Christopher Knight

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.”
  • Critic's Notebook
This Miró masterpiece will be sold to the highest bidder. It belongs in a museum instead

The Spanish Surrealist's “La caresse d’un oiseau” (A bird’s caress), on view in Los Angeles for more than 30 years as part of a public art program, could fall into private hands when it's auctioned this week in New York. A Jean Dubuffet sculpture faces a similar fate.

  • Review
The art of daily existence: Meleko Mokgosi's provocative show at the UCLA Fowler Museum

The Botwana-born, New York-based artist paints kids at school, people lounging at home, a young woman getting her hair done — scenes of daily life in southern Africa, rendered with the importance of European history paintings.