finch

RIP Jill Johnston, 1929-2010.
Sept. 17, 2010
PLAY TIME
by Charlie Finch

Rob Pruitt at GBE and Maccarone galleries, and Gene Beery at Algus Greenspon.
Sept. 17, 2010
DIARY OF AN ART STAR
by Reverend Jen

Rosie Rebel, Cody Critcheloe, Peggy Noland, and cow as the new black.
Sept. 15, 2010
BLUES FOR JUMBO CUMMINGS
by Tony Fitzpatrick

About a hard-luck boxer who came close to greatness.
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.
Sept. 9, 2010
WHERE ARE THE MYTHS OF TOMORROW?
by Charlie Finch

Brigid Berlin’s photos of the young artists of yesteryear.
Sept. 9, 2010
PAPERWEIGHTS
by Nazy Nazhand

Perusing "The Bidoun Library Project" at the New Museum: physical books as concept.
Sept. 8, 2010
MARJA BLUES
by Steve Mumford

Combat Outposts Coutu & Yazzie, Helmand Province, late June.
Sept. 7, 2010
THE STAR FISH
by Tony Fitzpatrick

An aquatic superhero for the oil-drenched future.
Sept. 7, 2010
THE AIR-CONDITIONED SMILE
by Charlie Finch

The badass tableaux of Carol Bove.
Sept. 1, 2010
BEATING HEART NEW ORLEANS
by Ben Davis

Dan Cameron on art in New Orleans after the Gulf oil spill.
August
Aug. 27, 2010
VIDEODRONE
by Kathrin Becker

An interview with German video artist Gabriele Stellbaum.
Aug. 27, 2010
THE SOUL REBEL
by Tony Fitzpatrick

Number one in a new series, "Superheroes."
Aug. 25, 2010
VOYEURISM, EXPOSED
by Vicki Goldberg

The camera as peeper in "Exposed: Voyeurism, Surveillance, and the Camera since 1870."
Aug. 20, 2010
A BLIND MAN LOOKS AT 'WORK OF ART'
by Charlie Finch

Nothing good can come of turning art into just another crappy relay race.
Aug. 19, 2010
MY FAVORITE FIFTY
by Charlie Finch

Rising to the challenge to name 50 personal favorite paintings.
Aug. 17, 2010
A Visit to Kabul’s National Gallery
by Steve Mumford

Exploring Afghanistan’s painting heritage.
Aug. 13, 2010
Work of Art
by Walter Robinson

"Art as life," or just "reality TV?"
Aug. 12, 2010
LIFE BREAKS THROUGH
by Jerry Saltz

Am I allowed to say that the last episode of Work of Art made me feel glad all over?
Aug. 10, 2010
WAS LATE ANDY ANY GOOD?
by Charlie Finch

"Andy Warhol: The Last Decade" at the Brooklyn Museum.
Aug. 9, 2010
A GRAND TOUR
by Jerry Saltz

My favorite paintings in New York, in no particular order.
Aug. 5, 2010
JUICING PHILLIPS DE PURY
by Charlie Finch

A modest proposal for Phillips de Pury & Co.
Aug. 5, 2010
HOCKNEY AND MATISSE
by Charlie Finch

Artist and model, authority and enthrallment.
Aug. 5, 2010
A NOTE ON LATE RENOIR
by Donald Kuspit

The emotional realism behind Impressionism’s utopian naturalism.
Aug. 3, 2010
MATISSE AND MEMORY
by Charlie Finch

Looking forward to looking back.
Aug. 2, 2010
MAXXIPAD
by Walter Robinson

MAXXI, Romes Museo Nazionale delle Arti del XXI Secolo.
July
July 30, 2010
HOW DEEP IS HER OCEAN?
by Charlie Finch

Matisse’s androgynous Blue Nude of 1907.
July 27, 2010
BONELESS
by Charlie Finch

What Robertson Davies’ novel What’s Bred in the Bone says about art, and life.
July 23, 2010
YANGTZE YENTA
by Charlie Finch

Barbara Pollack’s The Wild, Wild East: An American Art Critic's Adventures in China.
July 22, 2010
BLUNT INSTRUMENT
by Charlie Finch

Miranda Carter’s Anthony Blunt: His Lives offers a picture of a world where art mattered.
July 21, 2010
FIRST STEPS
by Michèle C. Cone

Leo Castelli’s first steps in the art world: a "Surrealist" event in Paris in ’39.
July 20, 2010
KINETIC ENVIRONMENT
by Steve Mumford

An artist on patrol with Marines in Marja, Afghanistan.
July 20, 2010
AFAM’S CURATOR PROBLEM
by Jerry Saltz

What to do about the American Folk Art Museum?
July 19, 2010
THE MISSING MATISSE
by Charlie Finch

The echoes of Henri Matisse’s great painting, The Conversation.
July 15, 2010
DIARY OF AN ART STAR
by Reverend Jen

Reverend Jen explores the London art scene.
July 14, 2010
DOWN BY THE RIVER
by Charlie Finch

Contemplating the influence of Matisse’s Bathers by the River.
July 12, 2010
HOPPER’S BIG SHOW
by Tiff Chalmers

