Articles by Quinn Latimer

Jeff Wall, “Citizen” (1996). Gelatine silver print on aluminium panel, framed, 192 x 244 cm. Photo: Öffentliche Kunstsammlung Basel, Martin P. Bühler, courtesy Kunstmuseum Basel, © Jeff Wall.

From Here To There (and Back Again)

From Here To There (and Back Again)

Collection shows, by their very nature, often feel more like “Best of…” CDs than a well-curated mix-tape. They usually feature the hits—a stripe-y Barnett Newman, an invariably awesome Pablo Picasso—but …

Left: Karin Bubas, Lauren Crying (2009). Pastel on paper, 9.5 x 12.5 in. Right: Karin Bubas, Heidi Pouting (2009). Pastel on paper, 9.5 x 12.5 in. Both images courtesy Charles H. Scott Gallery, Vancouver.

Chain Link Fence

Chain Link Fence

Some summertime offerings from the internets. Pastels Not Dunzo: Joshua David Stein watches the cast of “The Hills” getting pastel’d. “Chalk pastels are the soft focus of the art world …

Spread from Helmut Newton's SUMO (1999). 464 pages. Courtesy Taschen, Cologne.

Let Them Read Books/Play Records: Taschen, Plattfon, Stampa, Aniston

Let Them Read Books/Play Records: Taschen, Plattfon, Stampa, Aniston

“This new edition is the fulfillment of an ambition conceived years ago. We jokingly referred to it as ‘Newton for the poor.’ ” Oh, Benedikt Taschen, it’s quotes like these—and your …

Frauenkirche (1726-1743, rebuilt 2005), Noitmarkt Square, Dresden, Germany.

Kultur Klub

Kultur Klub

For the past week, my mind has repeatedly strayed to an unsettling and provocative article that appeared in the New York Times on August 14. The article was one of …

Rendering of "Ghost Notes, performance 1" (2009), Basel, Switzerland. Courtesy asiootus, Basel.

Ghost That Note: Harpstrings, Heartstrings, and Street Scenes

Ghost That Note: Harpstrings, Heartstrings, and Street Scenes

This past Sunday evening in Basel could have been like any other but it wasn’t. Not quite. My partner and I finished the strangely purple dinner I had crafted—beet pasta, …