David Rimanelli

Tom of Finland

October 2015

THE ARTISTS SPACE SHOW “Tom of Finland: The Pleasure of Play” presented more than half a century of the artist’s drawings, gouaches, paper dolls, and photocollages made from advertising imagery; together, they set up a narrative described… READ ON

IN PRINT October 2015 [TOC]

Alex Da Corte

Luxembourg & Dayan | New York

March 2015

If the witch’s hovel in Pumpkinhead were a suite in a Collins Avenue boutique hotel during Art Basel Miami Beach, that might give some sense of the flavorings Alex Da Corte has injected into his ambitious and garishly stunning three-story… READ ON


“Come as You Are: Art of the 1990s”

January 2015

Curated by Alexandra Schwartz The Guggenheim and the New Museum in New York have both recently examined the art of the 1990s, and “Come as You Are” promises to be a worthwhile expansion of the discussion. Attempting an overview of art … READ ON


David Rimanelli

December 2014

1 SIGMAR POLKE (MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK; CURATED BY KATHY HALBREICH WITH MARK GODFREY AND LANKA TATTERSALL) This has been rather an annus mirabilis for the Modern, which at one point this summer offered, simultaneously, extraordinary… READ ON

IN PRINT December 2014 [TOC]

Laurence Rickels’s SPECTRE


April 2014

I CONFESS THAT I have always found James Bond somewhat dull, but apparently that was the idea. Ian Fleming, author of the Bond novels, conceived his hero as a boring character, a cipher, around whom interesting things happened. Indeed, he … READ ON

IN PRINT April 2014 [TOC]

Like, Totally

March 2014

MY INSTAGRAM IS BUMMING ME OUT. Early one morning last week, I posted a great van Dyck of Catherine Howard, Lady d’Aubigny; an hour later I foolishly posted a slutty but funny Polke, Modern Art, 1968, which will be in the Modern’s upcoming… READ ON


Willem de Kooning

February 2014

I feel like a fool for having asked to review Willem de Kooning—like, what could I possibly say, how could I say something new? All I can do for starters is reminisce. When I was fifteen years old I went with my mother to a de Kooning … READ ON

IN PRINT February 2014 [TOC]

Oscar Tuazon

January 2014

Curated by Philipp Kaiser and Ana Brohm Oscar Tuazon has established a position as one of the most provocative sculptors of his generation, taking the legacies of Minimalism, post-Minimalism, Land art, and Conceptualism into fresh, curious… READ ON


Josh Smith

December 2013

My hobby: posting artworks on Instagram, sequencing the purity of the monochrome into that endless reshuffling of history that now defines contemporary life. Josh Smith’s two-part exhibition at Luhring Augustine’s galleries in Chelsea … READ ON

IN PRINT December 2013 [TOC]

“Punk: Chaos to Couture”

November 2013

I basically have no real relationship with punk because (a) I was too young for its initial moment of truth, and (b) it’s so not my style. I remember buying those albums from the alternative record store when I was in college. I wanted … READ ON

IN PRINT November 2013 [TOC]