Art historians usually feel no need to look back at the history of art history. Michael Podro took a different view. He believed that a way to understand visual art was to look critically at the history of art history. His first book The Manifold in Perception: Theories of Art from Kant to Hildebrand (1972) provides … Continued
R.B. Kitaj’s work broke a modernist taboo – before it became fashionable to do so – by being unabashedly literary. Hilton Kramer once complained that his paintings were “littered with ideas.” But as referential as he could be, Kitaj was always a consummately visual artist.
Remarks delivered at a memorial for the artist at St. Marks in the Bowerie
Included now in “The Shaped Canvas, Revisited,” at Luxembourg & Dayan, Parrino was one of the form’s great innovators.
A version of this obituary was published in the London Independent on October 20, 2004 Fermin Rocker himself had recognized that his current show at the Chambers Gallery in London would be his last. For some time he had been tired. His eyes were not as good as they were, and walking the few yards to … Continued
Memorial Tribute for John Rivers Coplans (June 24, 1920 – August 21, 2003) Thursday May 20, 2004 The Great Hall, Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art New York City John Coplans. Serial Figures. May 21 – June 26, 2004 Andrea Rosen Gallery 525 West 24th St. New York, NY 10011 John Coplans: … Continued
To me, then, it is as though my body consists of nought but ciphers which give me the key to everything; or as if we could enter into a new and hopeful relationship with the whole of existence if only we began to think with the heart. – Hugo von Hofmannsthal, “The Letter of Lord Chandos” … Continued