Jason Farago is an art critic for The New York Times and editor of the recent anthology Out of Practice: Ten Issues of Even, 2015–18. In 2017 he was awarded the inaugural Rabkin Prize for art criticism. (April 2019)

IN THE REVIEW

J’Accuse!

History of Violence

by Édouard Louis, translated from the French by Lorin Stein

Who Killed My Father

by Édouard Louis, translated from the French by Lorin Stein
The story begins late on Christmas Eve, 2012. Édouard is twenty years old, and he has left the apartment of friends in northeast Paris, where they have had a few bottles of wine. He takes a share-bike as far as the place de la République, and then, to clear his …

A Flag Is a Flag Is a Flag

Jasper Johns: Catalogue Raisonné of Painting and Sculpture

edited by Roberta Bernstein with Heidi Colsman-Freyberger, Caitlin Sweeney, and Betsy Stepina Zinn

Jasper Johns: Redo an Eye

by Roberta Bernstein
A good mythology needs a Genesis story. For Jasper Johns, the dawn of creation came in the late fall of 1954, and was instigated not by divine revelation but something close to it: a vision in a dream.