Author Archives: Ann Landi


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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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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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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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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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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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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


Profiles
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

Porn Identity

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


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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)

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


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Untitled, 1968, vacuum-formed plastic. PHOTO BY WILL BROWN, 2002/COURTESY KNOEDLER & COMPANY, NEW YORK

Lost & Found

Sculptor Lee Bontecou, who retreated from the art scene for three decades, makes a dramatic return as the subject of a major retrospective. Read More


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Cindy Sherman is a standout for most critics. Here she poses in Untitled Film Still #7, 1978, characteristically appropriating characters and narratives. Courtesy Metro Pictures, New York

Who Are the Great Women Artists?

Thirty years ago, ARTnews published an essay arguing that social forces had impeded women artists from becoming as great as the male masters. We asked experts if the consensus has changed—and how. Read More


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Who Was the Real Artemisia?

She modeled for her father, became one of the most successful Italian painters of the 17th century, and has sparked the imagination of contemporary novelists and filmmakers. Now the Metropolitan Museum of Art looks at both Gentileschis in a major show . She modeled for her father, became one of the most successful Italian painters of the 17th century, and has sparked the imagination of contemporary novelists and filmmakers. Now the Metropolitan Museum of Art looks at both Gentileschis in a major show. Read More