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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Saturday, November 13th, 2021

A panel today on Lennart Anderson at the Resnick-Passlof Foundation with painters Steve Hicks, Rachel Rickert and Kyle Staver, 4-6PM

It takes an exhibition. Despite being in his studio every day, Lennart Anderson, who died in 2015 left a relatively modest oeuvre. An artist of legendary tonal subtlety, he obsessively reworked his classical idylls, contemporary street-scenes, portraits and still lifes over many years. In his last decade, Anderson was the victim of macular degeneration, persevering … Continued

Installation shot of the exhibition under review, including Mother's Lap, 2020, right. Courtesy of CANADA New York
Friday, May 14th, 2021

Good Enough: Katherine Bradford’s Mother Paintings at CANADA

On view in Tribeca through May 15

Thursday, April 8th, 2021

Brenda Zlamany at the Grand Flag Project

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 … Continued

Monday, March 15th, 2021

Brenda Zlamany’s Mask Flags in Williamsburg

on view atop Store for Rent Gallery through April 9

Friday, January 1st, 2021

The artcritical Prize: Laura Karetzky

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 … Continued

Justin Sterling, Orange Chapel, installation at Cathouse Proper, Brooklyn, 2020
Sunday, November 8th, 2020

Justin Sterling: Orange Chapel at Cathouse Proper

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

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 … Continued