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Mark Stevens

August 30, 2010 |
The Great American Pessimist

Don’t be fooled by the veneer of friendly nostalgia. Edward Hopper was ahead of his—and our—time.

April 14, 2008 |
How I Made It: Cindy Sherman on Her 'Untitled Film Stills'

"When I moved to New York, in the summer of ’77, I was trying to think of a new way to take pictures and tell a story."

January 21, 2008 | Intelligencer
The Aristocrat

Philippe de Montebello’s triumph of strategic snobbery.

September 3, 2007 |
Nether World

The Met embraces Rembrandt and his Dutch peers as only it can.

April 16, 2007 | The Art Review
Instant Classic

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

April 9, 2007 | The Art Review
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 Art Review
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
Britney Spears, Outsider Artist

The real, albeit unwitting, meaning behind Brit’s acting-out.

March 5, 2007 | The Art Review
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 | The Art Review
Plato’s Retreat

Contemporary art is reflexively cynical. But a cynic is nothing without a utopian ideal.