I write about all aspects of art and the art world – from artists, museums, galleries, and the market to museum issues, art history, conservation, and art law. Writing about art  has allowed me to tackle virtually any subject I've wanted to, from politics and technology to military history and contemporary culture.  It is the perfect beat for anyone who wants to be a generalist in specialist's clothing.  

You can find my work in WSJ., TThe New York Times, and 1stdibs, among others.  I have also written for Slate, The Atlantic Monthly, Abu Dhabi's National, Art + Auction, Art in America and many more.   

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Latest Stories

Trending Now: Veteran art critic Carol Kino calls for the end of trends in art—or not.
Robb Report Muse, Fall 2019
Brand names alone do not an art world make. Even mega-dealers recognize the need for other voices.

Epitaph: Feeding the Coyotes
Ursula, Summer 2019
Lyn Kienholz’s crusade for California art

113 Chairs That Prove Danish Design Isn’t Limited to Denmark
1stdibs Introspective, May 5, 2019
In an innovative display, the Designmuseum Danmark is permanently exhibiting the 20th century's most iconic seats.

Getting the Picture
WSJ., July 28, 2018
How did Instagram become the art world’s obsession? Though it may seem obvious that a visually driven platform would resonate in a visually driven industry, the story is more complex. 

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Latest News

I won the New York Public Library’s Cullman Fellowship for my first book, from their largest-ever pool of applicants.

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News Flashback

As the Shed unveils Agnes Denes’s long-awaited New York retrospective, here’s a flashback to her first major comeback press coverage, on the occasion of her first solo show with Leslie Tonkonow:

Stretching Her Creativity as Far as Possible • NYT Arts & Leisure, Dec. 2, 2012
The work of the artist Agnes Denes, in all its variety, is being introduced to new audiences in shows on both coasts. Slide show: Good at Math

LA’s Inventory Press is launching the monograph Steven Leiber Catalogs, in memory of the late pioneering dealer, gallerist and collector of ephemera and multiples. Here’s what Leiber himself had to say about the Peter Norton Christmas Project, a multiples project created by another pioneering collector:

Yes, Virginia, There Is a Resale Market • NYT Arts & Leisure, Dec. 18, 2005
For just a few thousand of his closest friends, Peter Norton redefines the art of giving.

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