In Joan Semmel’s Crossed Legs, 2011, the sexuality is more restrained than in her earlier work.

The Body In Winter

Artists are taking on themes of aging, transformation, and decay Read More

“My role will be different than it ever could have been at the Met,” says Tinterow of his new position in Houston.

Thinking Big

Gary Tinterow returns to Texas to run the Museum of Fine Arts—and to grow it even larger Read More

Looking at Art
Cézanne’s The Large Bathers, 1906, devoid of slick finish and slick emotion, is rife with contradictions.

Bathers But Not Beauties

Cézanne’s nude figures in a landscape are meant to disturb rather than delight us Read More

Dan Flavin, Paul Cézanne, 1959, charcoal, 87⁄8" x 12".  Morgan Library & Museum.

An Artist Whose Autobiography Was Drawing

Dan Flavin at the Morgan Library & Museum Read More

I Didn’t Say, 2011, by Emin.

‘In a Rodin/Turner Sandwich’

Tracey Emin finds common ground with two unlikely predecessors in an erotic exhibition Read More


Connecting the Dots

A new documentary looks for links in the life (and death) or Mark Lombardi Read More

Mickalene Thomas, Sleep: Deux Femmes Noires, 2011 (top), a riff on Courbet’s sleeping women.

Double Exposure

In paintings, photography, sculpture, and performance, artists are summoning the age-old distinction between naked and nude to comment on gender roles, sexual politics, stereotypes, and more Read More

Mark Rothko, Iphigenia and the Sea/Horizontal Phantasy, 1943, oil on canvas, 353⁄4" x 48".  Portland Art Museum.

When Rothko Was Rothkowitz

Mark Rothko at the Portland Art Museum Read More

Louise Bourgeois sculpting Sleep II in Italy, 1967 (above).  The Dangerous Obsession, 2003 (below).

Analyze This

The Freud Museum puts Louise Bourgeois on the couch Read More

Books Reviews
Priced at $1,200,  John Baldessari’s Quality Material  attracted no buyers in 1968. In 2007 it fetched $4.4 million at Christie’s.

How to Buy, Sell, & Have an ‘Aha’ Moment

On ‘The Value of Art’ Read More

Ileana Sonnabend, Robert Rauschenberg, and Michael Sonnabend at Galerie Sonnabend in Paris, ca. 1963.

Rauschenberg Eagle Ruffles Feathers

Sonnabend heirs, IRS dispute value of ‘Canyon’ Read More