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Fine Art

Fine Art news and analysis from The Nation

  • September 28, 2000

    Walker in the Imagined City

    Ben Katchor had been a bit of a cultural phenomenon for nearly a decade before he became a MacArthur fellow--a first for a cartoonist--this summer; is this the beginning of comic-strip artists being recognized as "real" artists?

    Paul Buhle

  • June 29, 2000

    MoMA: What’s in a Name?

    "Making Choices" at MoMA

    Arthur C. Danto

  • April 20, 2000

    Art of the Free and Brave

    A woman I know once agreed to take a young Asian child to visit a school in New York, to which her distant parents considered sending her.

    Arthur C. Danto

  • March 30, 2000

    Touched by an Angel

    Tilman Riemenschneider

    Arthur C. Danto

  • November 11, 1999

    Flag-Waving at the Whitney

    The Triumph of the New York School, a deeply ironic painting by the American artist Mark Tansey, looks at first sight like a rotogravure depiction of a military surrender that took place l

    Arthur C. Danto

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  • November 11, 1999

    A Shark in the Mind of One Contemplating Wilderness

    A shark swims past me in a kelp forest that sways back and forth with the current. It is deliberate and focused.

    Terry Tempest Williams

  • November 11, 1999

    Bland Art in Every Pot

    In 1989, after several years of controversy, legal wrangling and numerous public forums, Richard Serra's sculptural installation Tilted Arc was removed from a federal plaza in New York Cit

    Daniel Grant

  • October 14, 1999

    Catholic Bashing?

    My father disapproved of the "Sensation" show at the Brooklyn Museum of Art. He thought it was bad for the Jews.

    Katha Pollitt

  • October 14, 1999

    ‘Sensation’ in Brooklyn

    The Brooklyn Museum of Art, as if persuaded by its own ill-advised publicity that the art in its "Sensation" show might endanger the welfare of its viewers, at first thought it prudent to turn aw

    Arthur C. Danto

  • September 30, 1999

    Swatting at Art

    After successfully attacking jaywalkers with curbside barriers and adult-oriented businesses with zoning curbs, New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani is now waging war on two fronts at once, to stamp o

    Art Winslow