"Dennis Hopper Double Standard" opens at Los Angeles MOCA.
July 9, 2010
PURVIS YOUNG: SOCIAL EXPRESSIONIST
by Donald Kuspit

Dramatically direct and emotionally honest, Young’s paintings are tears in the social fabric.
July 9, 2010
THE VIOLENT WORLD OF GLENN LOWRY
by Charlie Finch

The MoMA director gives a "Tim Burtonesque" overview of his museum.
July 8, 2010
OLD MASTER PARTY
by Paul Jeromack

Forget about Turner & the Getty, the real fun belongs to Frans Francken.
July 7, 2010
MR. CLEAN
by Charlie Finch

Time to restate Mike Bidlo’s series of "Not Picassos."
July 6, 2010
PORTER’S PEOPLE
by N.F. Karlins

Thoughtful, humble, melancholy, Fairfield Porter found intimacy in his works.
July 1, 2010
MOMA’S GRAY MATTERS
by Charlie Finch

A new installation from the collection at the Museum of Modern Art.
June
June 30, 2010
WILL DEFLATION HIT THE ART MARKET?
by Charlie Finch

The megarich may halt their buying.
June 29, 2010
CRY BABY CRY
by Carlo McCormick

Wailing, in more ways than one, with painter Sally Webster.
June 28, 2010
LONE WOLF
by Ilka Skobie

An interview with Jim Dine.
June 25, 2010
WHEN THE FAMILIAR BECOMES ALIEN
by Charlie Finch

On Rafael Ferrer and Charles Burchfield.
June 25, 2010
THE VOICE OF CHEESE
by Charlie Finch

Low culture is getting a little too low.
June 24, 2010
PAINTING THE PRESIDENT
by Daniel Grant

Inside the world of presidential portraits.
June 23, 2010
DISTRICT UNKNOWN
by Steve Mumford

Curious signs of modernity in Kabul.
June 23, 2010
WORK OF ART 2030
by Charlie Finch

Coming to you from Ice Station Robotic on Queen’s Island, Antarctica.
June 22, 2010
NOTES FROM THE UNDERGROUND
by Astrid Mania

"Glasnost: Soviet Non-Conformist Art from the 1980s."
June 21, 2010
WHITE ON WHITE
by Charlie Finch

A kayak ballet from Janet Biggs.
June 21, 2010
UNLIMITED, WITHIN LIMITS
by Gerrit Gohlke

"Art Unlimited" at Art 41 Basel.
June 16, 2010
THE DAZZLER
by Jerry Saltz

Sigmar Polke, 1941-2010.
June 15, 2010
June 15, 2010
June 14, 2010
PROFOUND OBJECTS
by Charlie Finch

Vija Celmins artful somethings spun from nothings.
June 11, 2010
Judge Jerry Recaps
by Jerry Saltz

Some thoughts from behind the scenes on Bravo’s Work of Art reality show.
June 11, 2010
POLKEPHEMERA
by Charlie Finch

RIP Sigmar Polke, 1941-2010.
June 9, 2010
PSYCHEDELIC! AT THE WHITNEY!
by Charlie Finch

Let’s get old-school at Breuer’s Big Brute this July.
June 10, 2010
MY FRIEND FLICKR
by Charlie Finch

Some final words on Marina Abramovic’s "The Artist Is Present"
June 4, 2010
The Heroic Louise Bourgeois
by Jerry Saltz

Louise Bourgeois was as filled with anger as she was with wit and incredulity.
June 4, 2010
THE ESTHETICS OF BP
by Charlie Finch

Artists must lead the fight against corporate propaganda.
June 3, 2010
WHAT MARINA WROUGHT
by Charlie Finch

The enduring effects of Marina Abramovic’s The Artist Is Present.
June 2, 2010
DIARY OF AN ART STAR
by Reverend Jen

The census elf, the robots of the Lower East Side, and "I Need Your Skull" at MF Gallery.
June 2, 2010
BOURGEOISIE
by Charlie Finch

Louise Bourgeois was not much of an artist, but she was a helluva lot of fun.
June 1, 2010
ONE FOR THE HOPPER
by Charlie Finch
Dennis Hopper, 1936-2010.
June 1, 2010
In the End, It Was All About You
by Jerry Saltz

How "Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present" turned the viewer into the viewed.
May
May 28, 2010
SUMMING UP THE SEASON
by Charlie Finch

The foibles and fashions of the 2009-2010 school year.
May 25, 2010
THE CASE OF THEODOROS STAMOS
by Daniel Grant

Is the art market ready to forgive?
May 25, 2010
DUST TO DUST
by Matthew Bown

What we pay for art, what it means, and where that value comes from.
May 24, 2010
NOT JUST PRETTY GARDENS
by Jerry Saltz

The untamed beauty of Monet’s last paintings.
May 21, 2010
WHEN WILL ART TRULY CROSS OVER?
by Charlie Finch

Mad Ave drains the truth from Felix Gonzalez-Torres.
May 19, 2010
RADICAL NATURE
by Alexandra Anderson-Spivy

"Claude Monet: Late Work" shows the artist at his most lyrical.
May 17, 2010
IN THE MIRROR OF THE PAST
by Donald Kuspit

