The Rectangular Canvas is Dead
Richard Diebenkorn and the problems of modern painting
September 07, 2013

You have probably never heard of the young painter Eleanor Ray, but she is a virtuoso, no question about it. She also has a bad case of what I would call the teensies. Frankly, I worry that it may be terminal.

The MoMa Does a Show About 'Sound Art.' It's Not Music.
September 05, 2013

The experiments in audio-visual experience gathered together for this small survey of what’s known as sound art are by turns nerdy and prickly, techy and quirky.

The Degas Wears Prada
Art lovers, beware: Fashion is taking over your museums
August 19, 2013

At the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, this summer’s exhibition "Punk: Chaos to Couture" endured one of the angriest and most universal critical drubbings in recent memory.

Eleven Astonishing Works of Art Made from Books
August 13, 2013

The 25 contemporary artists featured in Art Made From Books (forthcoming from Chronicle Books) may use similar materials, but their work exhibits extraordinary range—themes that range from nostalgia and the passage of time, to history and nature, to

Why the Impressionists Still Matter
August 08, 2013

Tired of the Impressionists? "Impressionists on the Water” at the Legion of Honor Museum in San Francisco will re-awaken your love.

The Departure of LA MOCA Director Jeffrey Deitch: How the Box Office Took Over the Modern Art Museum
July 26, 2013

Jeffrey Deitch embodied the fashion-forward approach to art. Now he's fashion-forwarded himself out of a job.

"Steel Skyscrapers Reflecting Down"
Alex Ogle's Hong Kong Instagram photography
July 22, 2013

The Instagram photography of Alex Ogle.

Spectacle for Spectacle's Sake
James Turrell and the circus at the Guggenheim
July 10, 2013

Turrell is a minor poet with the ambitions of a megalomaniac.

Playboy in Marfa
The bunny invades the minimalist mecca
June 26, 2013

There is nowhere immune from the market and from the marketers, not even the middle of the desert.

The Neutralization of Chinese Art
The 'accepted rebels' at the Venice Biennale
June 24, 2013

Just how much artistic freedom does China allow?