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 Warhol for the 21st Century

Friday, November 09, 2018

A new retrospective at the Whitney Museum is less interested in celebrity worship than in serious and timely subjects in a remarkably handsome and topical show.


Review: The Master of Menace

Friday, October 19, 2018

Bruce Nauman’s MoMA retrospective speaks to the fears of the present.

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Review: The Upward Spiral of Hilma af Klint

Friday, October 12, 2018

The Guggenheim’s show sends her to the head of the class.

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Review: Sarah Lucas Is One Great Badass

Friday, September 28, 2018

Her show at the New Museum reinvents sculpture for the #MeToo generation.


Review: The Other Bauhaus

Friday, September 21, 2018

Professor Chagall and Professor Malevich emerge as archrivals in fascinating new show at the Jewish Museum.


Delacroix Without ‘Liberty’

Friday, September 14, 2018

The Met’s show only half-wows.

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Jack Whitten’s Secret Sculptures

Friday, September 07, 2018

The new show at the Met Breuer is a must-see.


Review: David Wojnarowicz’s Season in Hell

Friday, July 13, 2018

The Whitney Museum does justice to an heir to Rimbaud.


Review: Hello Doily

Friday, June 22, 2018

Miriam Schapiro’s crafty paintings deserve wider recognition. Now, you can have a chance at a new exhibit at the Museum of Arts and Design.


Review: The Inside Skinny on Giacometti

Friday, June 08, 2018

A new show at the Guggenheim captures his love of oil, paint and plaster.


Courting Fame and Vulnerability: The Shooting of Andy Warhol

Friday, June 01, 2018

Andy Warhol spent years building his celebrity persona and challenging artistic norms. Then he got shot.


The Met Finally Welcomes Folk Art to the Premises

Friday, May 25, 2018

But misses an opportunity to explore the influence of outsiders on insiders.

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Review: Chaim Soutine’s Meaty Accomplishments

Friday, May 04, 2018

The Jewish Museum rehabilitates an undervalued master.


Are You Ready for New York's Big Art Fair Weekend?

Friday, May 04, 2018

The huge Frieze Art Show is coming to Randall’s Island, the TEFAF New York Spring show is happening at the Park Avenue Armory and lots of smaller shows are popping up all over the city.

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Review: Learning Your Latina

Friday, April 13, 2018

“Radical Women” at the Brooklyn Museum is thankfully fun and unpreachy.

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Review: Pencil This In

Friday, April 06, 2018

April brings major drawing shows by Cy Twombly and Terry Winters.

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Review: The Met Learns to Love Its Body

Friday, March 23, 2018

Powerful and bizarre in equal measure, the new show at the Met Breuer mingles acknowledged masterworks with undisguised kitsch.


Review: The Whitney’s Museum New Fun Couple

Friday, March 02, 2018

Grant Wood and Zoe Leonard form a surprisingly exciting pair.

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Review: Heading Downtown with Peter Hujar

Friday, February 16, 2018

The late photographer looks first-rate at the Morgan Library.

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Review: Joseph Cornell and Juan Gris: Art’s New Odd Couple

Friday, January 26, 2018

A small, delightful exhibition of Cornell’s work has just opened at the Metropolitan Museum of Art that explores how one artist can inspire another one.

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