Daniel Ludwig and the "great machine" of romantic literary painting.
May 17, 2010
NOT A CAMP CLASSIC
by Charlie Finch

Uncovering Justine and the Boys, Colette’s forgotten cult film from the late 1970s.
May 14, 2010
AUCTION ECONOMICS
by Charlie Finch

Painting the tape, baskets of art, auction choreography and other market mechanics.
May 13, 2010
FAILING UPWARDS
by Charlie Finch

The ass-backwards road to success.
May 12, 2010
ROBERT GOFF REINVENTS HIMSELF
by Charlie Finch

The knicknack school of painting, from a New York art dealer.
May 11, 2010
THE ULTIMATE METAPHOR
by Charlie Finch

Doug and Mike Starn’s Big Bambú as the all pervasive net of nature and culture.
May 10, 2010
HIM AND HER
by Charlie Finch

Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s real legacy for public art.
May 10, 2010
THE PICASSOS FROM THE BASEMENT
by Jerry Saltz

The Met’s enormous show of its own collection is short on Cubism -- which may be a blessing.
May 7, 2010
CAN DEACCESSIONING STRENGTHEN THE MARKET?
by Charlie Finch

The defibrillations of the auction business.
May 6, 2010
REMEMBERING JEANNE-CLAUDE
by Michèle C. Cone

Publicly at the Metropolitan Museum, and on a personal note.
May 6, 2010
BLIND POWER
by Charlie Finch

Some art-world blind items for May.
April
Apr. 30, 2010
MUST BAD PAINTING BE GOOD?
by Charlie Finch

The haphazard gesture beckons to the lazy collector.
Apr. 28, 2010
CAROLEE THE PAINTER
by Charlie Finch

Carolee Schneemann’s "Within and Beyond the Premises" at the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art.
Apr. 23, 2010
THE COWARDS OF THE BLOGOSPHERE
by Charlie Finch

Who’s where on the Marlene Dumas "blacklist" story.
Apr. 21, 2010
SHADES OF GRAY
by Robert G. Edelman

The familial subjects of Polish painter Wilhelm Sasnal.
Apr. 21, 2010
TILTON AT WINDMILLS
by Charlie Finch

Veteran dealer’s explosive testimony in the Marlene Dumas blacklist case.
Apr. 21, 2010
SPARE CHANGE
by Charlie Finch

Remembering Nancy Spero (1926-2009) and the work that has just begun.
Apr. 19, 2010
LET’S RECONSIDER
by Jerry Saltz

Finding something to like in the work of Marlene Dumas.
Apr. 19, 2010
STILL RAINING, STILL DREAMING
by Charlie Finch

Special for spring, the real secret of art.
Apr. 16, 2010
NAKED CAME I
by Charlie Finch

Performers find Marina Abramovic’s work just a little too touching.
Apr. 16, 2010
PLIAGE
by Joe Fyfe

The French painter Simon Hantaï (1922-2008).
Apr. 13, 2010
WORK OF ART 1946
by Charlie Finch

Orson Welles is your host, live from the St. Regis Hotel.
Apr. 9, 2010
THE SHOCK OF THE NEW
by Charlie Finch

The New Museum, the Mr. Potato Head of contemporary art museums.
Apr. 7, 2010
CLUB MOMA
by Charlie Finch

Previewing "Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Modern Century" at the Museum of Modern Art.
Apr. 7, 2010
MARINA: THE MUSICAL
by Charlie Finch

Rothko is on Broadway, why not set Abramovic to music?
Apr. 6, 2010
LESS THAN THE SUM OF ITS PARTS
by Jerry Saltz

"Skin Fruit," the New Museum’s show curated by Jeff Koons, highlights the cracks in the institution.
Apr. 6, 2010
RITUAL JADES
by N.F. Karlins

Jade funerary objects from ca. 1600-771 BCE at Throckmorton Fine Art.
March
Mar. 31, 2010
STRANGER THAN FICTION
An interview with Daniel Bozhkov by David Coggins

From Bulgarian-born New York artist Daniel Bozhkov, an absurdist approach to daunting themes.
Mar. 29, 2010
A VISIT FROM CHRISSIE
by Charlie Finch

Jet-set curating and the art of sadomasochism.
Mar. 26, 2010
HIGH COTTON
by Charlie Finch

Joe Zucker’s "Cotton Paintings" from 1976 make an impressive comeback.
Mar. 25, 2010
THE CHICANO AVANT-GARDE
by Walter Robinson

"Phantom Sightings: Art after the Chicano Movement" at el Museo del Barrio.
Mar. 24, 2010
CRITICAL DIX
by Donald Kuspit

