Bill Beckley, books, essays, photo fictions, articles, interviews and previews

Fab the Fortunate Frog - January 9, 2017

About That Snake - Memorial Day, 2015

Accidentally on Purpose: Bill Beckley at Albertz Benda by David Carrier, October 3rd, 2015

A Chattering of Starlings, December 25, 2014 Kerhonkson NY

Neue Zuger Zeitung article, 11-2014

Death and Venice, for Dennis, 2011

Radical Domestics, Thomas Phan, 2010

Warm Poop, an Elegy, Thomas Phan, 2010

Etcetera - Tony Shafrazi, Art in America exhibition review by Tim Maul, September, 2010

Pathways to a self, Galerie Hans Mayer, Düsseldorf, Germany - Walther Konig Publishing, Cologne, Germany, 2009

Interview, Bill Beckley talking about his work from 1969-71

Sticky Sublime, Edited by Bill Beckley, The School of Visual Arts and Allworth Press, New York, 2001

Ping-Pong Dialogues, Chelsea Space, London, 2008, Courtney J. Martin

Pathways to a self, Introduction by Carter Ratcliff

The child in the House, David Carrier

Generosity and the Black Swan, Bill Beckley

Louise Bourgeois (On Sunday Afternoons), Bill Beckley

Uncontrollable Beauty, Edited by Bill Beckley with David Shapiro, The School of Visual Arts and Allworth Press, New York, 1998


Introduction to Thomas McEvilleyís The Space of Ancient Thought, Allworth Press and The School of Visual Arts, 2002

Sticky Sublime, Introduction for Sticky Sublime, Allworth Press, and the School of Visual Arts, New York, 2000

All Names Have Been Changed to Protect the Innocent, Afterward of Donald Kuspit's Dialectic of Decadence, Allworth Press, NY

Sublimitas Mobilist, Introduction to Beauty and the Contemporary Sublime by Jeremy Gilbert-Rolfe, Allworth Press and The School of Visual Arts, New York, 1999

Doubting Thomas, Introduction to Sculpture in the Ager of Doubt by Thomas McEvilley, Allworth Press and The School of Visual Arts, New York, 1999

The Beginning of the Art World, Introduction to The End of the Art World, by Robert C. Morgan, Allworth Press and The School of Visual Arts, New York, 1998

Generosity and the Black Swan, Introduction to Uncontrollable Beauty (Edited by Bill Beckley), Allworth Press and The School of Visual Arts, New York, 1997

Rocket Man, Introduction to Imaginary Portraits by Walter Pater, Allworth press, New York, 1997

Teaching Art, Introduction to Lectures on Art by John Ruskin, Allworth Press, New York, 1997

Motives for Metaphor, Ruskin, Then and Now, Introduction to The Laws of FÈsole by John Ruskin, Allworth press, The School of Visual Arts, 1996

Photo fictions:

Sticky Sublime, Art Press, Special April Issue, 2002

The Road to Ra A narrative poem, Lingo Magazine. West Stockbridge, 1996

Art Press Pink I, Think Story and photographs, Bill Beckley April, 1995

Articles, interviews and reviews:

Edward Leffingwell, Review of Dorfman Projects show, Art in America, January issue, New York, 2008

Catalogue for Made in USA with Keith Haring, Kenny Scharf, Robert Longo and Bill Beckley, Oberhausen, Germany, 2002

Sticky Sublime and Stations Art, Press special issue, April 2002

Thomas McEvilley, Art in America (review), March issue, New York, 2002

Smock Magazine, Two Stations Volume 2, #1, Winter issue, New York, 2002

The Connection, WBUR Boston, Public Radio, March 27, 2002

David Shapiro, 14 Stations/Fourteen Questions, New York Arts, October 2001

Robert Morgan, Review of Gibson show, Review Magazine, New York, March 15, 2000

Book for exhibition Sammlung Falckenberg, Museum de bildenden Kunst Leipzig, Germany, Herausgegeben von Klaus Deiter Eicchler Philosophie der Freundschaft, Reclam Leipzig, Germany (Cover Photograph)

