Author Archives: Ann Landi


Features
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The Artistic Influences that Made Artists Artists

Hank Willis Thomas, Pat Steir, Deborah Kass, and others reflect on their early encounters with art and the childhood experiences that shape their work Read More


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When Is an Artwork Finished?

For some artists, a work is done when it leaves the studio. Others keep tinkering in the galleries. One waits for the piece to “cry uncle” Read More


Profiles
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Charline von Heyl: Unexpected Collisions

Charline von Heyl’s paintings revel in encounters between the geometric and the organic, the decorative and the figurative
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Features
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Title Fights: How Museums Name Their Shows

Generating a title for a museum show involves curators, directors, publicists, and more. It can be grueling, it can be fun, and it sometimes takes years to find the right one Read More


Trends
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Show and Tell: The Dos and Don’ts of Studio Visits

Art-world insiders dispense advice on what you should say, how the artist ought to display the work, and which refreshments to serve, if any Read More


Looking at Art
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Overshadowed by Diebenkorn: Rose Mandel Is Back

Rose Mandel finally gets credit in San Francisco (and in ARTnews) for her achievements in portraiture and beyond Read More


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That’s the Spirit: O’Keeffe’s Kachinas

The artist’s depictions of the landscape and Native American cultures around Santa Fe are featured in a traveling show Read More


Books Reviews
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Don’t Think About Picasso: The Wisdom of Agnes Martin

A new book celebrates a four-decade friendship between Agnes Martin and Pace Gallery’s Arne Glimcher Read More


Trends
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Split Decisions: When Critics Change Their Minds

What makes art critics revise their opinions? Some mind-changing critics explain Read More


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‘You Had to Have a Veronese’

A survey at the Ringling chronicles the career of the Renaissance painter American collectors coveted Read More


Profiles
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Nari Ward: Poetic Justice

With haunting juxtapositions of objects at once fragile and grandiose, the Jamaica-born artist comments on liberty, democracy, and his own story as an immigrant Read More


Books Reviews
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O’K Corrals

A new book chronicles the transformation of two New Mexico properties into distinctly O’Keeffian studios and residences Read More


Features
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Auto-Destructive Tendencies

Whether by burning, cutting, shredding, or simply leaving them at the curb, artists have various reasons for disposing of their own works   Read More


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The Quay Brothers on the set of Street of Crocodiles, 1986.  Still from their animation sequence in Frida, 2002 (below).

Brothers Grim

The spooky animations of the Quay Brothers come to MoMA Read More