Robert Pincus-Witten

R. B. Kitaj

June 2017

In 1994, the Tate Gallery in London mounted an immense survey of R. B. Kitaj’s work. Intended to be the American-born painter’s English apotheosis, it resulted instead in the brutal rejection of his achievement. And then Kitaj’s wife, the … READ ON

IN PRINT Summer 2017 [TOC]

David Reed

May 2017

 The exhibition “Painting Paintings (David Reed) 1975” was cocurated by Katy Siegel, an art historian drawn to renovating the reputations of American figures of the 1970s—see her 2006 show “High Times, Hard Times: New York Painting… READ ON

IN PRINT May 2017 [TOC]


May 2017

Curated by Susan Cross An event of singular importance is scheduled this spring at MASS MoCA—a decade-long installation of three monumental marbles by Louise Bourgeois, each weighing several tons and occupying a sprawling measure of floor … READ ON



May 2017

Curated by Frances Morris and Catherine Grenier The crucial place of Alberto Giacometti in the history of modern sculpture was confirmed at the Venice Biennale in 1956, where he showed six tall female bronzes called Femmes de Venise, after … READ ON


Francis Picabia

April 2017

JOINING FORCES with Cathérine Hug of Kunsthaus Zürich, curator Anne Umland of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, assembled roughly two hundred opinion-shifting works by the wildly mercurial Franco-Cubanartist Francis Picabia (1879–1953). … READ ON

IN PRINT April 2017 [TOC]

Richard Oelze

April 2017

A determinant piece of good luck during my high school years—the early 1950s—was a class pass offering free admission to the Museum of Modern Art, New York, a privilege I availed myself of virtually every afternoon. This meant I was able to… READ ON

IN PRINT April 2017 [TOC]

Carlo Maria Mariani

March 2017

The 1980s were, above all, a period of sharp contradiction. The decade is especially remembered for the emergence of a doctrinaire, pro-Minimalist art criticism. But at the same instant, it also saw the resurgence of painting, particularly … READ ON

IN PRINT March 2017 [TOC]

Mark di Suvero

February 2017

As the academy of art criticism developed over this past half century, a vocabulary of enthusiasm—great, masterpiece, awesome, cool, and suchlike opinion—was struck from the lexicon of permissible discourse. The fear, quite correctly, was … READ ON

IN PRINT February 2017 [TOC]

Salvatore Scarpitta

January 2017

All lives are unique, but none more so than that of Salvatore Scarpitta. New York–born in 1919 but Hollywood-bred, Scarpitta developed an early obsession with the automotive. At seventeen, he landed in Palermo, Italy—his father was born in … READ ON

IN PRINT January 2017 [TOC]

Nahum Tevet

December 2016

Born on a kibbutz in 1946, Nahum Tevet was by his midtwenties an ascendant figure in Israeli art. This exhibition surveyed twenty-six of his works on glass—virtually the entirety of this subtle body of work—produced between 1972 and 1975. … READ ON

IN PRINT December 2016 [TOC]