Writings by David Cohen

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Featured item from THE LIST: Gerard Mossé at Marlborough Gallery


If the opening scene from 2001: A Space Odyssey were painted by an Abstract Expressionist the result might resemble a Gerard Mossé with his typical hi-tech totem pulsating with ethereal, other worldly light. The North African-born New Yorker has a preternatural capacity to enlist color to the service of such electric glow one is tempted to check if…


Lovis Corinth’s Leda and Swan, Daxer und Marschall, Munich

Myrrhbearers of Park Avenue: Highlights from TEFAF New York Fall 2018


The author’s personal picks from the fabled fair


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Featured item from THE LIST: Don Porcaro at Hudson Boulevard Park


Before the extended 7 Subway and Escheresque observation platform arrived in the overnight neighborhood of glass and steel behemoths that is Hudson Yards, Hell’s Kitchen was home already to a thriving artistic community. One longtime resident is Don Porcaro, and for the last month, examples of his unmistakable, stacked cylindrical “Talisman” sculptures, whimsical stupas in…


Featured item from THE LIST: Judith Murray at Sundaram Tagore Gallery


Despite an air of uninhibited, expressive spontaneity, the dense and busy paintings of Judith Murray play by strict rules. Since her debut in a lauded 1976 solo at Betty Parsons, she has restricted her palette within each work or group, developed a tight lexicon of strokes and shapes, and included her trademark bar at the…


Louis Eilshemius, Mother and Child, 1914, oil on masonite, 21 x 28 1/4 inches

Libidinal Charge: A Summer Group Show at Greenspon


The Seam, the Fault, the Flaw, through August 3


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Ekphrasis: Helene Appel at James Cohan


Her second show with the gallery was on Grand Street this month


Resource: Art curators Emily Tucker, Elisabeth Samuels and (seated) Anna Kaplan at the Hotel Henry with works by Ani Hoover. Courtesy of the Buffalo Spree

Is Buffalo the Next Berlin?


The capital of Western New York is ripe for artists looking for a place to hang their hats


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Featured item from THE LIST: Don Perlis at the National Academy Museum


through June 14


Panel on Al Held at Cheim & Read, Wednesday at 6PM


Al Held’s early works in gestural abstraction from the 1950s are the focus of the fourth of Cheim & Read Gallery’s exhibitions surveying the artist’s oeuvre. Presented in conjunction Nathalie Karg Gallery, this show examines his breakthrough in Paris while studying on the G.I. Bill and his continuing exploration, back in New York, of dimensionality,…


Installation view: Jenny Saville: Ancestors, Gagosian Gallery, New York 2018, showing Fate 1-3. Photography by Rob McKeever. Courtesy Gagosian.

Roundtable on Jenny Saville


with Julie Heffernan, Brenda Zlamany, Dennis Kardon, Walter Robinson, Barry Schwabsky, and Suzy Spence