Kenneth Clark: Looking for Civilisation an exhibition at Tate Britain, London, May 19–August 10, 2014.
The Books That Shaped Art History: From Gombrich and Greenberg to Alpers and Krauss edited by Richard Shone and John-Paul Stonard
Alibis: Sigmar Polke, 1963–2010 an exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, New York City, April 19–August 3, 2014; Tate Modern, London, October 1, 2014–February 8, 2015; and Museum Ludwig, Cologne, March 14–July 5, 2015
Piero della Francesca: Personal Encounters an exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, January 14–March 30, 2014
L.S. Lowry: The Art and the Artist by T.G. Rosenthal
Lowry and the Painting of Modern Life an exhibition at Tate Britain, London, June 25–October 20, 2013
Bad Boy: My Life On and Off the Canvas by Eric Fischl and Michael Stone
Artist and Visionary: William Matthew Prior Revealed an exhibition at the Fenimore Art Museum, Cooperstown, New York, May 26–December 31, 2012; and the American Folk Art Museum, New York City, January 24–May 26, 2013
The Civil War and American Art an exhibition at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C., November 16, 2012–April 28, 2013, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, May 21–September 2, 2013
Drawing Surrealism an exhibition at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, October 21, 2012–January 6, 2013; and the Morgan Library and Museum, New York City, January 25–April 21, 2013
George Bellows an exhibition at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., June 10–October 8, 2012; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, November 14, 2012–February 18, 2013; and the Royal Academy of Arts, London, March 16–June 9, 2013
Quay Brothers: On Deciphering the Pharmacist’s Prescription for Lip-Reading Puppets an exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, New York City, August 12, 2012–January 7, 2013
Bellini, Titian, and Lotto: North Italian Paintings from the Accademia Carrara, Bergamo an exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, May 15–September 3, 2012
Lucian Freud Drawings an exhibition at Blain/Southern, London, February 17–April 5, 2012, and Acquavella Galleries, New York City, May 1–June 9, 2012
Cindy Sherman an exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, New York City, February 26–June 11, 2012
“My painting is tomorrow’s painting. Watch and see.”—Forrest Bess an exhibition at Christie’s, New York City, March 1–April 11, 2012
The Man That Got Away an installation at the Whitney Biennial, the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City, March 1–May 27, 2012
Wilhelm Lehmbruck: Sculptures and Etchings an exhibition at the Michael Werner Gallery, New York City, January 19–March 3, 2012; and at Michael Werner Kunsthandel, Cologne, March 30–May 4, 2012
Kneeling Woman 100 Years: Wilhelm Lehmbruck in Paris 1911 edited by Raimund Stecker and Marion Bornscheuer
de Kooning: A Retrospective an exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, New York City, September 18, 2011–January 9, 2012
Frans Hals in the Metropolitan Museum an exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, July 26–October 10, 2011
Frans Hals: Style and Substance by Walter Liedtke
Lyonel Feininger: At the Edge of the World an exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City, June 30–October 16, 2011, and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, January 20–May 13, 2012
Lyonel Feininger: Photographs, 1928–1939 an exhibition at the Kupferstichkabinett, Berlin, February 26–May 15, 2011, the Pinakotek der Moderne, Munich, June 2–July 17, 2011, the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, October 25, 2011–March 11, 2012, and the Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge,
Lyonel Feininger: Drawings and Watercolors from the Julia Feininger Estate an exhibition at Moeller Fine Art, New York City, June 27–October 15, 2011
To Make a World: George Ault and 1940s America an exhibition at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, D.C., March 11–September 5, 2011; the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri, October 8–December 31, 2011; and the Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, Georgia, February 18–
Rooms with a View: The Open Window in the 19th Century an exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City,
George Condo: Mental States an exhibition at the New Museum, New York City, January 26–May 8, 2011; the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, June 25–September 25, 2011; the Hayward Gallery, London, October 18, 2011–January 15, 2012;
The Imaginary Portraits of George Condo with an essay by Ralph Rugoff
German Impressionist Landscape Painting: Liebermann—Corinth—Slevogt an exhibition at the Wallraf-Richartz-Museum and Fondation Corboud, Cologne, April 30–August 1, 2010, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, September 12–December 5, 2010
Lovis Corinth: A Feast of Painting edited by Agnes Husslein-Arco and Stephan Koja
Otto Dix an exhibition at the Neue Galerie, New York City, March 11–August 30, 2010, and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, September 24, 2010–January 2, 2011
Christen Købke: Danish Master of Light an exhibition at the National Gallery, London, March 17–June 13, 2010; and at the National Gallery Complex, Edinburgh, July 4–October 3, 2010
Miroslav Tichý an exhibition at the International Center of Photography, New York City, January 29–May 9, 2010
2010: The Whitney Biennial an exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City, February 25–May 30, 2010.
