Tag Archives: Jon Kessler


Being a Good Critic in a Bad World: Hal Foster and the Avant-Garde

The title of Hal Foster’s new book Bad New Days: Art, Criticism, Emergency is drawn from an oft-quoted maxim of Bertolt Brecht’s: “Don’t start with the good old days, but the bad new ones.” Contending that the last 25 years … Read More

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Image on home page: Deborah Kass, Four Barbras, 1992, silkscreen on canvas. Photo: Kendall Mills. Courtesy the Artist and Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York.

Let My People Show: Welcome to ‘Jew York’

Jewish art geography, from Aleph and Arbus to Robert Zimmerman Read More


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