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: 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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Review: The Whitney Showcases The Painting of the ‘80s

Friday, January 27, 2017

“Fast Forward,” as the show is called, feels more like “Rewind.”

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Review: Remembering the Tenth Street Galleries

Friday, January 13, 2017

Not the place, but a vanished era in New York City's cultural history when the art scene was still centered in Greenwich Village.

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Winter Culture Scene: Art

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Pablo Picasso said “Art is the lie that enables us to realize the truth.” In a political era where it’s impossible to tell fact from fiction, we could use all the help we can get...

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Review: Thinking about the Art World Post-Hillary

Friday, December 09, 2016

The Brooklyn Museum celebrates the 10th anniversary of its Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art with a series of exhibitions and public programs through early 2018.

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Review: The Rich Dadaist

Friday, November 18, 2016

The Museum of Modern Art embraces Francis Picabia in all his contradictions.

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Review: Pipilotti Rist Finds her Garden of Eden in Pixel Dots

Thursday, November 03, 2016

In her solo show at the New Museum, you see digitally-manipulated imagery projected on the floor, on the ceiling, in anonymous corners, even on 3,000 dangling LED lights.

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Review: Kerry James Marshall Proves It

Friday, October 28, 2016

You can become a super-hot artist at age 61 with works of art that are both well-painted and make a point.

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Review: Max Beckmann’s Brief But Intense New York Years

Friday, October 21, 2016

The Metropolitan Museum Atones for Henry Geldzahler’s Mistake.

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Review: “Gay Gotham” Is a Catchy Title for an Art Show

Friday, October 14, 2016

A first of its kind exhibit at the Museum of the City of New York examines the history of gay culture in New York.

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Review: 50 Shades of White

Friday, October 07, 2016

Agnes Martin, whose retrospective at the Guggenheim may be one of the two or three best shows in New York this season, is known as a 1970s Minimalist. She was anything but.

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Review: Carmen Herrera is No Grandma Moses, Which Is a Good Thing

Friday, September 16, 2016

Plus "How to Get Free Art Swag!" At two new exhibits, one introduces you to an artist you should know (but probably don't). The other lets you touch the art, even take it home.

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Review: A Brave Show on Art and AIDS

Friday, July 29, 2016

It should be at the Metropolitan Museum rather than the Bronx Museum.

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Review: Diane Arbus’s Baby Photographs

Friday, July 15, 2016

A marvelous show of Diane Arbus’s early and never-seen work confirms her reputation as a total original. 

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Review: Photo Center Moves to the Bowery, But Has No Room for Pictures of Bums

Friday, June 24, 2016

The International Center of Photography rejects its own history in an effort to be digitally-correct.

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Review: Stuart Davis at the Whitney

Friday, June 10, 2016

A new exhibit of his work presents him as a forerunner of the artists like Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein.

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Review: Holy Moholy!

Friday, May 27, 2016

A new exhibit at the Guggenheim explores the life's work of Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, an artist who defied every boundary.

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Review: Nicole Eisenman’s 'Al-ugh-ories'

Friday, May 06, 2016

The show inserts the "ugh" into all the "aah's" of art history and mingles humor with actual attempts at beauty. 

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Review: Sol LeWitt Collected the Art of Everyone But Sol LeWitt

Friday, April 29, 2016

Some of the best art collections are put together by artists who swap work with each other. A new exhibit at the Drawing Center presents the works LeWitt gathered over time.

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Review: Edgar Degas’s Fingerpaintings

Friday, March 25, 2016

A new exhibit at MoMA reveals a more modern and experimental artist than his reputation suggests.

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