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Portraits of Critics by Artists


Jean-Baptiste Greuze (1725-1805), Portrait of Denis Diderot (1713-1784), 1766. Black chalk, stumped, and white chalk, worked wet, with touches of gray chalk, on brown paper. Source: The Morgan Library & Museum.

Arman, “Portrait-Poubelle de Pierre Restany (Portrait-Wastepaper basket of Pierre Restany)”, 1960, 27.6 × 19.7 × 3.9 inches. Medium: Pierre Restany’s wastepaper basket in a glass box. Image Courtesy of the Arman Studio Archives, New York, NY.

ORLAN, “The Laughing Woman series, Will You Have a Little… Content, Mr. Greenberg ?,” Cibachrome, 1998, 60 × 90 cm; Courtesy ORLAN studio.

Dumitru Gorzo, “5a,” from series Return of the Art Critic, 38 × 24 in, inkjet and acrylic on paper; Courtesy Slag Gallery, NY

Frank Auerbach, “Portrait of Catherine Lampert,” 2010. Oil on canvas, 201/8 × 221/8 in. © Frank Auerbach. Courtesy Marlborough Fine Art.

R.B. Kitaj, "Sir Ernst Hans Josef Gombrich," 1986. Pastel and charcoal, 26 5/8 x 22 3/4 in. (c) National Portrait Gallery, London.

Gerhard Richter, “Untitled (Portrait of Henry de Montherlant)” 1971. Oil on canvas, 275/8 × 217/8 in. Gift of Jo Carole and Ronald S. Lauder. © Copyright of the Artist.

Miguel Palma, “15 tons,” 2007, 195 × 65 × 59 cm, 15 tons press, various art books and art catalogues. Photo courtesy of the artist.


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