$142 Million for a Francis Bacon Painting? Someone Overpaid!
November 13, 2013
According to Jed Perl's brutal 2009 assessment of Francis Bacon: Not very much.
Eleven Photographs of a Miniature Apocalypse
November 03, 2013
The artist Lori Nix, who considers herself a “faux landscape photographer,” spends months constructing tiny dioramas out of cardboard, glue, and point—only to destroy them.
A couple of hours after the Boston Red Sox, who finished last in their division in 2012, beat the St.
A New Exhibit Turns Post-War American Art Into a Boys' Club
October 30, 2013
With “See It Loud,” the National Academy has performed the rather extraordinary feat of turning a postwar movement in which women were every bit as prominent as men into a boy’s club with not a single girl in sight.
'Then I Found Myself Seeing Pictures All the Time'
October 22, 2013
His pictures are both antidote and antecedent to our compulsive, social-media photography.
Delusions of Creativity
October 21, 2013
When Thomas P. Campbell was tapped to lead the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2009, he came across as a quieter, more self-effacing sort of museum director.
The Best Part About the Shutdown Ending: Our National Parks’ Instagram Feed Is Back
October 18, 2013
Over the course of the shutdown, the closure of the National World War II Memorial and its periodic, Bastille-style forcible reopening became a sort of emblem of the whole sordid affair.
The Red Sox Bullpen Cop Photo Mimics a 16th-Century Masterpiece
October 14, 2013
Boston Red Sox rooters like my colleagues Jonathan Cohn and Ryan Kearney were probably too excited about their team’s come-from-behind victory last night to notice a striking similarity between the photo of the game-tying grand slam and a famous Fle
The Most Radical Art in American Sports Has Been Cut
September 30, 2013
The technical term for a work of art that contains itself, or something like itself, is mise en abyme.
If They Replaced Detroit's Art Treasures with Fakes, Would Anyone be Able to Tell?
September 27, 2013
What’s wrong with a museum displaying knock-off art?