Deborah Solomon

Deborah Solomon is the art critic for WNYC. Her reviews appear on Morning Edition and The Brian Lehrer Show. Solomon is a longtime contributor to The New York Times, and she is also a prize-winning biographer. Her books include Jackson Pollock: A Biography and Utopia Parkway: The Life and Work of Joseph Cornell. She is currently writing a biography of the artist Jasper Johns. She lives on the Upper West Side with her husband, Kent Sepkowitz, and their corgi, Belle, a frequent visitor to the American Museum of Natural History dog run.

Deborah Solomon appears in the following:

Review: A Shore Thing

Friday, November 17, 2017

The photographer Stephen Shore gets a much-deserved MoMA retrospective.

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Review: Michelangelo Minus the Pieta

Friday, November 10, 2017

A show of his chalk drawings at the Metropolitan Museum of Art enchants.

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Review: Jimmie Durham’s Inimitable Mix of Poetry and Politics

Friday, November 03, 2017

His retrospective show at the Whitney Museum deserves to be a hit.

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Review: It Only Took 78 Years

Friday, October 27, 2017

Carolee Schneemann Belatedly Gets Her Due at MoMA PS1.

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Fall Culture Moment: Art

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Museum and gallery shows to watch out for this fall.

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Review: Ai Weiwei Is Way, Way Ambitious

Friday, October 13, 2017

His citywide installation is timely and noble but lacks sculptural power.

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Review: Re-thinking American Post-War Art

Friday, September 29, 2017

Exhibitions of Ad Reinhardt and Ruth Asawa tweak art history. 

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Review: Off the Grid

Friday, September 15, 2017

The Met’s new “Delirious” show is not delirious enough.

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I’ll Have a Magnum of Magnum, Please

Friday, July 21, 2017

The photographic agency celebrates 70 years of documentary images.

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Review: The Artist Ugo Rondinone Wins the Award for World’s Best Spouse

Friday, June 23, 2017

And "Dial-A-Poem," created in 1969, returns for the summer of 2017.

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Review: Uncle Sam Wants You (To Look at Art)!

Friday, June 16, 2017

Hats off to the New-York Historical Society for doing a novel show.

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Review: Calder Without the Circus

Friday, June 09, 2017

A stunning show at the Whitney Museum makes Calder new again.

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Review: Robert’s Rules of Disorder

Friday, May 19, 2017

MoMA’s Rauschenberg retrospective does justice to his scrappy genius

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Review: How Not to Handle Your Art Career.

Friday, May 05, 2017

Florine Stettheimer was a great painter who couldn’t deal with it.

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Review: Duchamp’s “Fountain” Turns 100

Friday, April 14, 2017

The original sculpture has been missing for decades, but the Francis M. Naumann Gallery has mounted a festive homage.

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Review: Marsden Hartley and His Maine Act

Friday, March 31, 2017

A new exhibit at the Met Breuer redefines the work of one America’s greatest painters.

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Review: Finally, a Whitney Biennial You Can’t Bash

Friday, March 17, 2017

The show makes social realism new again.

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Review: The Forgotten Expressionist

Friday, March 03, 2017

Alexei Jawlensky is having his first retrospective in this country.

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Review: A Fresh Glimpse at J.M.W. Turner

Friday, February 24, 2017

The Frick Collection prefers the portside view.

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REVIEW: Raymond Pettibon as the Underground Man.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Is he for real, or is he trying to be a cranky Dostoevsky character?

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