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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Nov 14, 2020
On Wayne Thiebaud’s One-hundred-year-old Clown and the nature of influence.
Aug 27, 2020
The most dangerous place to be
On outrage culture’s debt to postmodern theory.
Jul 01, 2020
Why words matter
On careless language.