Matthew Israel
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Matthew Israel

Matthew is an art historian, writer and educator and is currently the Director of The Art Genome Project at Artsy. His book on American artists’ political engagement during the Vietnam War, Kill for Peace, was published in Fall 2013 by University of Texas Press. Matthew has taught modern and contemporary art history at New York University and Parsons, The New School for Design and has written articles for ARTFORUM, Frieze and Art in America. Matthew has also contributed to catalogues for The College Art Association, The Whitney Museum of American Art, the New Museum, Gagosian Gallery, and Cheim & Read Gallery.

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Culture 4 novembre 2014

Takashi Murakami after Tōhoku

History has shown us time and again how wars and natural disasters can dramatically alter an artist's work and career. In retrospect, we may consider the 2011 Great Tōhoku Earthquake and tsunami the major career-altering event for Takashi Murakami...

Culture 30 août 2014

Is Banksy Over?

This post was originally supposed to go into depth about one work by one artist: "Girl With Balloon" (also known as "There is Always Hope") by Banksy. Yet then I read an article about Banksy backlash among graffiti artists; it described other artists defacing his work. I also realized Banksy had been in the news a lot less since his New York "residency" last year...