17 Contemporary Artists from America, Italy, and Mexico Catalog for exhibition, The Menile Collection, Texas

Art at Ringier 1995-1998, Ringier AG Zurich, Switzerland

Tony Godfrey, Conceptual Art, Phaidon Press, London, 1998

Luminita Sabau (Editor), The Promise of Photography, (also A.D. Coleman), Prestel Press, Munich, London, New York, 1998

The American Sublime, Conversation with Bill Beckley and Louise Bourgeois, Harpers Magazine, September, 1998

Tim Cahill, A Dialogue with beauty Reappears in Contemporary Art, Christian Science Monitor, August 21, 1998

Mary Tabor, Think Tank, Rescuing Beauty, Then Bowing to Her Power, New York Times, April 11, 1998

Edith Newhall, The Beauty Part, New York Magazine, March 23, 1998

Ela Caroli, Arte, I segni quotidiani dellíamericano Beckley, Corrier del Mezzogiorno, May 22, 1998

Il Sole, In Galleria, May 24, 1998

Von Michael George-Muller, Zeitgenossischee Kunst in Dusseldorf, Wirtschaft, March 1, 1998

Jonathan Goodman, Review of Gibson Exhibition, Art in America, September, 1997

Edith Newhall, review of Gibson exhibition, New York Magazine, March 17, 1997

Anne Dagbert, Bill Beckley, Chateau de Jau review, El Guina 5-6-1995, Version Francaise, Barcelona

David Shapiro, Bill Beckley: The Art of Liberty 1969-1994, Catalogue essay for book (78 pages), published by Galerie Hans Mayer Dusseldorf and Chateau de Jau, Perpignan for retrospective exhibitions, 1994

Art Press, Exporama (reproduction), Paris, September 1994, no.194

Herve Gauville, Les acides mesalliances de Beckley, Liberation, Paris, August 20, 1994

Luc Vezin, Les Codes de Bill Beckley, Info Matin, September 7, 1994, Ivre sur Seine, no.169

Luc Malepeyre, L'epouse du ministre de la Culture a le vernissage de l'expo de Bill Beckley, Midi Libre, Perpignan, France, June 26, 1994

Heinz-Norbert Jocks, Subtile Poesie des Banalen (review of exhibition at Galerie Hans Mayer), Westdeutsche Zeitung, June 1994

Klaus U. Reinke, Fruchte gemeinsamer Strategie (review of exhibition at Galerie Hans Mayer), Handelsblatt, June 2, 1994

Sebastian Klause, Eisgekuhlte Poesie (Review of exhibition at Galerie Hans Mayer), D¸sseldorfer Feuilleton, May 27, 1994

Antonio Cerveria Pinto, Not Photography, O Independente, June 12, 1993

”scar Faria, Arte de Frabricar HistÛrias, interview in Publico, p.32, June 3, 1993

”scar Faria, Fabrica de textos, Publico, May 17, 1993

F.P., review in Primeiro de Janeiro, Porto, June 17, 1993

Unsigned review in ComÈrcio do Porto, June 9, 1993

J.S.M., Text Factory, Artes & Leibnıes, p.84, June July 1993

Les Limites de l'Art, La Donation Vicky Remy, p.75, Musee d'Art de Saint-Etienne, 1993

Galerie Mit Bleistift, Galerie Konrad Fischer, retrospective catalogue, p.90. 1993

C.S. Roberts, Riguer et la Rupture, Kanal Europe, January, 1993

Riccardo Notte, Affidiamoci Alla Forza D'urto Delle Immagini Assolute, Roma, January 9, 1992

RTME T.V., Naples, Rome, Evening News, January 12, 1992

Rizzoli Papadakis, New York, 1992

Lisa Phillips, Image World, Art and Media Culture, In New Art, Edited by Andreas

Raphael Rubenstein, review in Arts Magazine, May 1991

Alan Jones, