- November 22, 1998
- Making Waves
Visionary clothing designer Issey Miyake, the subject of an exhilarating retrospective and book, just may be the most joyful artist working today.
- October 12, 1998
- Finding Their Roots
Two African-American painters who turned to Europe for inspiration -- and found a home away from home.
- October 5, 1998
- God Is in the Detail
At the Met, a show of Low Countries paintings from Van Eyck to Bruegel captures a defining moment -- when artists fell in love with the worldly.
- September 28, 1998
- The Great Mall?
Examining the old iconography of Communism and the consumerist images that are replacing it, artists from an evolving China find some common ground.
- August 24, 1998
- Lust Life
Nicholas Barker's disturbingly intimate "Unmade Beds" looks and listens intently as four singles search for love in New York City -- and, naturally, come up short.
- July 20, 1998
- Power to the People
At MoMA, the work of Rodchenko, who put down his brush to invent the look of the Russian Revolution -- only to be crushed by reality.
- June 22, 1998
- Femmes Fatale
In the quotidian "Six Days, Seven Nights," Anne Heche glistens.
- June 8, 1998
- Bee-ing and Nothingness
In the hands of Wolfgang Laib, pollen -- painstakingly, ritualistically gathered bit by bit over months -- becomes luminous art.
- May 11, 1998
- Here's the Beef
At the Jewish Museum, the visceral paintings of Chaim Soutine, one of the century's essential outsiders.