Author Archives: Ann Landi

Disappearing Forest of Germany, 2009.  ©ALAN SONFIST/COURTESY THE ARTIST
Profiles

Separating the Trees from the Forest

Alan Sonfist has built a career as an urban land artist. Read More

Untitled, 2009, a haunting work in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.  COURTESY GREENE NAFTALI GALLERY, NEW YORK
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A Minimalist Maximalist

In large abstract paintings, Jacqueline Humphries puts a contemporary spin on the AbEx and Minimalist tradition. Read More

Empire, 2008, a watercolor on paper, is based on a sign above the Empire movie house in Montgomery, Alabama.  ©ROBERT COTTINGHAM/COURTESY FORUM GALLERY, NEW YORK
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Signs of the Times

Robert Cottingham’s paintings bring back the marquees and neon glitz of midcentury America. Read More

Nicola Tyson, Portrait Head #55, 2003. Picasso spurred Tyson "toward more self-discovery." LAMAY PHOTO/COURTESY FRIEDRICH PETZEL GALLERY, NEW YORK
Features

‘Dear Picasso’

Revisiting and recasting the master’s work, from Cubism through Guernica to the Mosqueteros of his old age, new generations of artists are discovering Picasso all over again. Read More

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Beyond the Modigliani Myth

A new biography disputes the notion of the artist as a dissolute madman . Read More

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Shooting the Messengers

Photographers Photograph Photographers. Read More

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Michelangelo: Naked Truths?

Just where the artist took inspiration for The Last Judgment's nude figures has become a matter of debate. Read More

Raphael’s The School of Athens, 1509–10, contains a rare contemporary portrait of a young Michelangelo: the figure, seated front and center, writing in a notebook. STANZA DELLA SEGNATURA, VATICAN PALACE
Archived Reviews Books

Up the Rome Staircase

Young Michelangelo:
The Path to the Sistine
By John T. Spike
Vendome Press, 272 pages, $27.95 Read More

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De Niro Jr. on De Niro Sr.

Robert De Niro keeps his late father's studio the way it was left in 1993 and has just established an annual award to midcareer artists . Read More

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Profiles

Getting Paint Off the Wall

Starting with cheerful spills of industrial materials, Lynda Benglis has teased the limits of taste, eroticism, and the male-dominated art world. Read More

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The Five-Year Plan

How the Met and the Whitney came to share an iconic Warhol. Read More

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Looking at Art

Food for Thought

Everyone agrees that portion sizes in depictions of the Last Supper have grown. Not everyone agrees why. Read More

Self-Portrait I, 2009, Self-Portrait II, 2009–10, and Self-Portrait III, 2009, three of Close’s monumental oils. PRESTEL, 2010
Archived Reviews Books

Ready for His Close-Up

Chuck Close: Life
By Christopher Finch
Prestel, 352 pages, $34.95 Read More

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Features

Where the Art Happens

Museums are finding ingenious ways to connect visitors with the artist’s interior world. Read More