Kenneth Baker

‘Athletic prowess and great ambition’: major Joan Mitchell survey begins its three-stop tour

Exhibition on the Abstract Expressionist includes little-known paintings and explores the influence of poetry on her work

Calder-Picasso connections are thin in San Francisco show

The De Young’s current exhibition, comparing the work of the two Modern artists, is not a perfect coupling

Book Clubreview

New biography highlights how Philip Guston risked his art-world standing and livelihood

The book by Robert Storr delves into the American painter's dealings with Klansmen and how he wanted “to make paintings you couldn’t count money in front of”


Donald Judd’s work measured in time and place

Three publications explore the artist’s life through his writings, interviews and places of work

Will Covid-19 anxiety colour our perceptions of MoMA’s Donald Judd show?

The artist’s requirement that his works be viewed through a relaxed prism may be too much for a post-pandemic world

Christian Marclay communes with Snapchat in a barrage of sounds and images at Lacma

Visitors undergo a chain of experiences generated by engineers’ algorithms

Ellsworth Kelly: The art world’s quiet American

As Ellsworth Kelly comes to London, we look at the exhibition at the Guggenheim and at MoCA

Jasper Johns’s latest work is unmistakably his own, transmitting traces of the past

From the very first painting in his show at Matthew Marks Gallery, visitors will find familiar themes

Complex, ingenious, emotional: the concluding volumes of Jasper Johns’s catalogues raisonnés

Two further volumes comprehensively cover the artist's drawings and monotypes

A dive into Bruce Nauman’s confounding, zigzagging career

Nauman's early artistic quandaries seem to have manifested larger cultural anxieties that have never really abated

Settling into Donald Judd’s demanding furniture

A show at SFMoMA reminds a critic of his past experience with Judd and his creations

Three to See: Basel

From a gesamtkunstwerk designed to awaken the senses to a five-decade survey of Bruce Nauman

The best—and worst—of Magritte is on show at SFMoMA

The “philosophical painter” poses age-old questions about what the senses apprehend, what awareness and reflection contribute, and how we know


Susan Meiselas: “I am directed by where I want to go, where I want to stay, where I want to go back to”

The Magnum photographer and subject of a travelling retrospective talks about her work, from documenting conflict zones to portraits of Carnival strippers

Bruce Nauman keeps his edge, 50 years on

Retrospective at Basel’s Schaulager ranges from artist’s earliest works to a new 3D video installation

Does Basquiat's work still burn with youthful energy or has it become a fossil of 1980s New York?

Kenneth Baker on the US artist's survey at the Barbican, which travels to Germany next month

Richard Wentworth and Kenneth Baker on Jasper Johns's retrospective at the Royal Academy of Arts

“So many tropes going on in his work, it would make a lovely laundry list,” says the British artist of his US counterpart


How to read a Twombly

New book asks if late US artist’s work should be read literally or literarily

How Matisse helped Diebenkorn calm his ‘rage at human nature’

The American artist learned much from his French predecessor, but his sense of disquiet was his own

James Rosenquist: made famous by his anti-Vietnam War work, the Pop artist never went out of fashion

Rosenquist put the mass consciousness of fear and cultural contradiction in a room, outflanking all who entered it

The champion of the new: Kenneth Baker on the Dwan Gallery at Lacma

An exhibition examining Virginia Dwan's Los Angeles and New York galleries reminds our critic of times past

A translator from east to west: Kenneth Baker on John McLaughlin in Los Angeles

A survey of the painter’s work at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art reveals his affinities for Asian cultures

A uniquely powerful force: Kenneth Baker on Bruce Conner at SFMoMA

The critic examines a bracing and brilliant survey of the artist's work

The seriousness of a child at play: Kenneth Baker on Joel Shapiro at the Nasher Sculpture Center

Shapiro says he only wants to 'stick stuff in space,' which belies the many important questions his work raises

Shedding light on Rothko’s light: Abstract Expressionism at the National Gallery of Art

The biggest show of the artist’s work for over twenty years derails the view that his highly charged colour-field paintings were a reflection of his moods

Calder hangs on at the National Gallery of Art, Washington

The master of mobiles and his relation to Parisian Modernism reassessed

Requiem for photojournalism: New publications and exhibitions

“Today the photo magazines have all folded or been turned into vehicles for lifestyles and personality portraits”