A Prayer for Lucian Freud

Even at the very beginning of his long career as a painter of the human figure, Lucian Freud, who died in 2011, displayed the characteristic features of his looking. He was an obsessive, from beginning to end, and in his earliest works he was principally interested in eviscerating – yes,…

Continue ReadingA Prayer for Lucian Freud

Review of David LaChapelle’s From Darkness to Light at Lever House, NYC

By its very nature, the work of American photographer David LaChapelle invites controversy. One observer at New York magazine called David LaChapelle "the Fellini of photography," while another of the same periodical's writers suggested, "David LaChapelle should have his artistic license suspended." If asked to describe his efforts, one might…

Continue ReadingReview of David LaChapelle’s From Darkness to Light at Lever House, NYC