- April 23, 2007
- Get Me a Brush, Stat!
The National Academy’s splendid show catches a moment when the New York art world thought painting was dead—and took heroic measures to revive it.
- April 9, 2007
- Senior Moment
Yale photo guru Tod Papageorge has taught his share of art stars. Is it his turn now?
- March 5, 2007
- Remain in Light
Jeff Wall is the most exciting kind of contemporary artist—one who engages the past, and lives up to it.
- February 26, 2007
- Plato’s Retreat
Contemporary art is reflexively cynical. But a cynic is nothing without a utopian ideal.
- January 22, 2007
- The Rich Were Different
A century ago, they really knew how to spend money.
- January 15, 2007
- MoMA Does a Drive-In
Aitken’s video installation turns the museum inside out.
- January 8, 2007
- The Way of All Flesh
Yes, Kiki Smith’s art can shock. But she’d rather make you a little sad.
- December 25, 2006
- Émigré From Another Planet
Two fresh looks at Saul Steinberg’s perfectly off-kilter urban landscape.
- December 4, 2006
- The Spanish Exposition
Once again, the Guggenheim tries to cram an entire culture—this time Spain’s—into one sweeping show. But, oh, those Goyas.
- November 27, 2006
- Life’s Not a Cabaret, My Friends
At the Metropolitan, those vicious, vulgar Weimar portraits get to bare their teeth.