This week, Mandela is gone, Hopi artifacts go on sale in Paris, smarm is bad, books on Lucian Freud, playing da Vinci’s piano-cello, and more.Continue Reading →
With the rollout of Obamacare rolling out once more, the chatter is again all about risk: risk pools, risks corridors, pricing risks, risk adjustments — calling to mind the words of former Vice President Dan Quayle, “If we do not succeed, then we run the risk of failure.”Continue Reading →
What does it mean when you hook up your work to that of a late modernist giant working in a reductive vein – Ad Reinhardt, Agnes Martin, Robert Ryman, Ellsworth Kelly, Frank Stella, or Donald Judd, for example – like a caboose?Continue Reading →
I visited Jake Berthot in upstate New York at his home in the woods of the Catskill Mountains. After spending time in his studio, followed by vegetable soup for lunch, we walked outside towards my car. It then occurred to me how Berthot, through body language and the tenor of his conversation, creates spaces for observation, allowing words to linger.Continue Reading →
For Stephanie Brody-Lederman, a New York-based painter, the ungraspable nature of memory and the fugitive, ever-mutable character of its content have long been both the subject and the raw material of her art.Continue Reading →
Lucian Freud, as presented in the gossipy new biography, Breakfast with Lucian by Geordie Grieg, lived for 88 years entirely guilt-free, which is a remarkable bit of pathology in itself, but especially so for the grandson of the man who tagged guilt as the glue holding civilization together.Continue Reading →
This week, the price of art, China’s rainbow hills, the strengths of the graphic novel, Vermeer’s possible secret, the best Vines, and more.Continue Reading →
Not to be outdone by OxfordDictionaries.com, which, as reported by Hyperallergic’s Alicia Eler, has selected “selfie” as its new Word of the Year, Weekend Words respectfully centers on the self.Continue Reading →
Vito Acconci is an underrated poet.
Gilbert Adair is well worth reading.
Rachel Adams is well worth reading.
Etel Adnan is an underrated poet.
In a media-riddled world where images rapidly circulate, moving from momentary commodity (“gone viral”) to forgotten waste, Sangram Majumdar is interested in “what stays.”Continue Reading →