Skin Fruit: Selections from the Dakis Joannou Collection an exhibition at the New Museum, New York City, March 3–June 6, 2010.
Luc Tuymans an exhibition at the Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, September 17, 2009–January 3, 2010; the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, February 6–May 2, 2010; the Dallas Museum of Art, June 6–September 5, 2010; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Oct
American Stories: Paintings of Everyday Life, 1765–1915 an exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, October 12, 2009–January 24, 2010, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, February 28–May 23, 2010
Luis Meléndez: Master of the Spanish Still Life an exhibition at the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., May 17–August 23, 2009; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, September 23, 2009–January 3, 2010; and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, January 31–May 9, 2010
James Ensor an exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, June 28–September 21, 2009, and at the Musée d'Orsay, Paris, October 20, 2009–February 4, 2010
Between Street and Mirror: The Drawings of James Ensor edited by Catherine de Zegher
Let’s See: Writings on Art from The New Yorker by Peter Schjeldahl
The 7 Days Art Columns, 1988–1990 by Peter Schjeldahl
Columns and Catalogues by Peter Schjeldahl
The Hydrogen Jukebox: Selected Writings of Peter Schjeldahl, 1978–1990 edited by Malin Wilson, with an introduction by Robert Storr
Thomas Chambers: American Marine and Landscape Painter, 1808–1869 an exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, September 27– December 28, 2008; the Hyde Collection, Glens Falls, New York, February 8–April 19, 2009; the American Folk Art Museum, New York City, September 29, 2009–March 7, 2010; and the Indiana Univers
Louise Bourgeois an exhibition at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York City, June 27–September 28, 2008;the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, October 26, 2008– January 25, 2009;and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C.,February 26–May 17
Destruction of the Father/Reconstruction of the Father: Writings and Interviews, 1923–1997 by Louise Bourgeois, edited by Marie-Laure Bernadac and Hans-Ulrich Obrist
Louise Bourgeois: Aller-Retour edited by Gerald Matt and Peter Weiermair
Peter Doig an exhibition at Tate Britain, London, February 5–April 27, 2008; the Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, May 21–September 14, 2008; and the Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, October 9, 2008–January 11, 2009.
Frida Kahlo an exhibition at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, October 27, 2007–January 20, 2008; the Philadelphia Museum of Art, February 20–May 18, 2008; and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, June 16–September 28, 2008.
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly a film directed by Julian Schnabel
Before Night Falls a film directed by Julian Schnabel
Basquiat a film directed by Julian Schnabel
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly: A Memoir of Life in Death by Jean-Dominique Bauby, translated from the French by Jeremy Leggatt
C.V.J.: Nicknames of Maitre D’s & Other Excerpts from Life by Julian Schnabel
Forging an American Identity: The Art of William Ranney with a Catalogue of His Works by Linda Bantel and Peter H. Hassrick, with essays by Sarah E. Boehme and Mark F. Bockrath, edited by Kathleen Luhrs
Neo Rauch at the Met: para
Neo Rauch: para catalog of the exhibition by Gary Tinterow and Werner Spies
Hogarth Catalog of the exhibition by Mark Hallett and Christine Riding
Martìn Ramìrez Catalog of the exhibition by Brooke Davis Anderson, with essays by Vìctor M. Espinosa and Kristin E. Espinosa, Daniel Baumann, and Victor Zamudio-Taylor, a foreword by Maria Ann Conelli, and an introduction by Robert Storr.
