Julia Friedman, an independent art historian, critic, and curator, has been a regular contributor to Artforum.
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Art December 2019
There ought to be clowns
On a new series of works by the American artist Wayne Thiebaud.
Notebook April 2018
Paint it black
On the Puritan aesthetic of #MeToo.
Notebook December 2017
The art world’s “hidden enemy”
On accusations of ideological impurity and the abrogation of the presumption of innocence in the art world.
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Jun 20, 2019
Hour of the clown
On a new, unexhibited series by the painter Wayne Thiebaud.
May 16, 2019
On a famous Vermeer painting made new.
Oct 24, 2018
“Happy trees” and culture-death
On a recent campaign to instate Bob Ross into the artistic canon.