Otto Dix was first and foremost a critic of capitalism.
Mar. 22, 2010
SENTRIES OF SECURITY
by Charlie Finch
Antony Gormley’s Event Horizon at Madison Square Park in Manhattan.
Mar. 19, 2010
MR. ED
by Charlie Finch
Ed Paschke becomes his own American icon.
Mar. 19, 2010
Enthusiast Unbound
An interview with Rosson Crow by David Coggins
A woman painter takes over some masculine territory.
Mar. 18, 2010
ONCE MORE, WITH FEELING
by James Croak
New works by Leonardo Drew possess a spirit of 1940s expressionism.
Mar. 17, 2010
REMEMBERING DIA
by Jerry Saltz
The end of an era.
Mar. 17, 2010
PERFORMANCE ART IS A BORE
by Charlie Finch
Time to shut down the genre.
Mar. 15, 2010
PLAIN TRUTHS
by N.F. Karlins
A retrospective look at the art of Grandma Moses at Galerie St. Etienne.
Mar. 12, 2010
GENITAL CONTACT
by Jerry Saltz
Visiting "Marina Abramovic: The Artist Is Present" at the Museum of Modern Art.
Mar. 12, 2010
PAPER CHASE
by Deborah Ripley
An interview with David Krut, producer of William Kentridge’s suite of 30 etchings for The Nose.
Mar. 9, 2010
AFRICA’S ALCHEMIST
by Alexandra Anderson-Spivy
El Anatsui’s metal tapestries transform dross into gold.
Mar. 11, 2010
DIARY OF AN ART STAR
by Reverend Jen
A tale of two biennials, the Whitney’s "2010" and the Bruce High Quality Foundation "Miseducation."
Mar. 11, 2010
WILLIAM POWHIDA IS MAKING FUN OF ME
by Jerry Saltz
And I love it.
Mar. 11, 2010
THE MOUNTAIN OF ART
by Charlie Finch
If you estheticize U.S. debt obligations and sell the resulting product on the art market. . .
Mar. 10, 2010
POUND FOR POUND
by Charlie Finch
Remembering Omar Shakespear Pound, putative son of poet Ezra Pound.
Mar. 9, 2010
THE OBAMA BIENNIAL
"2010" is alternatively moving and frustrating -- and a big improvement on what came before.
Mar. 9, 2010
AFRICA’S ALCHEMIS
by Alexandra Anderson-Spivy
El Anatsui’s metal tapestries transform dross into gold.
Mar. 8, 2010
MEMORIES OF RUTH
by Charlie Finch
Ruth Kligman, 1930-2010.
Mar. 5, 2010
AMERICAN ABYSS
by Carlo McCormick
You have one day to catch Alexandre Arrechea’s Black Sun in Times Square.
Mar. 5, 2010
WHO IS DAKIS JOANNOU?
by Charlie Finch
A look at the business dealings of the Greek supercollector.
Mar. 4, 2010
MODEL MODERNIST
by Walter Robinson
The curiosities of Félix Vallotton’s studio portraits from the early 1900s.
Mar. 2, 2010
A BRUCELLANY
by Charlie Finch
A down-and-dirty guide to Brucennial value, literally.
Mar. 1, 2010
HEADLESS HIRST
by Charlie Finch
Damien Hirst declares an "End of an Era."
February
Feb. 26, 2010
SPEEDING BULLET
by Donald Kuspit
Beatrice Caracciolo drawings embrace the Existenstialists’ "dreadful freedom."
Feb. 25, 2010
PARTY PICTURES
An interview with Jeremy Kost by Walter Robinson
Identity and transformation in nightlife around the world.
Feb. 25, 2010
LUMPY GRAVY
by Charlie Finch
William Kentridge and the second coming of Julius Knipfl.
Feb. 24, 2010
VIDEO CABARET
by Michèle C. Cone
"Virtuoso Illusion: Cross-Dressing and the New Media Avant-Garde" at the MIT List Visual Arts Center.
Feb. 23, 2010
A ROOM OF ONE'S OWN
by Charlie Finch
A few good words for the 2010 Whitney Biennial.
Feb. 22, 2010
BRICKTOP
by Charlie Finch
Derrick Adams throws down a gauntlet of taboo.
Feb. 22, 2010
DEVELOPING
by Jerry Saltz
Twenty years ago, Wolfgang Tillmans reimagined what a photo could be. Now he’s doing it again.
Feb. 19, 2010
GRAPHIC GRISTLE
by Carlo McCormick
Graffiti veteran Todd James makes an appearance on Fifth Avenue.
Feb. 19, 2010
OBJECT LESSONS
by Charlie Finch
Out at Alexander and Bonin, Anna Kustera and David Zwirner galleries.
Feb. 18, 2010
THE MYTH OF MYSELF (AND MODERNISM)
by Donald Kuspit
Reevaluating the Italian Neo-Expressionist Sandro Chia at his retrospective in Rome.
Feb. 17, 2010
AN EDGY MASTER
by N.F. Karlins
"Demons and Devotions: The Hours of Catherine of Cleves" at the Morgan Library & Museum.
Feb. 17, 2010
JUICE AT THE BRUCE
by Charlie Finch
Get on board for the Bruce High Quality Foundation "Art Rescue Vehicle"
Feb. 16, 2010
How I Made an Artwork Cry
by Jerry Saltz
Tino Sehgal’s sets up a dreamy Socratic-purgatorial journey at the Guggenheim.
Feb. 12, 2010
BAIT AND SWITCH
by Charlie Finch
Tax the rich to revitalize the (art) economy.
Feb. 10, 2010
DIARY OF AN ART STAR
by Reverend Jen
Braving personal challenges for the sake of "Bring Your Own Art."
Feb. 9, 2010
JIMBO DRY LAKE FOCUS ANGLE
by Peter Plagens
California conceptualist Merwin Belin likes the tricky angles.
Feb. 8, 2010
MANNERISM IS US
by Jerry Saltz
Agnolo Bronzino at the Met makes you feel a hot kind of cold.
Feb. 8, 2010
CAGEY
by Charlie Finch
Sterling Ruby’s "2Traps" and the cage esthetic.
Feb. 5, 2010
BLADE RUNNERS
by Charlie Finch
Kiki Seror and the intertia of male microscopia.
Feb. 3, 2010
PURPLE HAZE
by Charlie Finch
Irving Petlin and the deadly ambiguity of suffering.
January
Jan. 29, 2010
INTO THE RYE
by Charlie Finch
J.D. Salinger, 1919-2010
Jan. 28, 2010
LES IS MORE
by Charlie Finch
New paintings by Les Rogers, plus a note on Julian Schnabel.
Jan. 27, 2010
MASTERPIECE MAGIC
by Charlie Finch
Inka Essenhigh’s "The Old New Age" at 303 Gallery.
Jan. 22, 2010
WHY NEW YORK WILL MISS JEFFREY DEITCH
by Jerry Saltz
A brief good-bye.
Jan. 20, 2010
A LOST WORLD, FOUND
by Charlie Finch
"The Lost World of Old Europe" at the NYU Institute for the Study of the Ancient World.
Jan. 19, 2010
JOY IN THE MORNING
by Charlie Finch
Art has become a golden scarab on the mountain of life.
Jan. 15, 2010
SECRET POWERS
