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Mark Stevens

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.

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