The first time art critic Barbara Pollack went to China in 2004, she says the art scene reminded her of the wild, wild west: there were some brave pioneers and a general sense of lawlessness — no established rules or conventions. In the short years since then, the Chinese art scene — like the Chinese economy — has exploded, with over 400 galleries in Beijing and 1200 contemporary art museums being built across the country, according to Pollack.
Jeffrey Brown takes a look back at the life and career of the late French photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson, the father of modern photojournalism. An exhibit of his photos is currently at New York’s Museum of Modern Art. Continue reading