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“Who Holds the Power in Art?,” Hyperallergic, November 6, 2022.

“The 58th Carnegie International: Is it morning for you yet?,” The Brooklyn Rail, November 2022.

“How to Save the Public Art Museums (A modest proposal!),” CounterPunch, November 18, 2022.

“Art World Life: Learning from Jerry Saltz’s Art is life,” CounterPunch, November 11, 2022.

Beyond Caravaggio: A New Account of Neapolitan Painting,” The Brooklyn Rail, November 2022.

The Imitation Game: Visual Culture in the Age of Artificial Intelligence,” Border Crossings Volume 41, Number 2: Issue on Documentary: “HERE’S LOOKING AT YOU”, October 2022: 163-164.

“Jamie Earnest: Good Mourning,” The Brooklyn Rail, October 2022.

“A Modest Proposal for Curators of Survey Art Exhibitions,” CounterPunch, October 28, 2022.

“Why Art Museums are Changing,” CounterPunch, September 23, 2022.

“What Happens when Culture is too Expensive?,” CounterPunch, September 30, 2022.

“Why Black American Art Matters Right Now,” CounterPunch, August 26, 2022.

“Looking Anew at a Strange Matisse Masterpiece,” Hyperallergic, August 24, 2022.

“Sean Scully’s Abstract Paintings Have Stories to Tell ,” Hyperallergic, July 7, 2022.

“Nora Turato: Govern Me Harder,” The Brooklyn Rail, July 2022.

“Jacques Louis David: Radical Draftsman,” Border Crossings Volume 41, Number 1: HUMAN/NATURE, May 2022.

“Warren Rohrer,” The Brooklyn Rail, May 2022.

“Debra Bricker Balken’s Harold Rosenberg: A Critic’s Life,” The Brooklyn Rail, May 2022.

“The Contradictions of the Contemporary Art Museum,” CounterPunch, April 27, 2022.

“Frédéric Bruly Bouabré: World Unbound,” The Brooklyn Rail, April 2022.

“An Artist’s Monument to the Monotony of Images,” Hyperallergic, April 13, 2022.

“What Can We Learn From Italy’s Early Leftist Modernists?,” Hyperallergic, March 23, 2022.

“Painting that Exhilarates the Eye and Mind,” Hyperallergic, March 3, 2022.

The African Origin of Civilization,” The Brooklyn Rail, March 2022.

Nuestra Casa: Rediscovering the Treasures of The Hispanic Society Museum & Library,” The Brooklyn Rail, March 2022.

“Shikō Munakata: A Way of Seeing,” The Brooklyn Rail, February 2022.

“Philosophy of Aesthetics That’s Actually Fun to Read,” Hyperallergic, February 3, 2022.

“Jane Freilicher & Thomas Nozkowski: True Fictions,” The Brooklyn Rail, February 2022.

“How Can Museums Break Away From White Privilege?,” Hyperallergic, February 27, 2022.

“The Transcendent Power of Black in Norman Lewis’s Abstractions,” Hyperallergic, January 5, 2022.

“The Magnificent Abstractions of Alma Thomas,” Hyperallergic, January 12, 2022.

“Boris Lurie’s Search for Historical Truth in Trauma,” Hyperallergic, January 26, 2022.

“Paul Klee’s Angelus Novus,” Border Crossings Volume 40, Number 3: The Body, January 2022: 122.

“Rethinking Kandinsky,” Hyperallergic, December 23, 2021.

“Jeff Wall,” The Brooklyn Rail, December 2021.

“Does A Pairing With Warhol Do Marisol Any Favors?,” Hyperallergic, December 9, 2021.

“A Philosopher-Painter for Troubled Times,” Hyperallergic, December 30, 2021.

“Elizabeth Murray & Jessi Reaves: Wild Life,” The Brooklyn Rail, November 2021.

“Ron Gorchov’s Art of the Here and Now,” Hyperallergic, October 28, 2021.

“Kon Trubkovich: The Antepenultimate End,” The Brooklyn Rail, October 2021.

“Tomashi Jackson Rediscovers Long Island’s Beleaguered Past,” Hyperallergic, September 15, 2021.

“How War Shaped Afghanistan’s Weaving Traditions,” Hyperallergic, September 30, 2021.

“In Henry Taylor’s Paintings, the Past Bleeds Into the Present,” Hyperallergic, July 31, 2021.

Border Crossings,” The Brooklyn Rail, July 2021.

“The People's MoMA,” artcritical, 5 June, 2021.

“A Deep Dive Into Walter Benjamin,” Hyperallergic, June 5, 2021.

Paul Rodgers, “The Modern Aesthetic”
Molly Warnock, “Simon Hantaï and the Reserves of Painting”
Paul Rodgers, “Pablo Picasso | Simon Hantaï: Drama Shared, Cubism and the Fold”, April 13, 2021

“Liliane Tomasko: We Sleep Where We Fall,” The Brooklyn Rail, April 2021.

Grief and Grievance: Art and Mourning in America,” The Brooklyn Rail, March 2021.

“The Asia Society Triennial,” The Brooklyn Rail, February 2021.

“Aby Warburg’s Bilderatlas Mnemosyne,” The Brooklyn Rail, February 2021.

“A Tattoo Artist’s History of Tattoos,” Hyperallergic, February 27, 2021.

Rembrandt's Orient,” The Brooklyn Rail, February 2021.

“What a Painter Taught Me,” Hyperallergic, January 23, 2021.

“Sue Coe: It Can Happen Here,” The Brooklyn Rail, November 2020.

“Luca Giordano: The Triumph of the Neapolitan Painting,” The Brooklyn Rail, November 2020.

