Julia Friedman, an independent art historian, critic, and curator, has been a regular contributor to Artforum.
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Notebook February 2022
Wayne Thiebaud, 1920–2021
On the life & work of the American painter.
Notebook January 2022
The man who laughed in church
On the American art critic Dave Hickey (1940–2021).
Art December 2019
There ought to be clowns
On a new series of works by the American artist Wayne Thiebaud.
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Nov 04, 2021
Prices are no help at all
On confusion surrounding the value of beauty.
Aug 10, 2021
On the Hyperallergic article “How an Art Museum Betrays Its Social Class Bias.”
Mar 05, 2021
A cleaner slate
On “Paul Mogensen” at Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, “Gerhard Richter: Cage Paintings” at Gagosian, Beverly Hills, “Stanley Whitney: How Black is That Blue” at Matthew Marks, Los Angeles & “Jim Isermann: Hypercube” at Praz-Delavallade, Los Angeles.