An interview with Joanna Malinowska by David Coggins
New Wave jazz musician, composer, actor and artist John Lurie on his new paintings.
Jan. 15, 2010
Through History to Authenticity: John Millei’s Paintings
by Donald Kuspit
Turning artistic territory into a terra incognita of abstraction and existential mystery.
Jan. 13, 2010
SHAMELESSLY PLUGGING MY MIDDLE AGED FRIENDS
by Charlie Finch
Bushwick’s new Storefront gallery, George Negroponte at Kouros, and news of Steve Van Nort and Deborah Kass.
Jan. 11, 2010
ASIAN PATHWAYS
by N.F. Karlins
"Traveling the Silk Road" at the American Museum of Natural History.
Jan. 11, 2010
WHAT DEITCH MEANS FOR L.A.
by Charlie Finch
A Cecil B. DeMille for a beleaguered L.A. MOCA.
Jan. 8, 2010
OUR MONSTER
by Carlo McCormick
Time to be saved by the deranged visions of Robert Williams.
Jan. 8, 2010
THE OLD CURIOSITY SHOP
by Charlie Finch
Patti Smith and the bric-a-brac of life.
Jan. 6, 2010
MIX AND MATCH
by Charlie Finch
A modest proposal regarding Urs Fischer, Gabriel Orozco and our leading art critics.
Jan. 5, 2010
ON TARGET
by Charlie Finch
Kenneth Noland, 1924-2010.
Jan. 4, 2010
THE END OF THE BEGINNING
by Charlie Finch
The sum of art in five minutes of Basquiat.
Jan. 4, 2010
PICKING OVER THE BONES
by Jerry Saltz
Has Gabriel Orozco’s interesting weirdness turned into plain old shtick?
December
Dec. 29, 2009
THE CARROT OF CARICATURE
by Charlie Finch
David Levine, 1926-2009.
Dec. 28, 2009
ROUND THE BEND INTO 2010
by Charlie Finch
Waving the wand for the coming year.
Dec. 22, 2009
PEARLS OF GREAT PRICE
by Charlie Finch
Death is part of life.
Dec. 22, 2009
THE REAL IN PHOTOREALISM
by Donald Kuspit
When ruthless objectivity becomes disturbingly unreal.
Dec. 21, 2009
A WINTER’S TALE
by Walter Robinson
Mel Kendricks’ "Markers" at Madison Square Park.
Dec. 18, 2009
CHRIS MASS TIME
by Charlie Finch
Watching painter Chris Martin talk to students, via YouTube.
Dec. 16, 2009
Velázquez Rediscovered
by Paul Jeromack
The inside story of the Met’s new Velásquez portrait.
Dec. 16, 2009
ZAHM BAM!
by Charlie Finch
Olivier Zahm’s perve party from the city of light.
Dec. 14, 2009
WHEN THE LOW WENT VERY HIGH
by Jerry Saltz
Jeff Koons is the artist of the 2000-2009 decade.
Dec. 11, 2009
THE THRIFT SHOP BIENNIAL
by Charlie Finch
Whistle while you work the recycling bins.
Dec. 10, 2009
THE COMMANDER
by Charlie Finch
Thomas Hoving, 1931-2009.
Dec. 9, 2009
GABRIEL MEETS THE GLOBE
by Charlie Finch
"Gabriel Orozco" at the Museum of Modern Art.
Dec. 8, 2009
ART DEALER’S DIARY
by Kenny Schachter
Art collecting is a macho business.
Dec. 8, 2009
HAS ART JUMPED THE SHARK?
by Charlie Finch
Signs point to yes.
Dec. 8, 2009
ABU DHABI REPORT
by Nazy Nazhand
Highlights of the inaugural Abu Dhabi Art fair.
Dec. 7, 2009
GUSTON’S FINGER PUPPETS
by Charlie Finch
Philip Guston’s "Small Oils on Panel, 1969-1973" at McKee Gallery.
Dec. 3, 2009
ARTYRDOM
by Charlie Finch
Does the marginalization of fine art have something to do with the fakeness of its transgressions?
Dec. 2, 2009
WAR MACHINE
by Donald Kuspit
The Bauhaus as a purveyor of anonymity and mechanization.
Dec. 2, 2009
IMMORTAL BELOVED
by Elisabeth Kley
Slater Bradley studies the mournful aura of Joy Division.
Dec. 1, 2009
RICHTER’S EARTHQUAKE
by Jerry Saltz
The German master deploys his ultrapowerful technique to evoke 9/11.
November
Nov. 30, 2009
STUDIO INSIDER
by Joe Fyfe
Reassessing the artistic accomplishments of the painter Mercedes Matter.
Nov. 30, 2009
NOUGHT FOR THE AUGHTS
by Charlie Finch
The gaudy and outrageous decade.
Nov. 25, 2009
ARTIST UNBOUND
by Richard Polsky
Barnaby Conrad III shows new paintings at M. Sutherland Fine Arts.
Nov. 23, 2009
ATMOSPHERE
by Charlie Finch
"Cold Water" at La Mama Galleria and Lucio Pozzi at Creon Gallery.
Nov. 18, 2009
MERRY AMERICA
by Michèle C. Cone
Race in depictions of music and pleasure in 18th- and 19th-century American painting.
Nov. 17, 2009
WHO WANTS MORE?
An interview with Olaf Breuning by David Coggins<
Olaf Breuning on zombies, corporate advertising and discount travel.
Nov. 17, 2009
SMALL BEER
by Charlie Finch
The conflicts of interest in l’Affaire Joannou are all too familiar.
Nov. 12, 2009
A SHORT HISTORY OF MASTURBATION
by Charlie Finch
Art’s primal secret, found in Sterling Ruby’s "The Masturbators."
Nov. 10, 2009
THE UNFORBIDDEN
by Charlie Finch
Richard Hell, Brigitte Engler and some other guy at Bowman/Bloom Gallery in the East Village.
Nov. 9, 2009
A WHOLE NEW MUSEUM
by Jerry Saltz
The Urs Fischer-izing of a four-story institution.
Nov. 9, 2009
MAKING "HEAT WAVES"
by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp
An interview with artist Robert Gober, curator of a new Charles Burchfield show.
Nov. 9, 2009
A WRINKLE IN TIME
by Charlie Finch
Silvia Sleigh’s portraits of art-world notables from the 1960s and ’70s.
Nov. 6, 2009
A WALK IN THE WOODS
by Charlie Finch
The refreshingly bucolic David Hockney.
Nov. 4, 2009
TUNA FISCH
by Charlie Finch
Andy Warhol’s Tunafish Disaster meets Urs Fischer at the New Museum.
Nov. 3, 2009
ABSTRACTION WITHOUT BOUNDARIES
by Donald Kuspit
Frank Stella, Martha Russo and "boundless abstraction."
Nov. 2, 2009
THE ARTFUL DIMAGGIO
by Charlie Finch
Eva Lake’s collage of Joe Dimaggio at Cinders Gallery provokes thoughts of the legendary baseballer.
October
Oct. 30, 2009
SHADOW MAN
by Charlie Finch
Harlem Renaissance photographer Roy DeCarava, 1919-2009.
Oct. 27, 2009
PARADISE ISLAND
by N.F. Karlins
Antoine Watteau in three exhibitions in New York museums.
Oct. 22, 2009
KIMONO MASTER
