The Easel

Nothing to Do with Art

As print media ebbs, so too does the art criticism it once supported. Gary Indiana is a New York writer whose 1980’s essays – “a bracing, electric portrait of eighties art” – have just been re-published. Of Robert Mapplethorpe – “combines a preternatural refinement with an insatiable appetite”. Cindy Sherman’s characters “give the impression of having awakened in a different place than where they went to sleep”.