“History According to the Comic Book,” Hyperallergic, November 14, 2020.

“Diversity Billboard Art Project,” The Brooklyn Rail, November 2020.

“The Meanings of Minimalist Memorials,” Hyperallergic, October 24, 2020.

“Where Does a Work of Art Belong?,” Hyperallergic, September 5, 2020.

“The End of Art History,” Hyperallergic, September 26, 2020.

“Isaac Aden: Vespers and Auroras,” The Brooklyn Rail, September 2020.

“Banksy: A Visual Protest,” The Brooklyn Rail, September 2020.

Artemisia,” The Brooklyn Rail, September 2020.

“The Lives of the Art Museum,” Hyperallergic, August 15, 2020.

“The Art World We Have Lost,” Hyperallergic, August 1, 2020.

“Rosie Lee Tompkins: A Retrospective,” The Brooklyn Rail, July 2020.

“Félix Fénéon: Critic, Collector, Anarchist,” Hyperallergic, July 11, 2020.

“A Mural Rises in Pittsburgh,” Hyperallergic, July 18, 2020.

“The Prophecies of Deborah Kass,” Hyperallergic, June 13, 2020.

“The Moral Complexity of War Games,” Hyperallergic, June 27, 2020.

“When Philosophy and Art Intersect,” Hyperallergic, May 2, 2020.

“The Work of Art in the Age of the Internet,” Hyperallergic, May 16, 2020.

“Talking About Art Now,” Hyperallergic, May 30, 2020.

“Rashid Johnson: Untitled Anxious Red Drawings,” The Brooklyn Rail, May 2020.

“RICHARD BRETTELL with David Carrier,” The Brooklyn Rail, May 2020.

“Peter Saul,” The Brooklyn Rail, May 2020.

“When a Square Is Not Just a Square,” Hyperallergic, April 4, 2020.

“The Quality of Mercy, From Caravaggio to Conceptual Art,” Hyperallergic, April 11, 2020.

“When Disaster Can’t Be Pictured,” Hyperallergic, March 21, 2020.

“PIERRE ROSENBERG with Joachim Pisarro and David Carrier,” The Brooklyn Rail, March 2020.

“Color Field, Then and Now,” Hyperallergic, March 7, 2020.

“A Close, Dazzling Look at Michelangelo’s Painting,” Hyperallergic, March 14, 2020.

Sahel: Art and Empires on the Shores of the Sahara,” The Brooklyn Rail, March 2020.

“Taking Appropriation Too Far,” Hyperallergic, February 22, 2020.

“Sculpting With Light, Drawing With Shadow,” Hyperallergic, February 29, 2020.

“Kehinde Wiley Seizes the Throne,” Hyperallergic, February 15, 2020.

“Jake Berthot’s Nowhere Land,” Hyperallergic, February 8, 2020.

“Do the Old Masters Still Speak to Us?,” Hyperallergic, February 1, 2020.

Acquired on eBay (and from other surrogate sources),” The Brooklyn Rail, February 2020.

“When the Exhibition Becomes a Work of Art,” Hyperallergic, January 11, 2020.

“Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, Painter of Modern Anxiety,” Hyperallergic, January 4, 2020.

“The Endlessly Inventive Jörg Immendorff,” Hyperallergic, December 28, 2019.

“Sofonisba Anguisola and Lavinia Fontana: A Tale of Two Women Painters,” The Brooklyn Rail, December 2019.

“El Greco, Modernist Hero,” Hyperallergic, December 7, 2019.

“Ron Gorchov: At the Cusp of the 80s, Paintings 1979–1983,” The Brooklyn Rail, November 2019.

“CAROL SZYMANSKI with David Carrier,” The Brooklyn Rail, November 2019.

“Are We Prepared to Look Seriously at de Chirico?,” Hyperallergic, November 23, 2019.

“Andy Warhol Dreams of God,” Hyperallergic, November 2, 2019.

“Twenty Years of Peter Schjeldahl,” Hyperallergic, October 12, 2019.

“Pierre Soulages, Extreme Painter at 100,” Hyperallergic, October 19, 2019.

“A Richard Serra Thought Experiment,” Hyperallergic, October 26, 2019.

“The Liberating Power of Conversations About Art,” Hyperallergic, September 14, 2019.

“The Aesthetics of Ugliness,” Hyperallergic, September 21, 2019.

“The Trouble with Renoir’s Nudes,” Hyperallergic, August 3, 2019.

“The Rarities and Oddities of a Vanished World,” Hyperallergic, August 24, 2019.

“The Mega-Dealers Who Ate the Art World,” Hyperallergic, August 17, 2019.

“Is George Herriman the Greatest American Visual Artist?,” Hyperallergic, August 10, 2019.

“Broaching the Subject of Beauty,” Hyperallergic, August 31, 2019.

“Reconciling Secular Art in Sacred Spaces,” Hyperallergic, July 20, 2019.

“Navigating the Overload at the Venice Biennale,” Hyperallergic, July 6, 2019.

“Luc Tuymans’s Moral Distance,” Hyperallergic, July 13, 2019.

“Frankenthaler: History Returns to Venice,” The Brooklyn Rail, July 2019.

“A Tribute to Thomas Nozkowski,” The Brooklyn Rail, July 2019.

Arshile Gorky 1904-1948,” The Brooklyn Rail, July 2019.

“Remembering Lawrence Carroll, an American Artist in Europe,” Hyperallergic, June 1, 2019.

“Excavating Mark Rothko’s Theatrical Foundations,” Hyperallergic, June 22, 2019.

“Confronting Art Critics With Their Own Portraits,” Hyperallergic, June 29, 2019.

“Surfboards, Skateboards, and the Question of Art,” Hyperallergic, May 18, 2019.

