February 2023

February 2023


Cover: Alex Katz, Ada’s Black Sandals (detail), 1987.

February 1, 2023
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This month in Artforum:

Remembering Vivienne Westwood (1941–2022)
“Stop saying you loved Vivienne Westwood—she hated you.” —Derek McCormack

“All these garments were entities unto themselves and forever cemented my perception of what clothes could be.” —Andre Walker

Sarah Schulman on Nicole Eisenman in the 1990s
“Nineties lesbian radicality eschewed the causal explanations of both nature and nurture. We just declared ourselves to be.” —Sarah Schulman

Dodie Bellamy on the art of Joan Brown
“I expect to feel thrill and awe; I want to depart teary-eyed. ‘Joan Brown’ at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art did not disappoint me.” —Dodie Bellamy

Four painters on Alex Katz
“Katz was not, and still is not, a Pop artist, being much too invested in the depiction of observable, local phenomena involving light and color, his friends and family, his natural or citified surroundings.” —Sam McKinniss

“With an artist like Katz, where eight decades of pictorial development proceed with great forward motion, the Guggenheim is an accelerator and a multiplier.” —David Salle

And: Miriam Felton-Dansky on the theater of Annie Dorsen, J. Hoberman on Jean-Marie Straub, Harmon Siegel on Benjamin H. D. Buchloh’s Gerhard Richter: Painting After the Subject of History, Andrew Hultkrans on “Fortune and Folly in 1720,” Thomas Eggerer on Edward Hopper, Eric Banks on William Eggleston, and Renee Gladman shares her Top Ten.

Plus: More than thirty-five exhibition reviews from around the world.

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