by Charlie Finch
Serizawa: Master of Japanese Textile Design" at Japan Society Gallery
Oct. 20, 2009
THE FIERY FOREST
by Charlie Finch
An environment worth watching by Wade Kavanaugh and Stephen B. Nguyen.
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
HIRST’S BLUE PERIOD
by Simon Todd
Damien Hirst’s "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
Obama’s Startling White House Art
by Jerry Saltz
Obama’s 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. Jung’s 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 Cézanne’s 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 MoMA’s new photo installation.
Oct. 1, 2009
IT’S 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-Relli’s 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 Whitney’s welcome retrospective rescues Georgia O’Keeffe 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 Frank’s Cocksucker Blues.
Sept. 22, 2009
Falling Apart And Holding Together: Kandinsky’s Development
by Donald Kuspit
Kandinsky’s 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 Hopper’s 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 "Monet’s 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 Müller 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 Coe’s 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 Museum’s "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 SALTZ’S WANT-TO-SEES
by Jerry Saltz
Shows that New York Magazine’s 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 Duchamp’s 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 MoMA’s proposed skyscraper.
Aug. 17, 2009
DUKE RILEY’S 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 Diaghilev’s 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 Graham’s 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 Bove’s "Plants and Animals" at the Horticultural Society of New York.
July 2, 2009
KALEIDOSCOPE QUILTS
by N.F. Karlins
A retrospective of Paula Nadelstern’s 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
Art’s Near Future
by Jerry Saltz
X-Initiative’s "No Soul For Sale" shows the way.
June 24, 2009
BAD TO THE BONE
by Charlie Finch
If you like the funnies, you’ll 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, You’ve 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 Sasaki’s 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 Duke’s 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
Yale’s disingenuous lawsuit over van Gogh’s 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 Cronin’s 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 Wyeth’s Christina’s 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 Museum’s tantalizing triennial.
Apr. 20, 2009
COIN OPERATOR
by Charlie Finch
William Metcalf and Yale University’s 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 Sotheby’s 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 Waters’ "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 D’Arcy
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 MoMA’s "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 Eisenman’s Holocaust Memorial, and more, in Berlin.
Mar. 17, 2009
ORIENTALISM & THE ART MARKET
by Adrian Dannatt
A visit with Shafik Gabr, Egypt’s 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 -- isn’t it?
Mar. 5, 2009
BREAST MILK
by Charlie Finch
The price of objectification in Kathleen Gilje’s 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 Columns’ 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
GROUNDHOG’S 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 Kawamata’s "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 Rist’s Pour Your Body Out (7354 Meters).
Feb. 3, 2009
PASCAL’S PUZZLES
by Charlie Finch
Matt Johnson’s "Super System" inaugurates Taxter & Spengemann’s 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 Irwin’s "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
MoMA’s 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 Dumas’ 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
SHERMAN’S 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 DON’T 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 Gogh’s 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 ’60S, YET AGAIN
by Jerry Saltz
Martha Rosler can’t 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 DON’T
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 Chihuly’s 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
LET’S 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
KRASNER’S "LITTLE IMAGE" PAINTINGS
by Robert G. Edelman
Lee Krasner’s 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 Kramer’s 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
Dia’s 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 HBO’s 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 Eliasson’s 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 IDLER’S 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 Dali’s "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 IDLER’S 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 Fitzpatrick’s "Portraits of a Remembered City"
June 10, 2008
LAY YOUR BURDEN DOWN
by Charlie Finch
Chris Burden’s 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 Altmejd’s otherworldly figures create narrative just by standing still.
June 6, 2008
SINISTER SKIES
by Alexandra Anderson-Spivy
Roger Brown’s 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 World’s Space Invader
by Jerry Saltz
