Tired of the Impressionists? "Impressionists on the Water” at the Legion of Honor Museum in San Francisco will re-awaken your love.
Jeffrey Deitch embodied the fashion-forward approach to art. Now he's fashion-forwarded himself out of a job.
Alex Ogle's Hong Kong Instagram photography
The Instagram photography of Alex Ogle.
James Turrell and the circus at the Guggenheim
Turrell is a minor poet with the ambitions of a megalomaniac.
The bunny invades the minimalist mecca
There is nowhere immune from the market and from the marketers, not even the middle of the desert.
The 'accepted rebels' at the Venice Biennale
Just how much artistic freedom does China allow?
Three of New York's best
Three idiosyncratic exhibits at the Met, MoMA, and Neue Galerie
A Conversation with Platon
An interview with Platon, who photographed this issue's cover with Rand Paul, discussing the experience, his art, plus various portraits throughout.
Of flaking paint and blemishes
Many years ago, as I was leafing through a book in which I had no interest, I found one of the saddest stories in the world. It was a new edition of a textbook on visual perception, the psychology and physiology of the eye, and there I discovered “the case of S.B.” S.B. was an Englishman who was blind from infancy to middle age, when, at the age of 52, he received a successful corneal transplant. “All his life he tried to picture the world of sight,” Richard L.
What might a heroic life in the world of traditional crafts have looked like during the twentieth century? The question almost seems absurd. Isn’t heroism the exact opposite of the modesty and even anonymity that we associate with handmade craft objects? Aren’t the potter and the weaver meant to be so fully absorbed in folk traditions as to all but disappear in the process of making humble things for daily use?