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2007 Stories by Leslie Camhi

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  • The Corrections

    published December 11, 2007

    Chelsea was a ghost town last week, the art world's usual suspects having decamped for the Art Basel Miami Beach's combination of commerce and... More >>

  • Let's Get Stitched

    published November 13, 2007

    "Do you embroider?" a boho-chic woman with long gray hair casually inquired of me as we wandered through "Pricked," the Museum of Arts and... More >>

  • Fog Alert

    published November 13, 2007

    If, like me, you spend much of your time walking around in a fog, you'll feel right at home in British sculptor Antony Gormley's latest exhibition... More >>

  • Infrared Sex Scenes from Japanese Photog Kohei Yoshiyuki

    published September 25, 2007

    A pair of lovers, even in bed, is never really alone; beside them lie the ghosts of past loves and Oedipal dramas, and all manner of imaginary... More >>

  • The Peculiar World of Chinese Art Star Zhang Huan

    published September 25, 2007

    If 20th-century Western art was jump-started by a urinal (submitted by Marcel Duchamp, under the pseudonym "R. Mutt," to the 1917 Independents... More >>

  • Photo Husbandry

    published August 28, 2007

    The decay of private life is nothing new, though its accelerating decline has come to seem all but inevitable. It's tempting to blame this state... More >>

  • The Muses

    published August 28, 2007

    Having squandered my youth in scholarly pursuits, the "charmed circle" school of art holds a bittersweet appeal for me. I adore Florine... More >>

  • Paris Is Yearning

    published July 31, 2007

    PARIS— If you ascend the Eiffel Tower, as I did for the first time recently (following the urgent promptings of a four-year-old), you... More >>

  • Body Work

    published July 31, 2007

    Just what was happening around 1970 to make Louise Bourgeois and Linda Benglis reach for a similar visual vocabulary? These two pioneering and... More >>

  • The Foil Baron

    published July 3, 2007

    My inner philistine was wondering what the museum guards watching over Rudolf Stingel's art at the Whitney last week were thinking. Stingel... More >>

  • All Dolled Up

    published July 3, 2007

    The painter Oskar Kokoschka ordered a life-size doll made in the image of Alma Mahler after their affair had ended; he dressed the doll in... More >>

  • Rethinking Desire

    published June 12, 2007

    About half a century has passed since prurient adolescents poured over copies of Lady Chatterley's Lover by flashlight under their... More >>

  • The Incredible Hulk

    published June 5, 2007

    Richard Serra—that rare artist whose ambition, though colossal, still stands in the shadow of his achievement—needs no introduction. At... More >>

  • Deadpan Handling

    published June 5, 2007

    Photography, long an understudy in the hierarchy of the arts, came to its leading role in contemporary practice in part through the back door of... More >>

  • Being Edith

    published May 29, 2007

    I'd last seen Marion Cotillard in La Vie En Rose, director Olivier Dahan's film about the life of the great French singer Edith Piaf. Born... More >>

  • The Secret Gardener

    published May 8, 2007

    "My whole life has been late," the artist Louise Nevelson once confided to an interviewer. After years of relative obscurity, the 77-year-old... More >>

  • See Ya in 50

    published May 8, 2007

    I first encountered the work of the Japanese photographer Miwa Yanagi in art fairs over a decade ago. Her digitally altered, group portraits of... More >>

  • The Spanish Artmada

    published April 17, 2007

    I murdered Picasso. The occasion, decades ago, was his retrospective filling every floor of New York's Museum of Modern Art. As a young art... More >>

  • Royal Gaze

    published April 17, 2007

    Why do we look at art? What peculiarly contemporary experiences do we bring to the art of the past, in particular, and what do we hope to gain... More >>

  • The Vanishing

    published April 10, 2007

    A word of warning to the victims of violence, the survivors of torture and forced disappearances, and the friends and relatives of those who... More >>

  • Hospital Iraq

    published April 10, 2007

    When military personnel speak of the "theater of operations," they're not necessarily referring to the subject of James Nachtwey's photographs.... More >>

  • Breast Intentions

    published April 3, 2007

    Something was dripping in the first rooms of "Global Feminisms," the Brooklyn Museum's sprawling survey of work by 88 artists, all women born... More >>

  • Visions of Light Boxes

    published March 20, 2007

    The Museum of Modern Art's current retrospective devoted to the work of Jeff Wall—the Canadian artist whose large-scale, often extravagantly... More >>

  • The Parent Trap

    published February 20, 2007

    Photography is in a family way again. Recent gallery shows include Gail Albert Halaban's pseudo-photojournalistic stagings of alienated,... More >>

  • The (Elizabethan) Jewish Conspiracy

    published January 30, 2007

    New York Jews, wringing their hands about the rise of anti-Semitism abroad, need look no further than Broadway, where a couple of money-grubbing,... More >>

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