It’s fairly common knowledge that Patrick Ireland, the artist, and Brian O'Doherty, the art critic, are one and the same person. Far less known are the story and the political stance behind this double identity, and the fact that Ireland/O'Doherty has assumed a number of other personae during his career. Read more
In a bracing essay from A.i.A.'s June 1993 issue, the influential thinker bell hooks analyzes the work of Jean-Michel Basquiat as a form of sacrifice: his ritual offerings were the parts of himself that had to be repressed and erased to win success in a white-dominated art world. Read more
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