Anselm Kiefer’s philosophy has its roots in German Romanticism, particularly the belief that the artist can mediate between the creative and the divine, between earth and heaven.
Can Commodities Really Critique Commodity Culture?
Given a platform to say something — about first-world capitalism, its attendant environmental destruction, or the definition of the self through objects — why not use it?
A Moving Meditation on Mortality in Brice Marden’s Late Paintings
What I see as his late period reveals an artist who knows that change is inevitable, that mortality is hurrying closer, and that art is not a bulwark against time.
How Woke Are the Fall Shows at New York’s Blue-chip Art Galleries?
Looking at the upcoming shows from Pace, David Zwirner, Gagosian, and Hauser & Wirth one hardly gets the sense that we are in a moment of acute crisis.
Brice Marden’s Latest Breakthrough
These are the paintings of a modern master for whom dissipation and loss of control have become integrated into the work.
A Richard Serra Thought Experiment
Serra’s new works are the ultimate billionaire’s art.
Richard Prince’s Dorky White Anger
These are works you do not scrutinize or reflect upon because there is really not much to examine, much less think about.
Hollywood Producer Sues Gagosian for Failing to Deliver $8M Koons Sculpture
Hollywood producer Joel Silver says the gallery refused to return the $3.2 million he paid for a Koons sculpture, whose completion date has been pushed back more than three years.
Collector Who Paid $13M Sues Jeff Koons and Gagosian
Steven Tananbaum claims he has paid more than $13 million since 2013 for three sculptures, none of which have been delivered.
Cy Twombly’s Extravagant Synesthesia
Rosalind Krauss misreads Twombly in more ways than I can enumerate.
From Flash Tattoos to a Fotomat Shack, Looking Beyond Books at the LA Art Book Fair 2017
At Printed Matter’s annual event, some of the highlights were objects that expanded upon the idea of what books can provide: an affordable means to experience and collect art.
David Reed Did Not Go Along with Those Who Threw the Baby Out with the Bathwater
Making a brushstroke painting in the mid-1970s — a decade after Greenberg, Stella, and Lichtenstein gleefully presided over its burial — was foolhardy and brave.