Claire Barliant is a writer and curator who lives in Brooklyn.

Pool of Tears II (2000), Kiki Smith.

‘If you can outlive most men, all of a sudden you can be venerated’ – an interview with Kiki Smith

The versatile artist talks about her love of printmaking – and being in it for the long haul

26 Oct 2019
Untitled (1900), artist unknown. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Getting to grips with China’s bewildering bapo paintings

The paintings might be puzzles but they deserve to be better known

11 Sep 2017

Picasso’s best sculptures are the ones he didn’t take terribly seriously

The artist’s smaller, seemingly tossed-off experiments at MoMA have a surprisingly contemporary feel

3 Dec 2015