“Elstir's Harbor at Carquethuit,” The Brooklyn Rail, May 2019.

“A Japanese Classic, Dimly Illuminated,” Hyperallergic, May 25, 2019.

“The Radical Proposition of Dan Robbins,” Hyperallergic, April 14, 2019.

“Is It Beautiful, or Is It Art?,” Hyperallergic, April 20, 2019.

“Sean Scully’s Figurative Leap,” Hyperallergic, March 9, 2019.

“Art of the Russian Revolution, Through Contemporary Eyes,” Hyperallergic, March 2, 2019.

“The 1980s in New York,” Hyperallergic, February 16, 2019.

“Rochelle Feinstein: Image of an Image,” The Brooklyn Rail, February 2019.

“The Met’s Wrong Turn on Revisionism,” Hyperallergic, January 12, 2019.

“Learning from an Art Bastard,” Hyperallergic, January 4, 2019.

“The Emergence of a Brash Young Painter,” Hyperallergic, December 8, 2018.

“John Houck: Holding Environment,” The Brooklyn Rail, December 2018.

“Harvey Quaytman: Against the Static,” The Brooklyn Rail, December 2018.

“Deconstructing Race in Western Painting,” Hyperallergic, December 1, 2018.

“The Challenges of Fashion in a Museum,” Hyperallergic, November 17, 2018.

“René Magritte’s Bad Paintings,” Hyperallergic, November 3, 2018.

“Carnegie International, 57th Edition,” The Brooklyn Rail, November 2018.

“Adrian Piper in Her Own Words,” Hyperallergic, November 10, 2018.

“What Do Art Critics Actually Do?,” Hyperallergic, October 20, 2018.

“Intimate Infinite: Imagine a Journey,” The Brooklyn Rail, October 2018.

“BARBARA DAWSON & SEAN RAINBIRD with David Carrier & Joachim Pissarro,” The Brooklyn Rail, October 2018.

“The Importance of Being Delacroix,” Hyperallergic, September 29, 2018.

“Starry Starry Knight: Malcolm Morley at Sperone Westwater,” artcritical, 27 September, 2018.

“"Right There, Looking": Brian O'Doherty's Collected Essays,” artcritical, 12 September, 2018.

“Connoisseurship Is Not a Dirty Word,” Hyperallergic, September 2, 2018.

“Who Really Owns the Elgin Marbles?,” Hyperallergic, August 4, 2018.

“The Divergence of Art and Fashion at the Metropolitan Museum,” Hyperallergic, July 14, 2018.

“The Art of a Fired Cartoonist,” Hyperallergic, July 21, 2018.

“‘Flesh is the reason oil paint was invented’: Chaim Soutine at the Jewish Museum,” artcritical, 13 July, 2018.

“Sweet, Gritty, Impossible Naples,” Hyperallergic, July 8, 2018.

“DEBORAH NAJAR with Joachim Pissarro and David Carrier,” The Brooklyn Rail, July 2018.

Landscape into Eco Art: Articulations of Nature Since the ’60s,” The Brooklyn Rail, June 2018.

“A Scrambling of Clues: Paul Resika, Geometry and the Sea,” artcritical, 16 May, 2018.

“DOUG AITKEN: New Era,” The Brooklyn Rail, May 2018.

Visions of Order and Chaos: The Enlightened Eye,” The Brooklyn Rail, May 2018.

“SYLVAIN BELLENGER with David Carrier and Joachim Pissarro,” The Brooklyn Rail, April 2018.

“The Museum Reimagined: “Carta Bianca” at Museo di Capodimonte,” artcritical, 27 March, 2018.

Giorgio Morandi: Late Paintings ,” The Brooklyn Rail, April 2018.

“SEAN SCULLY with David Carrier,” The Brooklyn Rail, March 2018.

“The Volunteers: Graphic Arts by Käthe Kollwitz and Sue Coe,” artcritical, 10 February, 2018.

“VANESSA GERMAN,” The Brooklyn Rail, February 2018.

“GEORG BASELITZ: 1977-1992,” The Brooklyn Rail, February 2018.

“E. H. Gombrich and Leonardo: The Role of Scientific Psychology in Art History,” Leonardo, 51, 3 (2018): 222.

“The Ideal Site: Graham Nickson at Betty Cuningham,” artcritical, 15 December, 2017.

“Shoja Azari at Occupy Mana,” artcritical, 19 December, 2017.

“RICHARD SERRA: Sculpture and Drawings,” The Brooklyn Rail, December 2017.

“Dispelled Illusions: Kenny Scharf takes on Color Field,” artcritical, 23 November, 2017.

“A new monograph on Thomas Nozkowski by John Yau,” artcritical, 2 November, 2017.

“JOAN BROWN,” The Brooklyn Rail, November 2017.

“From Mao to Matisse: Claude Viallat in New York,” artcritical, 2 September, 2017.

“OKWUI ENWEZOR with David Carrier & Joachim Pissarro,” The Brooklyn Rail, September 2017.

“THE 57TH VENICE BIENNALE: Viva arte Viva,” The Brooklyn Rail, July 2017.

“CHANTAL JOFFE,” The Brooklyn Rail, July 2017.

“City as Museum: Mimmo Rotella at Gladstone,” artcritical, 10 May, 2017.

Thelma Golden with Joachim Pissarro and David Carrier,” The Brooklyn Rail, May 2017.

“Hard-Edge Happiness: The Paintings of Harvey Quaytman,” artcritical, 18 April, 2017.

“To Organize Delirium: Five Installations by Hélio Oiticica,” artcritical, 15 March, 2017.

“Postwar: A Revisionist Vision from Munich,” artcritical, 7 February, 2017.

