My article “Bad Manners: A 1944 Life Magazine ‘Picture of the Week'” has appeared in the new issue of Visual Resources. Click here to read abstract.


Millard Meiss Grant

September 13, 2012

My book project was recently awarded a Millard Meiss Publication Fund grant. A Conspiracy of Images: Andy Warhol, Gerhard Richter, and Cold War Visuality is under contract with Yale University Press. See here.

Warhol: Headlines

September 26, 2011

An exhibition about Andy Warhol and the culture of newspapers opened at the National Gallery of Art in Washington on September 25th and will travel to Frankfurt, Rome, and Pittsburgh.  I contributed an essay to the catalogue that discusses the importance of paintings like Daily News (1962) in relation to Warhol’s commercial work of the 1950s and his well-known embrace of the mechanical silkscreen method.  You can view the catalogue by clicking here.

This volume was published last month by Getty publications, edited by Christine Mehring, Jeanne Nugent, and Jon Seydl. It features my essay “Gerhard Richter’s Cold War Vision.”  It is available here.

From Getty Publications:
“The authors approach the context from a variety of angles including the social and political histories of a divided Germany, the conflicted development of Soviet Socialist Realism in East Germany, a Cold War visuality integrating pre- and post-resettlement works, the archival dimension of the artist’s output in relation to Richter’s Atlas, and the artist’s involvement in the representation of his work in archives, exhibitions, and catalogues. The essays began as papers delivered at a symposium held at the Getty Research Institute in 2007 in conjunction with the exhibition From Caspar David Friedrich to Gerhard Richter: German Paintings from Dresden at the J. Paul Getty Museum.”