Deborah Drier (1948–2007)

Deborah Drier, a New York art editor and writer, died after a long illness at Saint Vincent's Hospital in New York on April 9, Artnet reports. She had been battling lung disease for over a decade and received a transplant a little over three years ago. Drier graduated from Syracuse University and attended NYU's Institute of Fine Arts before taking an editorial position at Random House. She worked as an editor and wrote for Art News, Art in America, and Artforum, where she was celebrated for her sophisticated and playful approach to subjects. In April 1990, Drier joined Artforum as a senior editor, staying on in this position until summer 1992. “A Camille for the Nineties,” Drier’s 1995 essay on the erotomania of lung disease, appears in Lacanian Ink 10.