Thomas Struth, maybe the most sublime photographer alive, just bought his first apartment. This month, he and his wife, the writer Tara Bray Smith, paid $2.1 million for a two-bedroom apartment on East 67th Street, near Park Avenue, according to city records.
“That was a big deal for me, especially because it’s such a Read More
Edging Toward Abstraction:
The Figure Depicted and Denied
The last thing I want to do, in writing about the paintings of Philip Pearlstein, is to reinforce the canard that there’s no difference between representation and abstraction. There are people who believe it, you know, and the belief has some basis in truth. Painters of Read More
There isn’t anyone I know who doesn’t profess a certain respect for the paintings of William Bailey, currently the subject of an exhibition at the Robert Miller Gallery. That this respect is sometimes forced and grudging has, I think, as much to do with the character of the work as it does with individual taste. Read More