Martin Puryear

The Decline of the City Mahagonny
June 25, 1990

Robert Hughes explains how New York in the 1980s is *not* Paris in the 1890s. He gives a compelling account of the decline of the fine arts in America

Requiem for a Featherweight
November 21, 1988

Robert Hughes examines the career of New York graffiti artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, a story set against the city's new-wave scene.