Orson Welles: Volume 2, Hello Americans by Simon Callow
What Ever Happened to Orson Welles?: A Portrait of an Independent Career by Joseph McBride
Orson Welles: Volume 1, The Road to Xanadu by Simon Callow
Citizen Welles: A Biography of Orson Welles by Frank Brady
Rosebud: The Story of Orson Welles by David Thomson
This Is Orson Welles by Orson Welles and Peter Bogdanovich, edited by Jonathan Rosenbaum, with a new introduction by Peter Bogdanovich
The Magic World of Orson Welles by James Naremore
The Life of John Sell Cotman by Sydney D. Kitson
John Sell Cotman, 1782–1842 edited by Miklos Rajnai
Romantic Landscape: The Norwich School of Painters by David Blayney Brown, Andrew Hemingway, and Anne Lyles
Ingres: 1780–1867 Catalog of the exhibition by Vincent Pomarède, Stéphane Guégan, Louis-Antoine Prat, and Éric Bertin
Ingres and His Critics by Andrew Carrington Shelton
Degas, Sickert and Toulouse-Lautrec: London and Paris, 1870–1910 Catalog of the exhibition by Anna Gruetzner Robins and Richard Thomson
Walter Sickert: A Life by Matthew Sturgis
Jacob van Ruisdael: Master of Landscape Catalog of the exhibition by Seymour Slive
Dali Catalog of the exhibition by Dawn Ades and Michael Taylor
Negative Space: Manny Farber on the Movies by Manny Farber
Gerard ter Borch Catalog of the exhibition edited by Arthur K. Wheelock Jr.
The Art of Adolf Wölfli: St. Adolf-Giant-Creation Catalog of the exhibition by Elka Spoerri and Daniel Baumann, with an essay by Edward M. Gomez and a foreword by Gerard C. Werkin
Madness and Art: The Life and Works of Adolf Wölfli by Walter Morgenthaler, M.D., translated from the German and with an introduction and notes by Aaron H. Esman, M.D., with Elka Spoerri
Beyond Reason: Art and Psychosis, Works from the Prinzhorn Collection by Bettina Brand-Claussen, Inge Jádi, and Caroline Douglas
The Discovery of the Art of the Insane by John M. MacGregor
Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, 1880–1938 Catalog of the exhibition edited by Jill Lloyd and Magdalena M. Moeller
Édouard Vuillard Catalog of the exhibition edited by Guy Cogeval
Max Beerbohm: A Kind of a Life by N. John Hall
George Catlin and His Indian Gallery Catalog of the exhibition edited by George Gurney and Therese Thau Heyman
North American Indians by George Catlin, with an introduction by Peter Matthiessen
Native Americans: A Portrait: The Art and Travels of Charles Bird King, George Catlin, and Karl Bodmer by Robert J. Moore Jr.
Thomas Eakins: American Realist Catalog of the exhibition organized by Darrel Sewell
Gerhard Richter: Forty Years of Painting Catalog of the exhibition by Robert Storr
Gerhard Richter: October 18, 1977 by Robert Storr
The Daily Practice of Painting by Gerhard Richter
Alberto Giacometti Catalog of the exhibition edited by Christian Klemm, in collaboration with Carolyn Lanchner, Tobia Bezzola, and Anne Umland
Gwen John: A Life by Sue Roe
Vermeer and the Delft School Catalog of the exhibition by Walter Liedtke, with Michiel C. Plomp and Axel Rüger.
