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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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.
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.