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The Best Art Writings of Miles Mathis

2014 Money Laundering in the Art Market. I file a suspicious transaction report on the entire 20th century.
2013 A Review of The Painted Word. 38 years late, but worth waiting for.
2013 The Stolen Century. I reveal a century of deception.
2012 The Destruction of the Artist. The Chuck Connelly story.
2012 On Meyer Schapiro. Another counter-critique of 20th century propaganda.
2012 A Nation of Scabs. Why the Realist market collapsed.
2011 The Chapman Bros., Goya, and the Critics, where I say what no one else is saying.
2011 The Mona Lisa Curse. We look at Robert Hughes' film.
2011 Agnes Martin, and the psychological causes of Modernism.
2010 Prince Gimmick, a counter-critique of Chuck Close.
2010 A Review of Tim Eitel and Pace Wildenstein Gallery, including a counter-critique of Arne Glimcher.
2010 Balls in a Basket. A review of a New York Times Review of a big show at the New Museum, including a counter-critique of Jeffrey Deitch.
2009 Dennis Hopper, Double-Fake Artist. A review of Dennis Hopper, the Harwood Museum, Taos, and Hopper's buddies, including Larry Bell.
2009 The Turner Prize. Excoriation of Britain's biggest prize, including commentary on Madonna, Dennis Hopper, and Nicolas Serota.
2009 A Return to the Hockney-Falco "Thesis." A thorough bludgeoning of Hockney, Falco and David Stork.
2009 The Holeness of Jasper Johns. A counter-critique of Johns and his minions.
2009 Philip Pearlstein and the Plastic Nude. Letting the air out of his long, fake promotion.
2008 Currin Again. A third stab at the artist John Currin.
2007 Chance Abutmenting. A counter-critique of the current art critic at the New Yorker, Peter Schjeldahl.
2007 Contra Jerry Saltz. A counter-critique of the current art critic at the New York Magazine, Jerry Saltz.
2006 The National Portrait Competition.  A dismantling of the cooption of realism by another cabal of New York phonies, including Carolyn Carr, Trevor Fairbrother, Brandon Fortune, Thelma Golden, Marc Pachter, and Katy Siegel.
2006 Claudio Bravo at Marlborough Gallery. An amusing review of Bravo.
2006 A Review of Paul Oxborough. An expanded review, where I mention many things, including some praise of Paul.
2005 New Realism. An overview of contemporary realism, by a current player.
2005 A Review of John Carey, art critic for the Sunday Times, London.
2005 The Many Failures of Modernism. A historical overview of Modernism, by an artist.
2004 Why a Painter Writes.
2004 The Cardboard Dragon. A counter-critique of 20th century art, by going to a Sotheby's auction.
2004 MOMA and Dada, a review of MOMA, the Museum of Modern Art, New York.
1999 The Future of Art. This was published in Art Collector/Art Connoisseur magazine, before I became too controversial for the contemporary art press. Part 1 of 3.
1999 Art Now. This was published in Art Collector/Art Connoisseur magazine, part 3 of 3. It shows you how quickly I moved from an intellectual style to a direct and emotional style. Some will remember the calm of part 1 fondly, but I have always been partial to the sturm und drang of this part 3.
1997 The Art of the Lastman, a review of 20th century art, using Nietzsche as my guide.
1996 Dante contra Danto, a counter-critique of the Nation's art critic, Arthur Danto, where I go down to Hades to hear it from Van Gogh's own lips.
1995 A Letter from the Artist. One of my earlist extended treatises on art, where I hit many topics. Whistler is my guide here.


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