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Carroll Dunham


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Carroll Dunham was born in New Haven in 1949. Working since the late 1970s in painting, drawing, and printmaking, Dunham is known for a conceptual approach, which has included aspects of abstraction and representation. His work has been the subject of numerous solo exhibitions, including a mid-career retrospective at the New Museum, New York, as well as group exhibitions at institutions in the United States and abroad. His writings have appeared in Artforum, Bomb, The Journal, and numerous artist catalogs. His work is included in a number of public collections. He lives and works in New York and Connecticut.

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September 18th, 2019

Publish & Perish: 8 Years of Badlands Unlimited exhibition Sept 18 - Oct 20

Publish & Perish: 8 Years of Badlands UnlimitedSeptember 18 - October 2024 Rutgers streetNew York, NY 10002 Badlands Unlimited and Greene Naftali Gallery are pleased to announce the exhibition “Publish And Perish: Eight Years of Badlands Unlimited” at the Badlands exhibition space at 24 Rutger... more

November 22nd, 2018

Holiday Sale: Buy Us Gift Others like Planned Parenthood, ACLU, Ida B. Wells Society & More

Since 2010, Badlands Unlimited has published over 50 titles and 40 artist works in print and digital forms. Treat yourself and others this holiday season with path-breaking publications and support groups such as Planned Parenthood, the ACLU, Black and Pink (a support and advocacy group for LGBTQ... more

November 8th, 2018

NY Review of Books on Carroll Dunham's Into Words

Sandford Schwartz reviews Into Words by Carroll Dunham. In the review he writes, "Carroll Dunham has a particular and often commanding voice as a writer. He can be brainy and erudite in one instance, and colloquial, amused, and down to earth in the next." And, "At the same time Dunham can explain a ... more

May 11th, 2018

Paul Chan and Carroll Dunham essential reads by artists

Jullian Billard at Artspace considers Paul Chan's Selected Writings and Carroll Dunham's Into Words as two of the ten essential books about art written by artists. She writes about Chan: "In this selection of critical essays, the artist muses on both the joys and frustrations of the inherent paradox... more

December 26th, 2017

Into Words featured in Artnet's list of holiday books

Taylor Dafoe at Artnet News writes about Into Words as one of the holiday books we should read. Dafoe writes, "In addition to being an acclaimed artist, Carroll Dunham is also an astute writer. The collected writings gathered here range from reviews of Picasso and Jasper Johns to a close look at K... more

December 17th, 2017

Carroll Dunham & David Salle in Conversation

Read a conversation from this past summer between painters and writers Carroll Dunham and David Salle with Blau Magazine's Cornelius Tittle on The Brooklyn Rail's site. With shout outs to Marcel Duchamp: The Afternoon Interviews and Badlands author, Calvin Tomkins! ... more

November 23rd, 2017

Great Painter Amy Sillman reviews Great Painter Carroll Dunham!

Amy Sillman reviews our fall book Into Words: The Selected Writings of Carroll Dunham in the newest issue of Bookforum (Jan/Dec)! Calls it weird, dirty, and productive! Buy INTO WORDS 40% off this holiday for yourself/friends/fam!... more

November 21st, 2017

Paul Chan & Carroll Dunham in Conversation at the New Museum Saturday 12/2

Paul Chan & Carroll Dunham will be in conversation this Saturday December 2nd, 5pm, at the New Museum as part of the series Who’s Afraid of the New Now?: 40 Artists in Dialogue. Tickets only $5! Copies of Carroll's book Into Words will be available for sale at the New Museum store. Buy tickets h... more

November 20th, 2017

Carroll Dunham's "Into Words" Reviewed in The New Yorker

Carroll Dunham's Into Words was chosen by Andrea K. Scott as part of The New Yorker's "What We're Reading This Week" column. Scott writes of Dunham: "He distilled years of hard thinking into thicket-clearing prose on subjects ranging from Robert Rauschenberg’s game-changing “Combines” to the late pa... more

November 4th, 2017

Interview Magazine on Carroll & Lena's "Strange Days" Screening

Interview writer Scout Sabo attended last Thursday's special screening of Kathryn Bigelow's Strange Days with Carroll and Lena Dunham at Metrograph. The Dunhams introduced the film then did a short Q&A following the screening discussing the film's contemporary resonances as well as Carroll's new... more

October 31st, 2017

"Strange Days" Metrograph Screening with Carroll & Lena Dunham Thursday 11/2

At Metrograph this Thursday November 2nd at 7PM, Carroll & Lena Dunham will screen a favorite film of theirs, Kathryn Bigelow's 1995 futuristic thriller Strange Days. There will also be a Q&A with Lena & Carroll along with a book signing for Carroll's new book, Into Words. More info abou... more

October 18th, 2017

Carroll Dunham Interviewed by Matthew Weinstein for BOMB Magazine

Carroll Dunham has been interviewed by Matthew Weinstein for BOMB Magazine about being an artist and a writer. Dunham says about art writing: "It's so much worse than being alone in my studio. But you can do it. It's really a matter of putting words on a page, and then rereading it and fixing what's... more

September 19th, 2017

Badlands at NYABF 2017

Badlands is pleased to participate in the 2017 New York Art Book Fair at MoMA PS1 (Booth M03, Ground Floor). This year, Badlands will premiere our first installation: a not-so-faithful replica of Y.P. 99¢ & UP, the retail store we operate in the Lower East Side. Like Y.P., you'll be able to buy ... more

September 5th, 2017

Carroll Dunham's Into Words Reviewed by Publishers Weekly

Badlands' upcoming fall title, Carroll Dunham's first collection of selected writings, Into Words, was recently given a great advance review by Publishers Weekly marking the first time a Badlands title has been reviewed by the publication. PW writes: "This enjoyable and wildly eclectic selection of ... more