David Cohen

David Cohen is editor and publisher of artcritical as well as a regular contributor. He is founder-moderator of The Review Panel, the critics' forum hosted by Brooklyn Public Library (formerly National Academy Museum, New York, and Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia) and podcast here at artcritical. He was Gallery Director at the New York Studio School from 2001-10 and art critic and contributing editor at the New York Sun from 2003-08.

Born in London and educated at the University of Sussex and at the Courtauld Institute of Art, David wrote for leading newspapers and magazines in England and around the world before emigrating to the United States in 1999. His books include "Serban Savu" (Hatje Cantz verlag, 2011) and "Alex Katz Collages: A catalogue raisonné" (Colby College Museum of Art, 2005).

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Brenda Zlamany at the Grand Flag Project

Thursday, April 8th, 2021

Defiance, celebration, warning, rallying: There are so many good reasons to unfurl a flag. Some of those hoisted above his home by artist James Esber on Williamsburg’s Grand Street entreated citizens to vote recently, although others over the years have defied the raison d’etre of flags with witty subversions intellectually worthy of the bohemian hood. But Brenda Zlamany’s double-sided masked…


Brenda Zlamany, Mask Flag 1 featuring Justin Sterling (pictured) and Joel Lahey, 2021

Brenda Zlamany’s Mask Flags in Williamsburg

Monday, March 15th, 2021

on view atop Store for Rent Gallery through April 9


The artcritical Prize: Laura Karetzky

Friday, January 1st, 2021

Laura Karetzky’s painting, Toast (2019), is a fitting image of seasonal cheer for this strangest of years lived vicariously through screens. A family huddled around a Hanukkah menorah, illuminated by the glow of its candles, is snapped on a phone that is itself captured in the reflection. Karetzky’s painting “hung” this summer in the virtual 2020 New York Studio School Alumni Exhibition…


Justin Sterling, Orange Chapel, installation at Cathouse Proper, Brooklyn, 2020

Justin Sterling: Orange Chapel at Cathouse Proper

Sunday, November 8th, 2020

A chapel on Court Street where prayers for the defeat of Donald Trump were answered.


Reawakenings

Friday, September 11th, 2020

Typically, New Yorkers cool their heels during the dog days of summer in air conditioned museums, then, come Labor Day, make up for lost art exposure by dashing around town in a mad rush of gallery openings. Typically! We finally have the chance now to buy timed tickets to long-shuttered museums and their rudely interrupted presentations such as Donald Judd…


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Launching Tonight at BPL Presents

Monday, May 11th, 2020

In an irony lost on neither participant, Robert Storr and I found ourselves discussing works by Gerhard Richter that are intimately concerned with painting’s fraught relationship with photographic mediation, while looking at a checklist of his current show at The Met Breuer on a shared Zoom screen. Rob had seen the show in its brief…


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“To Do Rothko Again, After Nature”: Wolf Kahn in conversation with David Cohen

Saturday, April 18th, 2020

An interview from 1999. Kahn passed away March 15, 2020