Lee Friedlander – Sticks and Stones

Lee Friedlander (b. 1934) has been photographing for nearly sixty years. A 1967 exhibition of his work, along with that of Diane Arbus and Gary Winograd, at New York's Museum of Modern Art, propelled him into the front ranks  ...

Princely Splendor: The Dresden Court 1580-1620

Three drinking vessels in form of ostriches c. 1589–95; gilded silver, ostrich eggs The “princely splendor” of the exhibition of northern European Renaissance art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art refers both to the  ...

Shomei Tomatsu: Skin of the Nation

A Bottle that Was Melted by Heat Wave and Fires, Nagasaki, 1961 In 1960, Japanese photographer Shomei Tomatsu was commissioned to photograph the survivors of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki in 1945. Fifteen years after the  ...

Galleon & Other Stories – The Saatchi Gallery

Shark-Infested Waters: The Saatchi Collection of British Art in the 90s (2004), Sarah Kent Damien Hirst: The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living Advertising guru Charles Saatchi founded the Saatchi  ...

Gauguin Tahiti

The sumptuousness of the materials in the exhibition Gauguin Tahiti embodies the richness of Paul Gauguin’s creativity and vision. Deceptively simple, the exhibition is organized chronologically. Curators George Shackelford and Claire Fr�ches-Thory and colleagues have laid out the gallery  ...

100 Artists See God

The exhibition 100 Artists See God might more accurately be titled 96 Artists Fail to See God. After the events of 9/11, artists John Baldessari and Meg Cranston observed a widespread rekindling of interest in God, but noted  ...

Montien Boonma: Temple of the Mind

Renunciation is not getting rid of the things of this world, but accepting that they pass away. Aitken Roshi Thai artist Montien Boonma (1953-2000) knew all too well the transient nature of life itself. His wife died  ...

The Art of Romare Bearden

Romare Bearden (1911-1988), a leading African-American artist of the mid-20th century, showed in his early work a wide diversity of styles and influences as he searched for his own voice, a voice that, regardless of  ...