“A Natural-Born Storyteller: The Writings of Sean Scully,” artcritical, 23 February, 2017.

“Serial Bowls: The Still Life Paintings of Guggi,” artcritical, 5 January, 2017.

“The Story of Leonardo. One Author’s Perspective,” Leonardo, 50, 3 (2017): 253-4.

“Erik Schmidt,” King Kong 2 (2016): 178.

“Allen Jones’s ‘Chair’,” King Kong 1( 2016): 85.

Robert Mangold: A Survey, 1965 – 2003,” The Brooklyn Rail, March 2017.

Zao Wou-Ki No Limits,” The Brooklyn Rail, December 2016.

“Vive La Revolution,” artcritical, 8 November, 2016.

“SALLY MANN Remembered Light: Cy Twombly in Lexington,” The Brooklyn Rail, November 2016.

“A Passionate Visual Idiom: Carmen Herrera at the Whitney,” artcritical, 20 October, 2016.

“Terrestrial Studio: Dennis Oppenheim at Storm King,” artcritical, 20 September, 2016.

“Landscape of the Self: Adele Tutter on Philip Johnson’s Glass House,” artcritical, 1 September, 2016.

“Andy Warhol & Ai Weiwei,” The Brooklyn Rail, July 2016.

“DAVID REED / THORNTON WILLIS,” The Brooklyn Rail, June 2016.

“Speculative Modernism: Robert Irwin at the Hirshhorn,” artcritical, 11 May, 2016.

“Marianne Vitale at Contemporary Fine Art, Berlin at Frieze,” artcritical, 7 May, 2016.

“NASREEN MOHAMEDI,” The Brooklyn Rail, May 2016.

“Poet, Printer, Prankster: Marcel Broodthaers in Retrospect,” artcritical, 7 April, 2016.

“Perceptual Inventory: A New Anthology by Barry Schwabsky,” artcritical, 11 April, 2016.

Late Medieval Panel Paintings II: Materials, Methods, Meanings,” The Brooklyn Rail, April 2016.

“In the Beginning was the Image: Julian Bell and Archie Rand Paint the Bible,” artcritical, 24 February, 2016.

“An Awesome Pursuit of Variety: Martha Diamond's Little Pictures,” artcritical, 20 February, 2016.

“FRANCIS BACON Late Paintings,” The Brooklyn Rail, February 2016.

“Secret World: The Art of Martin Wong,” artcritical, 31 January, 2016.

“A Very Short History of Poussin Interpretation,” Source 35, 1-2 (Winter 2016): 69-80.

“Mark Tansey: Spinner,” Gagosian (February-April 2016): 148-53.

“Seeing What Sticks: Doron Langberg & Gaby Collins-Fernandez,” artcritical, 21 December, 2015.

“Angelus Novus Anew: R.H. Quatyman's Chapter 29,” artcritical, 11 November, 2015.

“An Art of Plenitude: American Still Life in Philadelphia,” artcritical, 28 November, 2015.

“The Blind Spots of Art History: How Wild Art Came to Be -and Be Ignored,” Friday, October 9, 2015. Link: PDF

Naked at the Edge: Louis Eilshemius and Bob Thompson,” The Brooklyn Rail, November 2015.

“Accidentally on Purpose: Bill Beckley at Albertz Benda,” artcritical, 3 October, 2015.

“Hilma af Klint and the Spiritual in an Artist,” artcritical, 9 September, 2015.

“SEAN SCULLY Different Places,” The Brooklyn Rail, September 2015.

Pearlstein/Warhol/Cantor: From Pittsburgh to New York,” The Brooklyn Rail, July 2015.

“RICHARD ESTES Painting New York City,” The Brooklyn Rail, June 2015.

“Arthur Ou,” The Brooklyn Rail, June 2015.

“Untitled,” Sean Scully: Bricklayer of the Soul, ed. Kelly Grovier (Ostfildern: Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2015): 20-21.

“Untitled,” The Order of Things (Philadelphia: The Barnes Foundation, 2015): 28.

“Bill and I”: A Sentimental Memoir for Bill Berkson,” For Bill, ANYTHING: Images and Text for Bill Berkson, eds. Jarrett Earnest and Isabelle Sorrell (Brooklyn: Pressed Wafer, 2015): 35-9.

“Loom of Origins: Bill Jensen's Way of Developing,” artcritical, 5 May, 2015.

“Teaching contemporary art history in China,” Journal of Contemporary Chinese Art 1, 2&3 (2015): 297-307.

“GLENN LOWRY with Joachim Pissarro, Gaby Collins-Fernandez, and David Carrier,” The Brooklyn Rail, May 2015.

Poussin et Dieu,” The Brooklyn Rail, May 2015.

“Making Art, and Making It Well: Two Recent Group Shows,” artcritical, 3 April, 2015.

“Always a Painter: Lawrence Carroll in Bologna,” artcritical, 20 April, 2015.

In the Studio: Photographs In the Studio: Paintings,” The Brooklyn Rail, April 2015.

Madame Cézanne,” The Brooklyn Rail, March 2015.

“Pop History: Jiri Georg Dokoupil's Modernist Bubbles,” artcritical, 25 February, 2015.

“Notes from NOLA: Two Shows in New Orleans,” artcritical, 16 February, 2015.

“Other Stories: Chris Ofili at the New Museum,” artcritical, 31 January, 2015.

“Be Wild and Obey: Shepard Fairey in Naples,” artcritical, 13 January, 2015.

“LILIANE TOMASKO Into the Darkness,” The Brooklyn Rail, December 2014.

“ALANNA HEISS with David Carrier and Joachim Pissarro, with the assistance of Gaby Collins-Fernandez,” The Brooklyn Rail, December 2014.

