Posts from July, 2011

Mystique and conspiracy: The Polaroids of Horst Ademeit

An oeuvre of several thousand photographs and hundreds of pages of text.

“Enchantment and Malaise”: Michel Foucault on Manet

Publication of a 1971 lecture in Tunis, reissued in time for the recent exhibition in Paris

What are Masterpieces and Why Are There So Many of Them?

artcritical is deeply saddened by the passing of its friend and collaborator, Bill Berkson

Driven to Abstraction, A Group Show at Von Lintel Gallery

Closing reception Thursday evening (July 28, 5-8pm) as part of Chelsea Art Walk 2011

Jane Fine in MELT at the Tang

A striking work in the summer group show at  Skidmore’s teaching museum, up through September  18

Within The Open Landscapes: Words for the Etchings of Jane Joseph

From Heller’s 2010 collection, Beckmann Variations & Other Poems.

Michael Heller & Jane Joseph


Michael Heller WITHIN THE OPEN LANDSCAPES words for the etchings of Jane Joseph Jane Joseph, Footbridge, 1986. Etching, 13 x 19.9 cm. Courtesy of the Artist . 1.  Doesn’t the picture say no room in this world for anything more? If you desire to add something, you must begin again and make your own world, … Continued

Lucian Freud Remembered

In tribute to the British painter, artcritical offers a garland of reviews from our archives

Lucian Freud, 1922-2011

We looked up to Freud as a symbol of seriousness, of investigative tenacity.

Paintings That Shouldn’t Work: Elisabeth Condon

Her show was at Lesley Heller, April 13 to May 15, 2011