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Art Features Archive

June 1, 2009
The Smell of Music

Green Aria is a new opera in which the nose plays as big a role as the ears.

May 25, 2009
Sacred Monster

On the eve of the Met’s giant retrospective, a critic asks: Was Francis Bacon really the greatest painter of the twentieth century, or just a fascinating mess?

May 11, 2009
Head-on Collision

Fearless Kate Gilmore turns accidental chaos into seriously fun art.

May 4, 2009
The Annotated Artwork: ‘Maelstrom’

How Roxy Paine’s steely foliage sprouted in the Met’s roof garden.

April 27, 2009
What Does Goo Mean to You?

We asked passersby for their interpretations of Marilyn Minter's Green Pink Caviar.

April 6, 2009
Graphic Violence

Mark Essen’s brutal, lo-fi video games are about to make him an art-world star.

February 16, 2009
A Forest in the Subway

When commuters come through the South Ferry Terminal, they’ll find themselves surrounded by an arabesque of glass panels.

January 9, 2009
Truly Tasteless Art

Nathalie Djurberg and the upside of being kind of gross.

January 5, 2009
Very Graphic Design

New York-based gay magazines are thriving.

January 5, 2009
Collecting Smoke

How does a museum acquire art that vanishes the moment it’s made?