Ralph Rugoff


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  • 18 years ago | Books

    Richard Powers routinely tackles subjects few of his fellow literary novelists would touch with a 10-foot pole. Molecular genetics, corporate commerce, pediatrics and artificial intelligence are but a few of the arenas his fiction has explored. An...

  • 18 years ago | Art

    Photo by Marcus Leith Art museums, the cliché goes, are the cathedrals of our age, luring the faithful with the relics of Modernist saints. But these days, museum buildings have seemingly become more significant — or sexier — than...

  • 19 years ago | Books

    Photo by Gary BoasFOR THE TRULY DIE-HARD FANS, A glossy 8-by-10 of their chosen icon is never enough. Nothing less than a physical confrontation will do, a sighting in the flesh. And this momentous event must be documented with tangible evidence, ...

  • 19 years ago | Art

    When ”Sensation: Young British Artists from the Saatchi Collection“ opened at the Brooklyn Museum of Art earlier this year to a storm of front-page publicity and political brouhaha, my heart sank. Not on account of Mayor Rudy Giuliani...

  • 19 years ago | Art

    The Eli and Edythe L. Broad CollectionNEW YORKERS ARE RENOWNED FOR BEING A PROFOUNDLY provincial group, dedicated to a pre-Copernican world-view that the cultural universe revolves around Manhattan. It's an attitude that finds its most extreme for...


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