Tag Archives: Peter Plagens


Facing the Blank Canvas: Artists’ Tips for Getting Started

Terror. Doubt. Anxiety. Artists offer their strategies for getting beyond the roadblocks and starting new work Read More

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Top 7 New Art Bios for Summer Beach Reading

The season’s page-turners: Lives of the artists, from Michelangelo to Nauman Read More


Before the Kanye Kerfuffle Was the Queen Brouhaha

In 2007 we profiled George Condo, creator of that controversial Kanye West album cover that does not seem destined for a store near you. Read about his punk-rock past, how his portrait of Queen Elizabeth freaked out the English, and why his depictions of women are so ferocious. Read More


Fake Tiepolos and the Cabbage Patch Queen

Taking off from the Old Masters, George Condo paints grotesque yet appealing figures that exist somewhere in the territory where Francis Bacon meets Hans Bellmer. Read More


Biopics Mix Shticks, Kitsch

Moviemakers love to dramatize the lives of famous artists, but they often stumble on the details. Read More