Author Archives: Barbara A. MacAdam


Features
'Different Degrees of Passion' (1992) by Simard.

‘An Angel That Sits Upon Our Shoulders': Nick Cave Reflects on the Loss of Gallerist Claude Simard

These days, with the conversation around art having shifted so dramatically towards the market, it can be a challenge to remember that dealers and their galleries aren’t just there to sell pieces. Throughout art history, the legendary dealers—Pierre Matisse, Ambroise … Read More


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Rosy Keyser’s Sculptures Create Stories That Never End

Rosy Keyser creates mystery narratives out of foraged wood, found objects, tar, wire, ropes, and more Read More


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Barbara Nessim: An Illustrated Life

A new volume is a cultural history, a biography, and a portrait of New York’s fertile creative milieu Read More


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Llyn Foulkes performing with his one-man-band contraption, The Machine, 2008. 2008. PHOTO: IVA HLADIS.

That’s All, Foulkes

Documentary chronicles life and times of artist who repeatedly shoots himself in the foot Read More


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Francis Alÿs: Architect of the Absurd

Francis Alÿs mixes the poetic and the political in his witty, Sisyphean performances and in sculptures, drawings, and
other works that relate to them Read More


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Solar Flair: An Artistic Lamp, Powered by the Sun

Olafur Eliasson and Frederik Ottesen create an object that provides light in places off the electrical grid Read More


Profiles
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­­Pink and Red and NASCAR Too

Serendipity and an eye for the playful and incongruous animate Diana Cooper’s art, which links mind and matter, sports and science, music and literature, and everything else Read More


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Robert Wilson’s rendition of Carl Maria von Weber’s opera  Der Freischütz, performed in Baden-Baden, Germany, in 2009,  with costumes by Viktor & Rolf.

Wilson’s World

Celebrating Robert Wilson’s birthday with essays, interviews, a frog, and a sharkshin shoe Read More


Reviews
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Driven to Abstraction?

Willem de Kooning at the Museum of Modern Art Read More


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Jules Olitski, Fair Charlotte, 1961, Magna acrylic on canvas, 80" x 122". FreedmanArt.

Circle in the Square

Jules Olitski at FreedmanArt, up through August 12. Read More


Looking at Art
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Pushing the Boundaries of Drawing

Richard Serra on sketching, mapping, rolling, stapling, cutting, and the other techniques he used to make the works in his Met drawings retrospective. Read More


Features
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Top Ten ARTnews Stories: "Not a Picture but an Event"

Coining the term "Action Painting," Harold Rosenberg put the name on the style that made New York the capital of the art world. Read More


Reviews
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Rooms with a View

The Venice Biennale and Documenta 12 provide a thoughtful take on the shock of the news. Read More


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The New Abstraction

True, it never really went away. But abstraction is in the midst of a revival, flaunting its brilliant past as it reconfigures itself for the future. Read More