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On the fingers of one hand: Catherine J. Morris introduces Brooklyn Museum’s Lucy Lippard exhibition

The front cover – and full title – of Lucy Lippard's epochal "Six Years: the dematerialization of the art object …" (1973)

Nowadays it’s difficult to imagine the modernist mood that existed among artists during the early 1970s. Back then I was still a surly Fine Art student at Leeds University in England and […]

See this now: Alfred Leslie’s “The Second Two-Panel Horizontal” (1958) in “Abstract Expressionist New York” at MoMA

Alfred Leslie, “The Second Two-Panel Horizontal” (1958)

First, here’s a bit of advice for anyone out there who thinks that yet another abstract expressionist show, especially one drawn exclusively from MoMA’s permanent collection, really can’t be very interesting.

You’re wrong.

“Abstract Expressionist New York” is not only one of the most enjoyable shows you’re […]

“I think every artist would like to be a rock star.” – Robert Ayers in conversation with Mickalene Thomas.

Mickalene Thomas

No one walking along West 53rd Street on the way to MoMA this summer can miss Mickalene Thomas’s remarkable installation Le déjeuner sur l’herbe: Les Trois Femmes Noires in the window of The Modern restaurant. What may come as a surprise to many MoMA visitors though, are the direct links that exist […]

“The knife is real, the blood is real, and the emotions are real.” – Robert Ayers in conversation with Marina Abramović

Marina Abramović performing "Lips of Thomas" (original 1975) as part of "Seven Easy Pieces" (2005)

I really don’t think I have ever met a more inspiring artist than Marina Abramović. She is only a few years older than me and I have followed her work like an awe-struck younger brother since I first became […]

Art Fair Conversations – Armory Arts Week, 2010

Clayton Price, "Unheeded Warning" (2001) at Verge

This is the busiest – and many people would say the most important – week in the New York City art calendar. The Armory Show itself, on the west side’s Piers 92 and 94, is one of the world’s most significant art fairs. Every year it attracts […]