Does a Warhol look different when it’s hanging above someone’s 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 Yale’s Aliza Shvarts controversy.
May 8, 2008
DIAMOND IN THE DESERT
by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp
Richard Neutra’s 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 Flavin’s 1964 breakout show, in meticulous reproduction.
May 5, 2008
PITCH PERFECT
by Charlie Finch
Kentucky’s 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 Schnabel’s 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 Brainard’s "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 DEALER’S 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 Peyton’s 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.1’s survey of feminist art shows us the birth of just about every art trend that’s in vogue today.
Apr. 4, 2008
WHITE MEN CAN’T PAINT!
by Charlie Finch
Morgan Neville’s new film, The Cool School, on the early Los Angeles art scene.
Apr. 4, 2008
THE WATER OF LIFE
by Donald Kuspit
Fabrizio Plessi’s 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 HORTS’
by Charlie Finch
Talk of Marlene Dumas, Richard Tuttle and Jimmy Page at Susan and Michael Hort’s 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 Sarabia’s 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 Weiwei’s 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
CHILDHOOD’S 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, he’s 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 Eliasson’s "Waterfalls" is just for the good of New Yorkers.
Feb. 4, 2008
A COSMIC JOKE
by Charlie Finch
Robert Smithson’s 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 who’ve 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 Ishihara’s 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 world’s oldest civiliation.
Jan. 14, 2008
PENNMANSHIP
by Charlie Finch
Steely esthetic asceticism from Irving Penn.
Jan. 9, 2008
NAVAL GAZING
by Charlie Finch
Julian Schnabel’s 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 Freud’s 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 York’s 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 MoMA’s identity politics.
Nov. 21, 2007
NOT A FAIRY TALE
by Donald Kuspit
Judy Fox’s 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 Cavallaro’s 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 Walker’s silhouettes don’t just broach America’s 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 Murakami’s 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 Gordon’s 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 Ofili’s new paintings.
Oct. 19, 2007
DIARY OF AN ART STAR
by Reverend Jen
Back to School special: Reverend Jen’s Art Tips for Boys and Girls.
Oct. 18, 2007
CHINA DOLLARS
by Charlie Finch
What’s 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 Sotheby’s London.
Oct. 3, 2007
SHARPSHOOTER
by Alexandra Anderson-Spivy
He’s 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 Frank’s new paintings are both disturbing and entrancing.
Sept. 21, 2007
CONCRETE COLISEUM
by Roberta Fallon
Artist Mark Shetabi’s 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 painting’s postwar near-death experience.
Sept. 17, 2007
THE MACHINE SELF AND THE SQUIGGLE GAME
by Donald Kuspit
Rebecca Horn’s 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 Beijing’s 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 Dylan’s 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 Serra’s 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 Stingel’s graffiti art at the Whitney Museum.
June 26, 2007
THE TRUTH ABOUT GERMANY?
by Donald Kuspit
Neo-Rauch’s 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 DEALER’S 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 Museum’s bad trip back to the ‘60s.
June 5, 2007
ARTNET DESIGN
by Brook S. Mason
Prouve’s 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 Murakami’s 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 don’t need Richard Serra.
May
May 30, 2007
PHILLIPS HEAD
by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp
Richard Phillips’ postmodern vanitas paintings feature nude women and Nazis.
May 24, 2007
I’VE GOT THEM OL’
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
IT’S 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 Constable’s "Maria Bicknell Years" at Salander-O’Reilly.
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 Neutra’s 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 Rothko’s 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, it’s 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 Kushner’s 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 Dunham’s wounded beasts get medieval on their own asses. Plus, Karel Funk.
Apr. 9, 2007
PECULIAR PEARLS
by Charlie Finch
Dead calm in Philip Pearlstein’s 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 MAN’S 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 Kostabi’s "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 IT’S 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 can’t 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 Sussman’s 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
What’s 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
Seattle’s 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
MoMA’s "Manet and the Execution of Maximilian" and the Met’s "Glitter and Doom" illuminate history’s darkest corners.
Jan. 18, 2007
HANGING AT THE HOUSE SALE
by Reverend Jen
Christie’s monthly House Sales are better than Craig’s 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 D’Arcy
