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 Times1stdibs and ArtDesk, 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

The Artist’s Artist: Robert Irwin Continues to Create and Inspire
WSJ. magazine, Jan. 23, 2016
With multiple works on display at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C., the Dia: Beacon in New York and a 13,000-square-foot installation in Marfa, Texas, 15 years in the making, the 87-year-old artist shows no signs of slowing down.

Gordon Parks' Jim Crow Photos Still Resonate, Alas
1stdibs Introspective, Dec. 7, 2015
Recent racial injustices spurred New York's Salon 94 Freemans to exhibit a selection of full-color images from the pioneering photographer's pivotal 1956 Life magazine photo shoot focused on life in segregated Alabama.

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Latest News

Dr. Lisa Gives a Sh*t
Last fall, I appeared on this weekly radio show hosted by my good friend Lisa Levy–aka Dr. Lisa Levy S.P (Self-Proclaimed), which airs on Radio Free Brooklyn.  She analyzed my issues with my accent (slightly English) and I analyzed her problems interviewing male artists of a certain age and stature.  

A Talk With the Critics
I spoke on a panel with Ben Davis, Andrew Russeth and Benjamin Sutton, moderated by the excellent Sharon Louden–part of the Professional Practice Lecture Series at the New York Academy of Art.     

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News Flashback

Jan. 25, 2016:  R.I.P. Mr. Dial

Letting His Life's Work Do the Talking
Arts & Leisure, February 20, 2011
The work of Thornton Dial will be on exhibit at his first career retrospective at the Indianapolis Museum of Art.
Slide Show: Slide Show: Thornton Dial
Video: Excerpt, 'Mr. Dial Has Something to Say'