Letter 19 – August 29, 2022

Greetings on the finish of summer time! I hope you’ve had an excellent season. I’ve been very busy with new content material for THE OTHER SIDE OF THE DESK.

I’m engaged on new articles about modern working artists, and a brand new—or somewhat, reimagined—sequence of posts about studio visits I’ve made in my long gone profession as an unbiased curator. STUDIO JOURNAL can be restricted to paid subscriptions.


I’m writing extra about books, together with FIRST READS, a sequence on the vital authors who’ve formed me as a author, focusing particularly upon the very first books I learn by them. At the moment revisiting John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Males and studying, for the very first time The Bell by Iris Murdoch.

Additionally I can be posting extra on artwork historical past and criticism books for a sequence known as THE ART READER, beginning with “Louise Nevelson: Gentle and Shadow” (2016) by Laurie Wilson and “Dennis Oppenheim: Physique to Efficiency 1969-73” (2016) by Nick Kaye and Amy van Winkle Oppenheim. These may even be restricted to paid subscriptions.


My Letters from the Desk will proceed to be accessible to all free readers, as will choose articles on an irregular schedule. Trying ahead to an article on Ada Calhoun’s current memoir “Additionally A Poet: Frank O’Hara, My Father, and Me” and an essay on the inventive historical past and new work of painter Theresa Daddezio.

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