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Amy Knight Powell

Amy Knight Powell is Associate Professor of Art History at the University of Southern California. She is the author of Depositions: Scenes from the Late Medieval Church and the Modern Museum (2012) and Picture Box: A Small History of the Easel Painting (forthcoming).

Time is (Not) Money

Despite Reinhardt’s own celebrations of timelessness, critics recognized the importance of time to looking at his paintings. It takes time for the subtle differences of the black paintings in particular to emerge.

The frame that suffocates the image

On one of the prints he designed in support of the 1968 student protests in France, Asger Jorn scrawled: “break the frame that suffocates the image.”


The Brooklyn Rail

JUNE 2023

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