April 3, 2002 - Artforum - Artforum plus Bookforum
April 3, 2002

Artforum plus Bookforum

Artforum plus Bookforum

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In Thelma Golden’s words, “These artists don’t need me, they really Studio Museum in Harlem deputy director on the occasion of her upcoming “Black Romantic,” the show that promises to be the most controversial of the curator’s controversial career. Director of New York University American Studies program Andrew Ross discovers a world of artists that pages–artists who “hold pride of place in the personal collections of Bill Cosby, Oprah Winfrey, Will Smith, Spike Lee, Jesse Jackson, Maya Angelou, and Eddie Murphy.”

Film critic and painter Manny Farber’s acrobatic prose has inspired a cult of devotees; this month five of them–including Greil Marcus, Jonathan Crary, and Robert Polito– pay tribute to the legacy of this critic’s critic.

Mark Leckey is curator Matthew Higgs’s choice for this issue’s attention to. Photographer Tina Barney presents a portfolio of brand new images. And Charlie Kaufman contributes this issue’s Top Ten. The screenwriter whose scripts for Being John Malkovich and Human Nature earned him a W magazine endorsement as a “ruler of the Hollywood heap” offers ten April scoops we guarantee you’ve never heard of.

reviews a season of new titles in art, culture, and fiction. National Book Award winner Andrew Solomon looks at Henry James’s memoir, A Small Boy and Others; Arthur C. Danto reviews a new collection of the late David Sylvester’s celebrated interviews with American artists; and of Andy Warhol. Plus our quarterly look at new first novels. the Fiction Forecast, and an interview with author Doris Lessing on the occasion of her most recent title, The Sweetest Dream.

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