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Art Reviews Archive

April 30, 2007
Not Buying It

If “Not for Sale,” a glib put-down of the art marketplace, tells us anything, it’s that P.S. 1 needs to make some changes.

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 16, 2007
Instant Classic

The Met’s new Greek and Roman galleries are perfect for scholars and Byronic dreamers alike.

April 9, 2007
Senior Moment

Yale photo guru Tod Papageorge has taught his share of art stars. Is it his turn now?

April 9, 2007
Water People

Venice and Barcelona could accept impurity and flux better than most places—and were all the richer for it.

April 2, 2007
The History of Herstory

The Brooklyn Museum’s new feminist-art center shows us that sisterhood can be both powerful and clichéd.

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.

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