| Oct 4, 2014
| 6:36 PM
For centuries, artists have incorporated the written word into their art. Robert Indiana, one of the original American Pop artists, made them the focus of his artistic career.
Today, Indiana's words are some of the most recognizable in the world. His...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 8:52 AM
Ojai-born, Los Angeles-based painter Mary Weatherford has won the Artists' Legacy Foundation 2014 Artist Award and will receive a $25,000 cash prize.
This is the eighth annual Artist Award given by the foundation, started in 2000 by painter Squeak...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 1:41 PM
Alternative-movie offerings are plentiful this fall. In addition to festivals featuring indie and foreign films — the Feminist Film Festival, the EROS gay film festival, the Festival of Ibero American Cinema, the Manhattan Short Film Festival...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 6:01 PM
Art Spiegelman comments on Israel, archaeologists unearth a rare tomb in Greece and Jeff Koons is still making everyone crazy. There are all kinds of terrific essays floating around out there on everything from race, the media and wilderness. Saddle up...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Yaya DaCosta, fresh from portraying Whitney Houston, has joined jazz biopic "Bolden" opposite Nelsan Ellis, Ian McShane and Gary Carr ("Downton Abbey").
Buddy Bolden was a New Orleans cornet player who was a key figure in the development of ragtime...
| Sep 2, 2014
See that billboard up there, just south of the I-595 interchange along I-95? That's Georgia O'Keeffe's "Sky Above Clouds IV." The bus shelter near the corner of Oakland Park Boulevard and State Road 7? It's the stern, pitchfork-wielding farmers of Grant...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 10:26 AM
A small section of the Jeff Koons retrospective exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art was vandalized Wednesday, but no works of art were damaged, according to the New York museum.
A man threw red paint on a blank wall of the third floor of...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 10:00 AM
Over this past week, I have been obsessively following the developments in Ferguson, Mo., where the events following the shooting of an unarmed black teen have brought startling images of protest and even more startling images of the heavily militarized...
| Aug 2, 2014
| 12:00 PM
On Aug. 4, digital billboards in New York's Times Square will flash with renowned American art. It will be a brief but shining respite from the blunt force with which commercial imagery regularly bombards our psyches by means of billboards, bus shelters,...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 10:38 AM
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...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 1:39 PM
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...