“ROBERT GOBER The Heart is Not a Metaphor,” The Brooklyn Rail, November 2014.

“Total Work of Art: "Spaced Out" at Red Bull Studios,” artcritical, 21 October, 2014.

Back to Eden: Contemporary Artists Wander the Garden,” The Brooklyn Rail, October 2014.

“Snips and Snaps: Harry Roseman's Haircuts at Sacha & Olivier,” artcritical, 24 September, 2014.

“Jeff Koons: Split-Rocker at Rockefeller Center,” artcritical, 11 September, 2014.

“MIKHAIL PIOTROVSKY with David Carrier & Joachim Pissarro,” The Brooklyn Rail, September 2014.

“A Dispatch from ‘Manifesta 10’,” artcritical, 25 August, 2014.

“SIR NORMAN ROSENTHAL with David Carrier and Joachim Pissarro,” The Brooklyn Rail, July 2014.

“RYAN CONRAD SAWYER,” The Brooklyn Rail, July 2014.

“Outside the Box: David Carrier on the Legacy of Shaped Canvases,” artcritical, 18 June, 2014.

Pontormo and Rosso Fiorentino: Diverging Paths of Mannerism,” The Brooklyn Rail, June 2014.

“The Painterly and the Linear: Shirley Kaneda and Robert Mangold,” artcritical, 10 May, 2014.

“PHILIPPE DE MONTEBELLO with David Carrier and Joachim Pissarro,” The Brooklyn Rail, May 2014.

“Jennifer Bornstein, Judith Bernstein, and Frances Stark,” The Brooklyn Rail, May 2014.

“Ready for Revival: Germaine Richier’s Figurative Sculptural Fantasies,” artcritical, 12 April, 2014.

“Too Sincere To Be Ironical: Eric Fischl, Bad Boy,” artcritical, 16 March, 2014.

“The Art of the Chart: Loren Munk at Freight + Volume,” artcritical, 13 March, 2014.

“Art Theory/Art Writing,” The Brooklyn Rail, February 2014.

“Small Museum for Brave Art,” ed. Jeffrey Grove Michaél Borremans: As Sweet as it gets (Ostfildern: Hatje Cantz Verlag, 2014), 258.

“Painting as Signal Box: Merlin James in Berlin,” artcritical, 3 December, 2013.

“MASSIMILIANO GIONI with David Carrier and Joachim Pissarro,” The Brooklyn Rail, December 2013.

“CHRISTOPHER WOOL and SEAN SCULLY,” The Brooklyn Rail, December 2013.

“Secular Exhilerations: Gregory Amenoff and Nature,” artcritical, 17 November, 2013.

“A Perfect Friendship: Remembering Arthur Danto,” artcritical, 6 November, 2013.

“Street Art Brazil,” The Brooklyn Rail, November 2013.

“Too Smart To Be Caught In A System: Barry Schwabsky’s Words for Art,” artcritical, 11 October, 2013.

“Old Forms For New Uses: William Kentridge at Marian Goodman and the Met,” artcritical, 21 October, 2013.

Warhol Museum Blog: October 2013

‘Indiscernibles and the Essence of Art: The Hegelian Turn in Arthur Danto’s Aesthetic Theory,” The Library of Living Philosophers. Volume XXXIII. The Philosophy of Arthur C. Danto (Chicago: Open Court, 2013): 215-28.

“JEFFREY DEITCH with David Carrier and Joachim Pissarro,” The Brooklyn Rail, October 2013.

“Punk: Chaos to Couture,” The Brooklyn Rail, September 2013.

“Calligraphy, Meet Graffiti: Calligraffiti at Leila Heller Gallery,” artcritical, 16 September, 2013.

“Et in Pittsburgh Ego: Figment,” artcritical, 22 August, 2013.

“Elective Affinities: Alfonso Ossorio and his Masterful Friends,” artcritical, 1 August, 2013.

“The Artist and the Archive: Neil Jenney at Gagosian,” artcritical, 20 July, 2013.

“Sacred and Profane Machines: Michael Landy at the National Gallery, London,” artcritical, 30 July, 2013.

“Art Criticism That Made A Difference,” The Brooklyn Rail, May 2013.

“The Early Developmental Stage: A Dialogue on the Contemporary Chinese Art World with Author Karen Smith,” artcritical, 13 April, 2013.

“The Contemporary Art Gallery,” The Brooklyn Rail, April 2013.

“Visually Self-Evident: Al Held’s Alphabet Paintings at Cheim & Read,” artcritical, 26 March, 2013.

“Thomas McEvilley, 1939-2013,” artcritical, 3 March, 2013.

“Looking/Reading/Writing,” The Brooklyn Rail, March 2013.

“In Search of the Mutable: Peter Soriano at Lennon Weinberg,” artcritical, 23 February, 2013.

“David Salle 24/7: A Show at Lever House,” artcritical, 12 February, 2013.

“MATISSE In Search of True Painting,” The Brooklyn Rail, February 2013.

“Frank Stella’s Styles,” arte al limite November-December, 2012: 52-7, reprinted in ALLIMITE: 10 anos de arte contemporáneo (Santiago: 2013): 366-71.

“The World Art History Museum,” sztuka I filozofia 42/2013: 79-85.

“Ken Johnson's Burden,” artcritical, 5 December, 2012.

“An Extreme Painter: Eugène Leroy at Michael Werner,” artcritical, 22 December, 2012.

“A Maze and Grace: Alan Shields takes Color Field for a Walk,” artcritical, 18 December, 2012.

“JOSEF SUDEK The Legacy of a Deeper Vision,” The Brooklyn Rail, December 2012.

