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Christopher Knight

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Christopher Knight is art critic for the Los Angeles Times. He is a three-time finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in criticism (1991, 2001 and 2007). Knight received the 1997 Frank Jewett Mather Award for distinction in art criticism from the College Art Assn., becoming the first journalist to win the award in more than 25 years. He has appeared on CBS’ “60 Minutes,” PBS’ “NewsHour,” NPR's “Morning Edition” and “All Things Considered” and CNN and was featured in the 2009 documentary movie about the controversial relocation of the Barnes Foundation’s art collection, “The Art of the Steal.”

Recent Articles

  • Review: Mark Bradford at the Hammer Museum

    Review: Mark Bradford at the Hammer Museum

    A site-specific mural, a video installation and 12 new paintings comprise Mark Bradford’s ruminative exhibition at the UCLA Hammer Museum, organized by curator Connie Butler. Together they form a kind of thumbnail sketch of the artist’s varied artistic approaches since he began showing regularly...

  • Museums' disturbing transformation: relentless commercialization

    Museums' disturbing transformation: relentless commercialization

    In January, the website IfOnly.com, a San Francisco lifestyle company that organizes and sells so-called curated experiences, began to offer exclusive, one-on-one private tours of a socially connected photography collector's Georgian mansion in Pacific Heights. About a third of the collection's...

  • Making photos, not taking them; the distinction in 'Perfect Likeness'

    Making photos, not taking them; the distinction in 'Perfect Likeness'

    Photographs have gotten very difficult to see — not merely difficult to look at but to really see, deeply and with comprehension. There are just too many of them to manage it, and they are coming too fast. Last year a Silicon Valley researcher estimated that more than 1.5 billion new photographs...

  • 'Someday Is Now' reflects influence of the '60s and Warhol on artist Sister Corita

    'Someday Is Now' reflects influence of the '60s and Warhol on artist Sister Corita

    Pope Francis, meet Sister Corita. The timing is coincidental, but the opening of the large survey exhibition "Someday Is Now: The Art of Corita Kent" resonates with the publication last week of "Laudato Si,'" the pope's encyclical on the worldly crisis of environmental degradation. Sister Corita...

  • Bling with a cheeky ring in Luis Gispert's 'Aqua Regia' exhibition

    Bling with a cheeky ring in Luis Gispert's 'Aqua Regia' exhibition

    Fourteen new works by Luis Gispert offer art as the high-end collector’s design equivalent of a hip-hop artist’s gold chains. There are plenty of different styles to flaunt and parade — Figaro, rope, curb, Byzantine, herringbone, bead and snake — each with intrinsic value inflated by context. All...

  • Sarah Cain's painting, with grit and spark

    Sarah Cain's painting, with grit and spark

    As a painter, Sarah Cain is a major fangirl. Not the vapid or uninteresting kind, but an incisive, seriously playful and intensely talented obsessive. She is fixated on putting paint where it belongs, which could be just about anywhere. The 20 results in her second solo show at Honor Fraser Gallery...

  • Chloe Piene's videos have the power to disturb

    Chloe Piene's videos have the power to disturb

    Three short, single-channel videos, the longest just under three minutes in duration, anchor a show of nine large drawings by New York-based artist Chloe Piene at Susanne Veilmetter Los Angeles Projects. The drawings are all rendered in clipped, spindly, agitated lines that loosely describe fragmented,...

  • A process that ricochets between chance and order

    A process that ricochets between chance and order

    A dozen recent paintings by New York artist Elizabeth Neel show how process has been moving into the foreground of her work in recent years. It has been there in prior paintings, but its prominence in her second solo show at Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects is a provocative turn for an artist...

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