28 October 2013

Arthur Danto, January 1, 1924- October 25, 2013

Arthur Danto

photograph by Steve Pyke

Arthur C. Danto, long-time art critic for The Nation, philosophy professor at Columbia University, and prolific author of over 30 books, died Friday, October 25.  The author of “Beyond the Brillo Box” and “After the End of Art,” Danto embraced the stylistic pluralism that sprouted in the 1960s and bloomed throughout the 1970s and 1980s.   A long-time AICA-USA member, Danto’s writing was exceptional for its clarity and for its ability to convey the motives and productions of artists without resorting to purely formal or psychological models.   His New York Times obituary can be found here.

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