Ben Davis

Ben Davis is an art critic living in New York.

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Nov. 14 2013 12:54 PMStef and JeffLady Gaga stands up for the rights of starving artist Jeff Koons.
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Oct. 22 2013 11:45 PMLaughing All the Way to the BanksyWhy Bloomberg’s New York needs Britain’s most famous street artist
Gallery
Dec. 1 2011 4:59 PMMaurizio Cattelan Is the Art World’s Greatest Prankster. But Is the Joke on Us?
Art
Sept. 16 2010 6:52 AMStarry NightsWhy are so many artists using celebrities in their paintings, sculptures, and installations?
Art
Feb. 24 2010 9:39 AMFreaking Out the Old MastersWhy the Whitney Museum chose George Condo to represent the state of art in 2010.
Art
Nov. 18 2009 11:27 AMHello, DalíThe surreal, high-concept showmanship of Urs Fischer.
Books
Nov. 6 2013 10:05 AMMi Gosh and By-heckDeborah Solomon’s life of Norman Rockwell, whose art looked back to an America that never was.
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Oct. 15 2013 8:45 AMAre Artists to Blame for Gentrification?Or would SoHo, Chelsea, and Williamsburg have gentrified without them?
Art
Nov. 18 2010 12:05 PMThe King of CuteYoshitomo Nara's art is undeniably adorable. Is it meaningful?
Art
May 26 2010 7:43 AMIs Street Art Over?Banksy's Exit Through the Gift Shop is a poisoned valentine to the movement he made famous.
Art
Dec. 31 2009 10:07 AMTim Burton's Charmed LifeIs the acclaimed Hollywood filmmaker an artist?
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