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., T, The 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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Into the Blue
WSJ., January 28, 2017
The Paris apartment where French artist Yves Klein lived, worked and died has been preserved by his widow for more than five decades. A new book brings his time there to life.
Sculptor Sam Perry Finds the Beauty in Fallen Trees
1stdibs Introspective, December 19, 2016
The Hawaiian-born artist started working with wood in his father’s canoe shop. Now, his carved abstractions are on display in San Francisco.
The New Utopian City of Experimentation
Art Basel Miami Beach magazine, December 2016
Even with its tech elite and cool California lifestyle, San Francisco has never seemed like a contemporary art center... until now? Carol Kino went west to see if the rumors about the City by the Bay as the new art capital are true.
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Brainard Carey Interview on Yale Public Radio
Brainard interviewed me for his wonderful program "Lives of the Most Excellent Artists, Curators, Architects, Critics and more" on Yale University Radio. We talked about the difference between critics and journalists (I initially used a very old-fashioned, purist, newspaper kind of definition of critic, mea culpa) and segued to the future for journalism and cultural journalism in the age of Trump.
Art Basel Miami Beach
For the Conversation and Salon program, I moderated a panel on Public Museums and Private Partnerships. The panelists were Neal Benezra, the director of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Norah Stone, collector, philanthropist and a trustee of SF MoMA; and Howard Rachofsky, collector, philanthropist and a trustee of the Dallas Museum of Art.
Post-election, 2016: How did Normal Rockwell come to paint "The Golden Rule," his paean to multicultural harmony?
Preserving a Rockwell Era • NYT Museums, March 19, 2009
The Norman Rockwell Museum turns back the clock to 1960, when the artist put his popularity to work for social causes.
Election Day, 2016: Ever wonder why we're obsessed with polling? Blame it on the Surrealists. They pioneered the craze in 1928, nearly 10 years before statisticians like George Gallup began quantifying it as a science.
Ceci N'est Pas Surrealism: Even if you don't know Surrealism, it knows you • Slate, February 19, 2002
A discussion of Surrealism, plus Slate's first slideshow
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