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: 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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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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