Art

de Kooning: An American Master

The first full-length biography of Willem de Kooning provides a detailed account of the artist’s professional and personal life, with an emphasis on the reflection and the influence of personal struggles on artistic development.

Railing Opinion: Considering the Alternative

It has been clear for some time now that the American people love art—the museums are choked with visitors and the art market is booming—but hate artists, who are widely regarded as elitist troublemakers.

Diane Arbus: Revelations Beyond Shock

Even culture warriors who might still profess to be offended by half-dressed drag queens can’t pretend to feel the innocent upset they would have thirty-eight years ago.

Mapping Sitting: On Portraiture and Photography

Portraits inevitably fail to capture our inner life, yet we continue to pose.

Buddhism, Landscape, and the Absolute Truth about Abstract Painting

Painting and Buddhism are old friends.

Logical Conclusions: 40 Years of Rule-Based Art

By methodically carrying out simple guidelines, rule-based artists have explored the relationship between art making and pragmatic reason.

In Conversation

Carolee Schneemann with Praxis (Delia Bajo and Brainard Carey)

Carolee Schneemann, a multidisciplinary artist, transformed the definition of art in the 1960s, especially discourse on the body, sexuality, and gender.

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APR 2005

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