Vermeer’s Camera: Uncovering the Truth Behind the Masterpieces Philip Steadman
Vermeer: A View of Delft Anthony Bailey
The Art of the Pre-Raphaelites by Elizabeth Prettejohn
Fairfield Porter: A Life in Art by Justin Spring
Fairfield Porter: A Life in Art an exhibition at the AXA Gallery, New York, March 23-May 27, 2000
Selections from the Fairfield Porter Papers Institution, New York, March 16-July 10, 2000 an exhibition at the Archives of American Art/Smithsonian
Art in Its Own Terms: Selected Criticism, 1935-1975 (1983) by Fairfield Porter, edited and with an introduction by Rackstraw Downes
Fairfield Porter: An American Classic (1992) by John T. Spike
Fairfield Porter: The Collected Poems, with Selected Drawings (1985) edited by John Yau, by with David Kermani, with an introduction by John Ashbery
Thomas Eakins (1959) by Fairfield Porter
Heade, Martin Johnson 1999- January 16, 2000; the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., February 13-May 7, 2000; and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, May 28-August 17, 2000. an exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, September 29,, Catalog of the exhibition by Theodore E. Stebbins Jr., with contributions by Janet L. Comey, by Karen E. Quinn, by Jim Wright
Martin Johnson Heade: A Survey, 1840-1900 by Barbara Novak, by Timothy A. Eaton
The Kingdoms of Edward Hicks 1999-January 2, 2000; the Denver Art Museum, February 12-April 30, 2000; and the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, September 24, 2000-February 7, 2001; originally at the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Folk Art Center, Colonial Will an exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, October 10,, Catalog of the exhibition by Carolyn J. Weekley, with the assistance of Laura Pass Barry
Hugging the Shore: Essays and Criticism by John Updike
Man’s Best Friend: Photographs and Drawings by William Wegman, with an introduction by Laurence Wieder
Wegman’s World by Lisa Lyons, by Kim Levin
David Hockney Photographs by David Hockney
An Abyss Deep Enough: Letters of Heinrich von Kleist with a Selection of Essays and Anecdotes edited and translated by Philip B Miller
Plays by Heinrich von Kleist, edited by Walter Hinderer
The Metropolitan Museum of Art's “Piero della Francesca: Personal Encounters,” is the first ever exhibition about Piero’s devotional works, small-size paintings created for bedrooms or set-apart areas in the home.
Over the years, Kiefer’s work, continually summoning up Bible stories, wartime legends, and mystical awarenesses, has become woozily grandiloquent. He is an extraordinary showman, however. His pictures, where model ships or women’s frocks are often placed atop images of endless fields, the sea, or forests, can have a phenomenal physical presence. He is a master transformer of materials. From the first he made lead, steel, straw, glass, or crumbly clumps of cement with rebar sticking out bespeak fragility and delicacy.
This summer, the Neue Galerie in New York is offering the first large-scale American exhibition of the gleefully provocative German painter Otto Dix (1891–1969)—providing a rare opportunity, as New York Review contributor Sanford Schwartz says, "to appreciate an artist who could almost be our contemporary."
New Yorkers currently have two large exhibitions with which to take the pulse of contemporary art, and neither shows the patient feeling altogether well. At the Whitney Biennial, this time around presenting many videos along with paintings, installations, and artists’ collaboratives performing music, the spirit is retiring, docile, and a little like spending an afternoon at some lackluster shows in Chelsea.
In “Gray Magic,” from the February 11 issue of The New York Review, Sanford Schwartz writes about the Luc Tuymans retrospective, which will be on view at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art from February 6 to May 2. (It originated at the Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus, Ohio, and will travel on to Dallas, Chicago, and Brussels; the catalog is edited by Madeleine Grynsztejn and Helen Molesworth.) Below is a slide show of images from the exhibition, accompanied by excerpts from Schwartz’s review.
David Park (1911–1960) is one of those artists who isn’t widely known but whose work inspires a special loyalty and warmth of feeling among his admirers. The partisan flavor his very name can arouse is partly dependent, of course, on his not being a household name to begin with. But Park, who was based in Berkeley, California, and was, along with Richard Diebenkorn and Elmer Bischoff, one of the leading lights of what has been called “Bay Area” painting in the 1950s, makes some of us always eager to see more of his work and learn more about him because his best pictures have a particular tenderness and sense of gravity—a note that sets him apart from near-contemporaries of his such as Alice Neel, Fairfield Porter, or Alex Katz.
Sigmar Polke was funnier, brainier, and more ferocious in his need to experiment than many artists are.