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Brian P. Kelly

Brian P. Kelly is the Assistant Arts in Review Editor of The Wall Street Journal


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Mar 10, 2015

A walk through the art fairs

Diana Copperwhite, Shadowland, 2014 There were two really great things about this year’s Armory Show. The first was that I didn’t have to take a bus to get to Volta, since that fair relocated from SoHo to the pier adjacent to its bigger, flashier cousin.

Jun 25, 2014

Eight Openings You Should Go To Instead of Koons

Jeff Koons at the press opening of his retrospective at the Whitney After attending yesterday’s press preview of the Jeff Koons retrospective at the Whitney, I can faithfully report that it’s exactly what you expect it to be. (Look for our full review in September.

Mar 13, 2014

The other fairs

Tim Kent, Of Numberless Pleasures, 2013, oil on canvas, 100 x 60 in; shown by SLAG at Volta | image courtesy of SLAG Last week at the Armory Show, the art fair whose sixteenth edition closed on Sunday, there was one question on everyone’s lips: What other fairs would you be attending. And while art collectors, critics, and connoisseurs of every variety descended on Piers 92 and 94 in Midtown to peruse the offerings of more than 200 galleries from 29 different countries, there was an undeniable mood in the air that the trip was just as much a required duty as it was an enjoyable outing.

Mar 13, 2014

George Green wins 2014 Arts and Letters Award in Literature

The New Criterion is pleased to announce that George Green, the winner of the 2012 New Criterion Poetry Prize for his collection Lord Byron’s Foot, has been named one of eight winners of the 2014 Arts and Letters Awards in Literature. The awards are presented each year by the American Academy of Arts and Letters to “honor exceptional accomplishment in any genre” and come with a $7,500 prize.

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