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Devastatingly Human
New York Review of Books

Jenny Uglow reviews All Too Human: Bacon, Freud, and a Century of Painting Life at the Tate Britain through August 27, 2018. Uglow begins: “The gripping and dramatic show … merits its title: it is ‘all too human’ in the tender, painful works that form its core. But ‘a century of painting life’ promises something wider—does it smack […]

R. B. Kitaj @ Marlborough Contemporary

John Yau reviews R. B. Kitaj: The Exile at Home at Marlborough Contemporary, New York, on view through April 8, 2017. Yau writes: “B. Kitaj was passionately–one might almost say, defiantly–a literary painter. That was not a politic thing to be in the postwar art world, when abstraction became the mainstream and even most representational […]

R.B. Kitaj: Renewal and Resistance

David Cohen’s 2003 interview with painter R.B.Kitaj, republished on the occasion of the exhibition R.B.Kitaj: The Exile at Home, curated by Barry Schwabsky, at Marlborough Contemporary, New York, on view through April 8, 2017. “[Kitaj] is living proof of some traits his critic enemies picked up on: a promiscuous lover of big ideas, an inveterate historical […]

Michael Andrews: Earth, Air, Water
The Independent

Michael Glover reviews Michael Andrews: Earth, Air, Water at Gagosian Gallery, London, on view through March 25, 2017. Writing about Andrews’ painting Thames Painting: The Estuary (1994–95), Glover asks: “What exactly is the painting’s vantage point? High, certainly, almost sea-gull high perhaps. We teeter there, looking down, across, and side to side, never quite getting […]

Leon Kossoff: Seeing Differences

In a new video painter Leon Kossoff discusses his work and approach to painting.

Lucian Freud: Last Look

Lucian Freud looked with an unmatched intensity, a kind of scrutiny of which only a painter is capable.