| 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...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 9:30 AM
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...
| 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...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 2:54 PM
Jeff Koons doesn't have an ounce of fat on his sinewy, 59-year-old body. We know this for a fact because the pop artist can be seen stark naked in a new Vanity Fair profile running in the magazine's July issue.
Koons' naked photograph was taken by Annie...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 5:30 AM
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...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 2:00 PM
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...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 7:57 AM
Actresses Kerry Washington, Cate Blanchett and Eva Longoria and director Jennifer Lee ("Frozen") were among the honorees at the Women in Film 2014 Crystal + Lucy Awards in L.A. on Wednesday. And actress Rose Byrne won the group's Max Mara Face of the...
| Feb 11, 2013
Richard Artschwager, an artist who turned his apprenticeship as a cabinetmaker into a distinctive approach to making sculptures and paintings that defy easy categorization, died Saturday in Albany, N.Y., following a brief illness. He was 89.
| Jun 8, 2012
| 12:55 PM
— Is it any wonder that a city renowned for its lofty skyscrapers has created a stunning park in the sky?
The High Line Park, a 1930s-era elevated rail line, has been transformed into vibrant green space, perched some 30 feet above Manhattan. There...
| Dec 28, 2011
Helen Frankenthaler, a New York artist whose bursts of color achieved by pouring thinned paint onto canvas from coffee cans helped point art in fresh directions after the initial post-World War II explosion of Abstract Expressionism, has died. She was 83....
| Jul 30, 2011
| 7:28 PM
Standing atop a patch of churned-up dirt on a recent morning, James Corner was surrounded by mismatched palm trees, chipped sidewalks and sagging chain link: a typical slice of Southern California landscape caught unawares, hardly ready for its close-up....