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  • The Jeff Koons cut-up poem is now a work of art by William Powhida

    The Jeff Koons cut-up poem is now a work of art by William Powhida
    In my short career as a blogger and critic, I can't claim to have ever inspired a work of art. But the cut-up poem I composed for Jeff Koons, out of the reviews of his show at the Whitney Museum, has inspired just such a thing: Brooklyn-based artist William Powhida has made a drawing out of it, and, if I say so myself, it looks pretty rad. But I'm biased: I (sort of) wrote the thing.
  • We can't stop talking about the Donelle Woolford controversy

    We can't stop talking about the Donelle Woolford controversy
    Who is Donelle Woolford? Who is Joe Scanlan? It's a debate that keeps going and going. A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a pretty epic (as in: loooong) overview and analysis of the controversy surrounding Woolford, the fictional African American female...

    The Tony Greene moment: Art life after death

    The Tony Greene moment: Art life after death
    When painter Tony Greene died of an AIDS-related illness in 1990, it was far from certain that anyone beyond his circle of friends and colleagues would remember him or his work. At the time of his death, Greene was 35 years old — an artist on...

    What is an artist? Peter Plagens' 'Bruce Nauman' illuminates

    Ranking high on my list of least-useful questions is the nonetheless common inquiry "What is art?" That became a conventional query in the 20th century, after pure abstraction erased traditional requirements for skill at mimesis in painting, while the...

    NY Phil Biennial laudable, yet in need of curatorial vision

     NY Phil Biennial laudable, yet in need of curatorial vision
    NEW YORK — A biennial, as practiced by the art world, is a devotion, a talking stock every other year. It is also pure catnip for a culture maven hooked on being up-to-date. The New York Philharmonic is now the first major orchestra to emulate the...