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

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 Claes Oldenburg’s archives go to the Getty Research Institute . . . three features and one obituary:

What Happened at Those Happenings?NYT Arts & Leisure, Feb. 5, 2012
In advance of the Pace exhibition "Happenings: New York, 1958-1963," some of the creators and participants of those fabled events spoke about their lasting influence.
Slide Show: 'Happenings: New York, 1958-1963

Claes Oldenburg - The Virtuoso of Public SculptureArt Economist, Nov. 2011, cover story
Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen and the making of public monuments for over three decades.

Going Softly Into a Parallel UniverseNYT Arts & Leisure, May 17, 2009
Claes Oldenburg reflects on his art at the first show he's had since the death of his wife.
Interactive: Claes, A HistoryVideo: Scenes From 'Fotodeath'

Coosje van Bruggen, Sculptor, Dies at 66 • NYT Obituaries, Jan. 14, 2009
Ms. van Bruggen was a critic, art historian and artist known for the colorful public sculptures she created around the world with her husband, the Pop artist Claes Oldenburg.

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