Tag Archives: Robert Gober


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

Artists Retrospective
Leonard Nimoy taking a photograph for "Secret Selves." SETH KAYE PHOTOGRAPHY

Multiple Personalities: Leonard Nimoy on His ‘Secret Selves’ Photographs in 2010

Though known for playing Spock on the sci-fi TV show Star Trek, Leonard Nimoy, who died at age 83 on February 27, also had one foot in the art world. He studied with conceptual photographer Robert Heinecken when he was … Read More


Robert Gober at Museum of Modern Art

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Tania Bruguera, Tatlin's Whisper #5, 2008COURTESY TATE

Morning Links: Tania Bruguera Edition

“Ram V. Sutar, 89, has already created more than 200 distinct statues, many of them massive. Now, he is a leading contender for the commission to produce the world’s largest statue: a 597-foot-tall rendering—which would be nearly twice as high … Read More

Forrest Bess, Bodies of Little Dead Children, 1949, oil on canvas. THE MENIL COLLECTION, HOUSTON. PHOTO: PAUL HESTER.

Best of Forrest Bess, Via Robert Gober & Menil

Menil Collection surveys brooding work of Forrest Bess, painter and visionary Read More

Photograph of Patrick Jacobs working on Raked Leaves, 2008, a miniature “diorama” viewed through a three-inch window.

Use Your Illusion

Contemporary sculptors are tricking the eye and the mind with uncannily realistic objects Read More


A New Look at an Edgy Realist

The visionary landscapes of Charles Burchfield come to the Hammer Museum in a major show curated by contemporary sculptor Robert Gober. Read More