James Welling

Richard Benson (1943–2017)

James Welling on Richard Benson (1943–2017)

September 2017

I FIRST HEARD ABOUT RICHARD BENSON decades ago in an Aperture article on the portfolios he printed with Paul Strand at the end of Strand’s life. From Calvin Tompkins’s 1990 profile in the New Yorker, I discovered that Benson had started his… READ ON



December 2012

To take stock of the past year, Artforum asked an international group of artists to select the single image, exhibition, or event that most memorably captured their eye in 2012.  RITA ACKERMANN  Gang Gang Dance (September 22, Cameo Gallery,… READ ON

IN PRINT December 2012 [TOC]


October 2011

ELEANOR ANTIN  David and I arrived in Solana Beach, a coastal town north of San Diego, after driving cross-country from New York in an old beat-up Caddy with our one-year-old son, Blaise. Robert Kennedy was dying of gunshot wounds in an LA … READ ON

IN PRINT October 2011 [TOC]

The best books of 2000

December 2000

Linda Nochlin  Molly Nesbit’s Their Common Sense (Black Dog Press) isn’t exactly an art book—it’s not exactly a book even, in the usual sense. But in the unusual sense, Nesbit’s tome is a marvelous document, swinging briskly between the … READ ON

IN PRINT December 2000