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Articles by Andrew Solomon: Visual Art

Sep 2003

The Picasso of Washington Square

Review of “Arshile Gorky: His Life and Work,” by Hayden Herrera.

May 2003


Review of “Art Held Hostage: The Battle over the Barnes Collection,” by John Anderson.

Jan 2003

Ilya Kabakov: An Appreciation

What you make seems at once impossible and true, and makes us feel that all human enterprise is both impossible and true.

Sep 2002

True to Life

Both in his life and in his work, Frank Moore harnessed outrage as an engine of creation and kept bitterness at bay.

Mar 2002

An Awakening From the Nightmare of the Taliban

The Afghans, with their rich culture largely destroyed, are hungry now for the arts.

Feb 2002

The Art of Losing

Here is the tragedy: we have no idea what passed. We are never told what might have been.

Nov 2001

An Ancient Garden Youthfully Abloom

From classical painting to bold conceptualism, a far flung culture sprouts an abundance of styles.

Oct 2001

Perfectly Frank

The paintings of Frank Moore are bright and cheery, yet they depict a world ravaged by toxins and disease. The artist’s light-filled Manhattan loft also confounds our ...

Jun 2001

He Knew What He Liked

Review of "Roland Penrose: The Friendly Surrealist," by Antony Penrose.

Oct 2000

Images That Speak a Language of Art

If we cannot separate the dancer from the dance, we cannot here separate what is said from how it is said.