Michael Fried

Michael Fried

BOOKS: BEST OF 2014

December 2014

James Welling: Monograph (Aperture) is a sensationally attractive book. It was published to coincide with a large survey exhibition of the artist’s work from the 1970s through 2012 that opened at the Cincinnati Art Museum and traveled to … READ ON

IN PRINT December 2014 [TOC]

Michael Fried

December 2014

A RECENT REVIEW OF SHOWS by Helen Frankenthaler at Gagosian Gallery and Morris Louis at Mnuchin Gallery gave New Yorker critic Peter Schjeldahl the chance to express his considered views on Color Field painting:  Color-field reacted against… READ ON

IN PRINT December 2014 [TOC]

Anthony Caro

PASSAGES

February 2014

ALL OF US WHO WERE CLOSE TO ANTHONY CARO (Tony to his friends, an international society of thousands) were certain that he would live to be at least one hundred, making significant sculpture all the way. My impression was that he thought so… READ ON

IN PRINT February 2014 [TOC]

Charles Ray

February 2013

For more than five years now, Charles Ray has been making sculptures based closely on the human figure, somewhat in the manner of his first work of this type, Aluminum Girl, 2003. In his 2007 show at Matthew Marks Gallery, another such piece,… READ ON

IN PRINT February 2013 [TOC]

“James Welling: Monograph”

January 2013

Over the past forty years, there has been no American photographer more creative and original than James Welling.… READ ON

PREVIEWS

CLOSE-UP: GRAY SCALE

Michael Fried on Michael Schmidt’s 89/90

September 2012

A LARGE RETROSPECTIVE of the German photographer Michael Schmidt, curated by Thomas Weski, was held at the Haus der Kunst in Munich during the late spring and summer of 2010. I flew to Munich from Berlin expressly to visit it and am glad I … READ ON

IN PRINT September 2012 [TOC]

THE BEST BOOKS OF 2011

BOOKS

December 2011

Ten scholars, critics, writers, and artists choose the year’s outstanding titles.  SVETLANA ALPERS  Imagine that you are listening to a spirited conversation between a French art historian and a German painter. De Rouget and Daimler, as… READ ON

IN PRINT December 2011 [TOC]

Luc Delahaye

April 2011

At Galerie Nathalie Obadia in Paris, Luc Delahaye recently showed ten large-format color photographs and one small black-and-white print, the bulk of his production since 2006. In his previous exhibition in Paris, at La Maison Rouge in 2005,… READ ON

IN PRINT April 2011 [TOC]

Michael Schmidt

October 2010

It is hard to imagine a tougher venue for a photography show than Munich’s Haus der Kunst, with its vast, uninflected spaces and general pathlessness, but the recent survey exhibition by the Berlin photographer Michael Schmidt met the … READ ON

IN PRINT October 2010 [TOC]

Mitch Epstein’s American Power

BOOKS

January 2010

MITCH EPSTEIN’S BOOK American Power comprises sixty-three color photographs of energy-related sites across the United States plus a short, vivid afterword, in which he describes the origins of his project in a commission from the New York… READ ON

IN PRINT January 2010 [TOC]