“The New Barnes Foundation Museum,” The Brooklyn Rail, November 2012.

“What if…? Gutai, Japan’s New York School,” artcritical, 5 October, 2012.

“Touring Yuzi Paradise Art Park, Guilin, China,” Curator: The Art Museum Journal 55, 4 (October 2012): 409-12.

With Joachim Pissarro, “How Modernism revolutionized taste. But left the art world prone to the judgments of the few,” The Art Newspaper 239 (October 2012): 21.

“Surface Truths and Surface Tensions,” ArtUS 2012: 25-35.

“Seeing Blindness NICOLAS POUSSIN, ‘Blind Orion Searching for the Rising Sun’,” The Brooklyn Rail, September 2012.

“Sweeney Guards the Horned Gates: International Abstraction and the Guggenheim,” artcritical, 26 September, 2012.

“Abstraction Goes Underground: The Painting Factory at LA MoCA,” artcritical, 4 September, 2012.

“A Triumphant Survivor: The Ink Paintings of Wu Guanzhong,” artcritical, 15 August, 2012.

“‘Desire Causes the Current to Flow’: André Masson’s Innovations in Taste,” artcritical, 6 June, 2012.

“How Capitalism Functions: Carol Syzmanski at Guided by Invoices,” artcritical, 21 May, 2012.

“What is a Comic? A Brief Sketch of a New Answer to that Old Question,” (Christian Bachmann Verlag: Essen, 2012).

“Art and National Identity: Some Museums in Prague,” Curator 55/2 (April 2012): 227-32.

“The Abstract Paintings of Jacqueline Humphries,” artcritical, 28 April, 2012.

“From Rags to… Found Boots, Gloves and Soda Cans: The Richness of Thornton Dial,” artcritical, 7 April, 2012.

“‘A Pure and Remote View’: James Cahill on Scholarship and the Web,” artcritical, 31 March, 2012.

“Working Space 1600: Shows in Rome of Guercino, Caravaggio and their Contemporaries,” artcritical, 17 March, 2012.

“Its a Gray Old World: Grisaille at Luxembourg & Dayan,” artcritical, 3 February, 2012.

“Looking to Poussin: Bob Thompson's Drawings,” artcritical, 29 December, 2011.

“Caravaggio: James Dean of Baroque Painters,” artcritical, 12 December, 2011.

“Art at Christmas: Fernando Botero, Elija-Liisa Ahtila, Ludwig Blum,” artcritical, 22 December, 2011.

“Roundtable on Cattelan’s ALL at the Guggenheim,” artcritical, December 1, 2011.

“Development Issues: Georges Braque at Acquavella Galleries,” artcritical, 10 November, 2011.

“Forums in Motion: The Guangzhou Triennial,” artcritical, 26 October, 2011.

“China Modernism/Harvard Semiotics,” artcritical, 21 September, 2011.

“Abstract Expressionism Is Alive and Well in Denmark,” artcritical, 23 September, 2011.

“Passage to Postmodernity: Paris-Delhi-Bombay,” artcritical, 3 August, 2011.

“Are You Experienced? Ken Johnson on Psychedelic Consciousness,” artcritical, July 9, 2011.

“Swanning Around Ahead of the Oscars: Three Shows in LA,” artcritical, 23 April, 2011.

“Too absorbed by the future to bother about the past: Robert Rauschenberg,” artcritical, 23 March, 2011.

“Leo Steinberg, 1920-2011,” artcritical, 16 March, 2011.

“Abstract Painting Under Wraps: David Hammons at L&M Arts,” artcritical, 24 February, 2011.

“Arthur Danto: Artist,” artcritical, 1 January, 2011.

“The Art Museum Today,” Curator Volume 54 Number 2 April 2011: 181-89.

“Too absorbed by the future to bother about the past: Robert Rauschenberg,” artcritical, 23 March, 2011.

“Leo Steinberg, 1920-2011,” artcritical, 16 March, 2011.

“Abstract Painting Under Wraps: David Hammons at L&M Arts,” artcritical, 24 February, 2011.

“Arthur Danto: Artist,” artcritical, 1 January, 2011.

“Trampling Images: Buddhist Art in a World Art History” ArtUs 31 (2011): 72-5.

“Proust’s In Search of Lost Time: The Comics Version,” The Art of Comics: A Philosophical Approach, eds. A. Meskin and R. Cook (Malden, MA: Blackwell, 2012 ): 188-202.

"How to misunderstand Chinese art: Seven Examples.” Subversive Strategies in Contemporary Chinese Art, eds. M. B. Wiseman and L. Yeudi (Leiden: Brill, 2011), 369-76.

“Baroque Rhetoric: The Methodology,” Performativity and Performance in Baroque Rome, eds. Peter Gillgren and Marten Snickare (Ashgate: 2011): 188-201.

“The Price of Beauty: Two novels set in the art market,” artcritical, 21 December, 2010.

“Strong on the Margins: AbEx New York at MoMA,” artcritical, November 20, 2010.

“Public Art and Its Discontents. Julie Mehretu at Goldman Sachs,” artcritical, 7 November, 2010.

“Seeing the World Differently: Bill Berkson’s lectures on art and poetry,” artcritical, 4 October, 2010.

“Transcending Suburbia: An exceptional show of Gary Stephan,” artcritical, 27 September, 2010.

“Curved Forms, Out of the Loop: Portugal's Nadir Afonso,” artcritical, 23 August, 2010.

“Silently Still Among Us: The beauty of Bill Beckley,” artcritical, 4 July, 2010.

“Mysterious to the End: Andy Warhol's late work,” artcritical, 21 June, 2010.

“Seeing Out Louder: Art Criticism 2003-2009 by Jerry Saltz,” artcritical, 11 March, 2010.

