Author Archives: Ann Landi

“Like being around a herd of otherworldly elephants” is how Saltz described walking around works, like Band, 2006, in Richard Serra’s MoMA retrospective. LORENZ KIENZLE/©2010 RICHARD SERRA/ARTISTS RIGHTS SOCIETY (ARS), NEW YORK/LOS ANGELES COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART, GIFT OF ELI AND EDYTHE BROAD
Archived Reviews Books

Separating the Good from the ‘Crapola’

Seeing Out Louder
By Jerry Saltz
Hard Press Editions/Hudson Hills Press,
420 pages, $40
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News

On With the Shows

Jeffrey Deitch explains why his career change from dealer to museum director makes sense. Read More

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Looking at Art

Dancing with Degas

An exhibition explores Picasso's seven-decade obsession with a man he saw as not only an artistic predecessor but also a father figure. Read More

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Features

Is Beauty in the Brain of the Beholder?

Researchers in the evolving field of neuroesthetics seek to determine what happens in the cerebral cortex when we see art—and, in the process, figure out what makes great works so mesmerizing. Read More

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News

Little Archer, Big Mystery

As a marble sculpture of a boy makes its debut at the Met, experts continue to debate whether it is an early Michelangelo . Read More

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Features

What They See in Van Gogh’s Ear

In the decades since van Gogh sliced off a portion of his left earlobe, the event has given rise to theories, pranks, merchandise, and a host of references in culture high and low. Read More

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News

Decoding Leonardo

With a spate of suggested new attributions and a theme park devoted to his work, Leonardo da Vinci remains a source of speculation, mystery, and popular appeal. Read More

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Features

A New Creativity?

Now that the days of glitz and glamour in the art market are over, how will creativity be affected? Some artists, curators, museum directors, and dealers predict a new seriousness. Others warn against bohemian fantasy. But all agree the conversation has changed. Read More

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Features

Top Ten ARTnews Stories: Capturing the Artist in Action

Robert Goodnough's "Pollock Paints a Picture" was a classic entry in the magazine's series of articles chronicling the step-by-step process of painters and sculptors at work. Read More

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Top Ten ARTnews Stories: A Modernist Manifesto

In "The Liberating Quality of Avant-Garde Art," Meyer Schapiro explained why abstraction in painting and sculpture was so revolutionary. Three decades later, he finally consented to sit for a lengthy profile. Read More

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Features

Top Ten ARTnews Stories: How Jeff Koons Became a Superstar

Kelly Devine Thomas tracked the way an artist shaped his own career. Read More

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Trends

Multiple Personalities

Rebelling against the notion of a signature style, some painters are working in a variety of genres and stretching the idea of what a painting can be. Read More

Greenfield-Sanders, manning an antique view camera, prepares to take a picture of porn star Tera Patrick, as makeup artist Lia Van de Donk and assistant Mark Mahaney help with the shoot. Jordan Schaps is at left. FROM ‘XXX: 30 PORN-STAR PORTRAITS’ ©2004 TIMOTHY GREENFIELD-SANDERS
Profiles

Porn Identity

Timothy Greenfield-Sanders takes a humanistic look at adult-film stars. Read More

Aleksandra Mir’s “spoof on Earth Art and art history” transformed a Dutch beach into a lunar landscape of hills and craters for a day in l999. COURTESY THE ARTIST (2)
Trends

Moving Mountains, Walking on Water

As artists like James Turrell and Michael Heizer continue to toil on their massive Earthworks, caretakers of other examples of Land Art are facing questions of conservation, access, and environmental impact. Meanwhile, more ecologically conscious artists have been updating the genre. Read More