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 Currin’s 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
TANIGUCHI’S REVENGE
by Charlie Finch
The Museum of Modern Art unveils its new Education Building.
Dec. 5, 2006
RAKE’S PROGRESS
by Lewis Kachur
"Beyond the White Cube: A Retrospective of Brian O’Doherty / 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 can’t 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 Bartlett’s early plate works.
Nov. 7, 2006
BERLIN STREET FIGHT
by Anna Blume Huttenlauch
The restitution of Kirchner’s 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 Whitney’s 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
BOTERO’S HUMANISM
by Donald Kuspit
Fernando Botero’s 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 Shishkin’s 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 Scully’s Romantic geometry.
Oct. 2, 2006
WHERE THE GIRLS AREN’T
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 chief’s latest pronouncements.
Sept. 18, 2006
THE TEMPEST
by Jerry Saltz
ackson Pollock’s 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
GIRODET’S SENSATIONALISM
by Donald Kuspit
Charismatic rebel or kitsch romantic? Populism, eroticism and revolution in David’s 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 Hitler’s 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 DEALER’S 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 D’Arcy
"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 city’s museums during the G8 Summit.
July 17, 2006
A BEAUTIFUL MIND
by Phyllis Tuchman
Frank Stella’s breakthrough year.
July 14, 2006
BABES IN LOYLAND
by Charlie Finch
German painter Rosa Loy’s 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 Whitney’s "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 Riederer’s 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 l’Art" at the Nef du Grand Palais.
June 2, 2006
SHE’S NOT THERE
by Jerry Saltz
Sharon Lockhart’s "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 Höch, 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 Hogancamp’s 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 ‘60S
by Donald Kuspit
Alex Katz’s ‘60s paintings offer a new kind of social realism.
May 9, 2006
LEVIATHAN
by Jerry Saltz
Matthey Barney’s 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
Couldn’t 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 Italy’s top contemporary art fair.
Apr. 19, 2006
MARFA ON MY MIND
by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp
A visit to Donald Judd’s 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
Christie’s 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 Donovan’s 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 Goldin’s 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 Walker’s 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 artist’s 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 Duchamp’s 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 Heyl’s painting is a snake pit of styles.
Mar. 10, 2006
STOP THE INSANITY!
by Charlie Finch
Contemporary art’s 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 Duchamp’s 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 communiqué 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 Gogh’s 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-world’s crystal ball.
Jan. 19, 2006
UNIVERSAL LEONARDO
by Ana Finel Honigman
Martin Kemp tells why Leonardo da Vinci is still fascinating but art writing isn’t.
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 there’s no iconic image, does an artist’s 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 Faulkner’s 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, DON’T 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
SOPHIE’S 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-Tor’s Dostoyevskian gallery of contemporary lost souls, louts, louses and ignoramuses.
Nov. 18, 2005
AMERICAN PORTRAIT
by Fred Stern
Robert Henri’s 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 Sotheby’s.
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 Murray’s 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 Schimmel’s "Ecstasy" brings contemporary art back to where it belongs.
Oct. 21, 2005
LOST WOMAN
by Victor M. Cassidy
Northwestern’s 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 Durant’s "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 Martin’s show is a living room, an ashram and an opium den.
Oct. 7, 2005
Galesburg Chronicles
by Walter Robinson
A new chapter in Chris Verene’s 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 -- Berlin’s "Preis der Nationalgalerie für junge Kunst"
Sept. 22, 2005
A DREAM WITHIN A DREAM
by Charlie Finch
Laurie Anderson’s 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 Rohe’s 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
What’s 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 Forum’s 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 "Cézanne 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 Sze’s 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 – 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 Spain’s 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 what’s 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 Buren’s 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 doll’s 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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