Art critic

New York Times art critic Roberta Smith retiring after 32 years at the newspaper

The publication’s co-chief art critic, Smith has penned more than 4,500 essays and reviews for the Times

Remembering Peter Schjeldahl: indispensable critic, poet, and lyrical observer of the embodied experience of art

His direct and personal style made him a well-respected chronicler of the US art scene for over 50 years

Peter Schjeldahl, the revered art critic for the New Yorker, has died, aged 80

Following stints at Art News and the Village Voice, and as a poet, Schjeldahl joined the New Yorker in 1998, becoming one of the most influential art critics of his generation

Dave Hickey, influential critic who saw art as inseparable from everyday life, has died aged 82

He prized accessible writing and paired discussions of sports and food with his artistic analyses in widely read books like ‘The Invisible Dragon’ and ‘Air Guitar’

Germano Celant—champion of Arte Povera—dies of coronavirus, aged 80

Critic and curator was also the first to bring together contemporary art and fashion


Books: Two books explore newer ways of seeing the world (and art) with varying degrees of success

Where Ossian Ward provides a handy guide, Charles Saatchi fails to impress

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Andrea Fraser: exposing the art world from within

From mock guided tours to a sexual encounter with a collector, the US artist's work is a unique form of institutional critique


Interview with Robert Storr: Most theory has little bearing on art

The critic and curator spoke to The Art Newspaper about the role of art theory, and what advice he is giving to his students in today’s artistic climate.


“Curator’s essay traduces my wife’s work” says husband of Lee Bontecou

William Giles stated that an essay by Robert Storr misrepresented Bontecou's work


A review of art in the UK media: Dumbing down or opening up?

The question of whether society gets the art it deserves, or merely what it is prepared to tolerate