Fine Art

Pas de Deux, en Masse Pas de Deux, en Masse

A cluster of concepts that, before the seventies, had together formed the received idea of art and artists came under intense criticism in that decade.

Jun 10, 1999 / Books & the Arts / Arthur C. Danto

The Bride & the Bottle Rack The Bride & the Bottle Rack

The idea of craft is an unanticipated product of the Industrial Revolution.

Nov 14, 2002 / Books & the Arts / Arthur C. Danto

Swatting at Art 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...

Sep 30, 1999 / Books & the Arts / Art Winslow

The Feminine Mystique The Feminine Mystique

Judy Chicago

Nov 7, 2002 / Books & the Arts / Arthur C. Danto

‘Sensation’ in Brooklyn ‘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 p...

Oct 14, 1999 / Books & the Arts / Arthur C. Danto

Catholic Bashing? Catholic Bashing?

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

Oct 14, 1999 / Books & the Arts / Katha Pollitt

Flag-Waving at the Whitney 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 to...

Nov 11, 1999 / Books & the Arts / Arthur C. Danto

Bland Art in Every Pot 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 Ne...

Nov 11, 1999 / Books & the Arts / Daniel Grant

A Shark in the Mind of One Contemplating Wilderness 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.

Nov 11, 1999 / Books & the Arts / Terry Tempest Williams

Touched by an Angel Touched by an Angel

Tilman Riemenschneider

Mar 30, 2000 / Books & the Arts / Arthur C. Danto

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