- December 19, 2005 | Culture Awards
In 2005, the bubble didn’t burst, and the Chelsea gallery scene kept expanding—while heavies like Matthew Marks and Damien Hirst called attention to themselves (yet again). The Met reestablished its stellar reputation. Digital art took a small step forward. Oh, and someone put a bunch of saffron fabric in the park.
- December 5, 2005 | Art Review
- Insider Outsiders
Two shows remind us why museums need to look beyond their marquee names.
- November 21, 2005 | Art Review
- Deadpan Alley
Sure, Richard Tuttle’s work is art about art. But it also makes you want to keep looking.
- November 14, 2005 | Art Review
- Gentle Giant
The early Renaissance genius Fra Angelico painted even crucifixions with a glowing, ineffable warmth.
- October 7, 2005 | Art Review
- Wow! Neat-o!
Elizabeth Murray embraced Pop Art’s playfulness without succumbing to chilly detachment.
- October 24, 2005 | Architecture Review
- Way Outside the Box
In Santiago Calatrava, New York may have found an architectural savior. And lucky for us, he’s even moving to town.
- October 24, 2005 | Art Review
- Scribble Scribble
How Van Gogh rendered his flickery world in the hard lines of pen and ink.
- October 17, 2005 | Art Review
- Is New York Too Safe?
Our buildings are boring, our cultural institutions tentative, our sex lives constrained. Maybe a world-class city shouldn’t be quite so thoroughly babyproofed.
- October 3, 2005 | Art Review
- Constructivist Criticism
Masterpieces abound in the Guggenheim’s “Russia!”—but it all seems too official.
- September 26, 2005 | Art Review
- Ink-Stained Wretches
The mad geniuses of “Obsessive Drawing” doodle around the outside edges of outsider art.