“Brian O’Doherty/Patrick Ireland: Between Categories by Brenda Moore-McCann,” artcritical, 4 February, 2010.

“Brian Alfred: It’s Already the End of the World at Haunch of Venison,” artcritical, 11 February, 2010.

“Diebenkorn Country The Ocean Park Series,” ArtUS 2010 (2): 84-91.

“A diary of Beijing life for Maria Morganti. Friday, March 6, 2009,” Maria Morganti, Un diario tira l’atro. Condivisione: One diary leads to another (Mantova: Publi Paolini, 2010): 53-4.

“Ernst Gombrich’s Account of Chinese Painting,” NCU Journal of Art Studies 6 2010.05: 1-30.

“Margaretha Rossholm Lagerlöf’s Poussin,“ Det askadliga och det bottenlosa: Tankar om konst och humaniora tillagnade Margaretha Rossholm Lagerlof (Stockholm: Stockholms universitet, 2010), 71-76. A Festschrift.

“The Coming Sinification of Western Art History,” What is Chinese Contemporary Art: The Collection of Essays of 2009 Beijing International Conference on Art Theory & Criticism (Beijing: 2009), 73-77.

“Nicolas Poussin’s Landscape with a Man Killed by a Snake,” Source XXVIII, 2 (Winter 2009): 33-38.

“Anthony Blunt’s Poussin,” Word & Image, 25, 4 (December 2009): 416-26

“Tiepolo Pink by Roberto Calasso,” artcritical, 1 December, 2009.

“Pat Steir: Self-Portrait: Reprise 1987-2009 at the New York Studio School,” artcritical, 19 November, 2009.

“Some Museums in China, Macau, and Taiwan,” Curator: The Museum Journal 52, 4 (October 2009): 375-84.

“Peter Halley Early Work: 1982 to 1987 at Mary Boone,” artcritical, 1 October, 2009.

“Yan Pei-Ming: Landscape of Childhood at the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, Beijing,” artcritical, 1 September, 2009.

“Ann Stokes: Artists' Potter, edited by Tanya Harrod,” artcritical, 1 August, 2009.

“The Poetics of the Art Museum,” Curator: The Museum Journal 52, 3 (July 2009): 221-28

“The Birth of Avant-Garde Art in New China by Karen Smith,” artcritical, 1 July, 2009.

“Report from Berlin,” artcritical, June 1, 2009.

“Abstract Expressionism and the American Experience,” artcritical, 1 April, 2009.

“The Third Mind: American Artists Contemplate Asia, 1860-1989 at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum,” artcritical, 23 March, 2009.

“Terry Winters: Knotted Graphs at Matthew Marks Gallery,” artcritical, 6 February, 2009.

“Jim Dine: Hot Dream (52 Books) at PaceWildenstein,” artcritical, 16 February, 2009.

“The Mapping Impulse and the Art of Nicolas Poussin,” Source XXVIII, 4 (Summer 2009): 47-51

"Poussin, a classical artist in a society of the Spectacle,” Source XXVIII, 4 (Summer 2009): 40-46

“Warhol, Danto and the End of Art History,” ArtUS 26 (2009): 92-97.

“Chinese Art, European Art, Art,” Stones from Other Mountains: Chinese Painting Studies in Postwar America, ed. Janon Kuo (Washington, DC: New Academia, 2009), 287-302

“Jean Louis Schefer: the Uses of Difficulty in Art History Writing,” Word & Image 25, 1(March 2009): 11-21

“Nicolas Poussin’s Theater of the World,” Kunsthistorisk Tidskrift, 77, 3 (September 2008): 162-71

“The Beautiful and the Sublime: Keith Christiansen’s Poussin,” on line, University of Tampa Journal of Art History, August 2009

“Peter Saul and the History of Pop Art,” ArtUS, 24/24 (Fall-Winter, 2008): 51-59

“Old Masters, New World: America’s Raid on Europe’s Great Pictures by Cynthia Saltzman,” artcritical, 1 December, 2008.

“Landscapes Clear and Radiant: The Art of Wang Hui at the Metropolitan Museum of Art,” artcritical, 14 December, 2008.

“Julie Langsam at Frederieke Taylor,” artcritical, 8 December, 2008.

“Paintings in Proust: A Visual Companion to “In Search of Lost Time” by Eric Karpeles,” artcritical, 1 November, 2008.

“Liza Lou at L&M Arts,” artcritical, 12 November, 2008.

“Antonie's Alphabet: Watteau and His World by Jed Perl,” artcritical, 12 November, 2008.

“Abstract Expressionism: A World Elsewhere curated by David Anfam at Haunch of Venison,” artcritical, 1 November, 2008.

“Night,” artcritical, 5 October, 2008.

“Nick Miller: Truckscapes at the New York Studio School,” artcritical, 15 October, 2008.

“Katya Mezhibovskaya: Access Excess,” artcritical, September 7, 2008.

“Dara Friedman: Musical,” artcritical, 27 June, 2008.

“Art Power by Boris Groys,” artcritical, 1 May, 2008.

“Michael Podro (1931-2008),” artcritical, 1 April, 2008.

“Ruth Root,” artcritical, March 30, 2008.

