| Oct 18, 2009
In 1998, Ann Philbin, director of the Drawing Center in New York, received a couple of letters from UCLA inviting her to apply for the top position at a fledgling museum near the university's campus.
"I threw the letters in the garbage," she says. "I had...
| Oct 11, 2009
Arguably, watercolor was the most important medium sustained by American painters struggling with the new demands and untried possibilities of Modernism in the first half of the 20th century.
Georgia O'Keeffe, John Marin, Charles Sheeler, Marsden...
| Jan 10, 2009
When times are good, artists and writers get the support they need, enriching city life in unquantifiable ways. But when the economy heads south or the rich lose interest, artists are among the first to suffer. Today we're hearing predictions of fewer...
| Oct 10, 2009
| 4:32 PM
Here's a pop quiz: Which 20th century artist had the first solo exhibition at New York's Museum of Modern Art? If you guessed any big-name artist from Europe, you'd be wrong. But you certainly could be forgiven. MOMA's long-established (and......
| Jul 8, 2010
| 4:33 PM
On the cover of its August issue, above the puffed bangs of Angelina Jolie, Vanity Fair promises "Dennis Hopper's last interview." More accurately, the tagline should read: VF contributor Bob Colacello takes a few semicoherent things that Hopper said...
| Jul 12, 2009
Urban gentrification—New York’s SoHo is the classic example—tends to follow a pattern: Artists in search of cheap space move into a moribund area, galleries and cognoscenti follow, and soon a once dilapidated district has wide-ranging cachet. This, in a...