The Art of Rivalry is a relief in art critical terms. It is well and clearly written, with no pretentions. Sebastian Smee is currently the art critic for the Boston Globe, where he has been since 2008.
Louise Nevelson was one of the relatively few female artists to make a major stir in the furiously competitive environment of the New York art world. Even so, it took her much longer to get there than was the case for male artists of the same generation. Born in 1899, she was not really a […]
These books are worth noticing together (even though one of them is in fact a reissue) because of the things they tell one about how the British contemporary art world, as we now know it, came to be the way it is. In many ways one book reflects the other, while at the same time seeming to contradict it. The Art […]