Art History

Jeffrey Ladd: a tour of my bookshelves.

Jeffrey Ladd: a tour of my bookshelves. From his studio in Koln, Jeffrey Ladd takes us on a detailed tour of his wide-ranging, idiosyncratic, and constantly surprising book collection, discussing inventive use of images in punk posters, eccentric advertising materials, photo books, and beyond. Read More

’Damn! This is a Caravaggio!’

’Damn! This is a Caravaggio!’: the inside story of an old master found in Spain. by Lorenzo Tondo in Palermo and Sam Jones in Madrid Art dealer Giancarlo Ciaroni attempted to buy painting listed at €1,500 for €500,000 “ but discovered bewildered owners already had two… Read More

Avant-garde and Modernist Magazines

Avant-garde and Modernist Magazines. What is the relevance of avant-garde magazines printed on aging paper to a society which views the world in real time and through networked digital lenses? There are two common answers. Regardless of their age, the art they carry can be looked at anew since it… Read More

Volume Judgement Elise Archias on the art of Joan Mitchell

JOAN MITCHELL’S PAINTINGS from the late 1950s have space in them. They are big surfaces covered with marks, like most Abstract Expressionist paintings made in New York in the same decade, and so they look much flatter than a carefully measured perspectival scene from the 1940s by,… Read More

Courtauld Gallery

London’s Courtauld Gallery Fills Out Modern Art Holdings with Key Gift. Significant pieces by Paul Cezanne, Wassily Kandinsky, and more are heading to London’s Courtauld Gallery as part of a transformative gift of modern drawings. Sam Francis, Black & Blue, 1958. Courtesy Courtauld Gallery,… Read More