“Andy Warhol’s Self-Portraits,” Andy Warhol by Andy Warhol (Skrs: Milan, 2008), 43-47

“Towards a Structuralist Analysis of Baroque Art,” Source, XXVII, 4 (Summer 2008) 32-36

“A Renaissance Fantasy Image of the Islamic World: Gentile and Giovanni Bellini’s Saint Mark Preaching in Alexandria (1504-7),” Source, XXVIII, 1 (Fall 2008): 16-9

“Indiscernibles and the Essence of Art: The Hegelian Turn in Arthur Danto’s Aesthetic Theory,” forthcoming in the Library of Living Philosopher volume devoted to Danto

“On the Carpet with Oleg Grabar,” ArtUS 21 (2008): 44-7

“Bob Jones University Gallery,” Curator 51, 1 (January 2008): 81-85

“Leonardo and Leonardo da Vinci,” Leonardo 41, 1 (2008): 36-8, introduction to special section I edited, with four essays

“The Art Historian as Art Critic: In Praise of Adrian Stokes,” The Coral Mind: Adrian Stokes’s Engagement with Architecture, Art History, Criticism, and Psychoanalysis, edited by Stephen Bann (Penn State Press 2007): 151-9

“Politically Incorrect Art,” ArtUS 20 (Winter 2007): 22-25

“Painting Then For Now; Fragments of Tiepolo at the Ca' Dolfin,” artcritical, 11 December, 2007.

“Two Representations of Masaniello’s 1647 Revolt in Contemporary Neapolitan Paintings,” Source, XXVII, 1 (Fall 2007): 32-38

“L’estetica di Danto è davvero così generale come pretende di essere?,” Rivista di Estetica, 35 (2/2007): 45-66

“Deep Innovation and Mere Eccentricity in Islamic Art History,” Making Art History: A Changing Discipline and its Institutions, ed. Elizabeth Mansfield (New York: Routledge, 2007): 173-86

“Reply to my commentators,” the J. of Aesthetic Education 41, 2 (Summer 2007); 22-24. I reply to a Symposium: The Future of the Art Museum: Curatorial and Educational Perspectives

“Why Art Schools Matter,” in (Cleveland Institute of Art, October 2007)

“Why Art Critics Don’t Matter Anymore,” ArtUS 18 (May-June 2007); 30-32

“Why Curators Matter,” Cautionary Tales: Critical Curating, Eds. Seven Rand and Heather Kouris (New York: Apexart, 2007), 79-90

“Arthur Danto,” Art: Key Contemporary Thinkers, eds. D. Costello and J.P.Vickery (Oxford: Berg, 2007): 114-17

“War Rugs: Political Art from the Islamic World,” ArtUS, 16 (January-February 2007): 54-7

“What Happens When Art History Travels,” Is Art History Global? Ed J. Elkins (Routledge, 2007): 286-89

“High Times, Hard Times: New York Painting, 1967-1975,” artcritical, 1 October, 2006.

“Fashion Desire. Giorgio Armani’s Art Gallery,” ArtUS 14 (July-September 2006): 25-35

“The Political Art of Jacques-Louis David and his Modern Day American Successors,” Art History 26, 5 (November 2003): 730-51
Reprinted with revisions as “Was David a Revolutionary before the Revolution? Recent Political Readings of The Oath of the Horatii and The Lictors Returning to Brutus the Bodies of his Sons,” Jacques-Louis David: New Perspectives, ed. Dorothy Johnson (Newark: University of Delaware Press, 2006): 108-118

“Marcel’s Studio Visit with Elstir,” ArtUS, 9 (July- September 2005): 29-39

“Islamic Carpets in Christian Paintings: An Alternative Theory of the Origin of the Public Art Museum,” Source XXV, 1 (Fall 2005): 1-5

“The Art of Making Spectacles: A Short History of the Development of Painting from Matisse and Pollock to Manet,” Seeing and Beyond: Essays on Eighteenth- to Twenty-First-Century Art in Honor of Kermit S. Champa, Eds. Deborah J. Johnson and David Ogawa (New York: Peter Lang, 2005), 7-19

“Artforum, Andy Warhol and the Art of Living: What Art Educators can Learn from the recent history of American Art Writing,” J. of Aesthetic Education, 39, 1 (Spring 2005): 1-12
Republished J. of Aesthetic Education 39, 3 (Fall 2005): 114-20

“Seeing Cultural Conflicts,” ArtUS 4 (September-October 2004): 12-13

“The Beauty of Henri Matisse,” J. of Aesthetic Education 38, 2 (Summer 2004): 80-87
Contribution to a Survey: Which artists from the past decades still assert a great influence on the art of today?,” Tema Celeste 100 (November/December 2003) 58/64 (English/Italian)

“New York Art, Pittsburgh Art, Art,” J. of Aesthetic Education, 37, 3 (Fall 2003): 97-104

“The Aesthete in Pittsburgh: Public Sculpture in an Ordinary American City,” Leonardo 36, 1 (2003): 35-39

“Remembering the Past: Art Museums as Memory Theaters,” Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, 61, 1 (Winter 2003): 61-5

“How We Make Art Now,” Tema Celeste 96 (March-April 2003): 40-45

“In Praise of Connoisseurship,” J. of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, 61:2 (Spring 2003): 159-69

“Introduction to The Quattro Cento,” Introduction to a republication of Adrian Stokes, Quattro Cento (University Park: Penn State Press, 2002): 1-12

“Why were there no public art museums in Renaissance Italy?,” Source, XXII, 1 (Fall 2002): 44-50

“Current Issues in Art History, Aesthetics, Visual Studies,” Art History, Aesthetics, Visual Studies, ed. M. A. Holly and K. Moxey (Williamstown, MA: Clark Art Institute, 2002): 251-59

“Deep Innovation and Mere Eccentricity: Six Case Studies of Innovation in Art History,” Art History and Its Institutions, ed Elizabeth Mansfield (Routledge, 2002)

“On art galleries,” Tema Celeste, 90 April 2002, 72

“Meditations on a scroll, or the Roots of Chinese Artistic Form,” Word & Image 18:1 (January-March 2002): 45-52