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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: Floris Neususs at Von Lintel gallery

    Review: Floris Neususs at Von Lintel gallery

    Before there were photographs made with cameras, there were photograms – or, to use Henry Fox Talbot’s 1834 term, “photogenic drawings.” Put an object on light-sensitive paper, add strong illumination and a shadowy picturee appears – without mediating machinery. At Von Lintel Gallery, a selection...

  • Review: Michaela Eichwald at Overduin & Co.

    Review: Michaela Eichwald at Overduin & Co.

    There is nothing precious about the gritty, grimy, sometimes even coarse abstract paintings of Berlin-based artist Michaela Eichwald. They work their considerable magic in spite of it. Or, perhaps it’s more accurate to say in concert with it. These are paintings that operate on carefully balanced...

  • Review: Sally Bruno at LAM Gallery

    Review: Sally Bruno at LAM Gallery

    Sally Bruno piles on the paint in her solo debut at LAM Gallery. So thickly layered is the paint and so visually tactile are the surfaces that her 14 recent works might almost be called relief sculptures. Still lifes, birds, domestic interiors and gardens are Bruno’s most common subjects, and the...

  • 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...

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