An exhibition at New York’s Jewish Museum redefines the ritual object
The art-critic battle that turned Pollock, de Kooning, and others into superstars
How William Steig’s inner turmoil changed him
Why do Alex Katz’s elegant canvases strike critics as the ultimate in WASP art?
The Jewish Museum avoids making Modigliani into his generation’s Jim Morrison, but does it paint itself into a corner with another cliché?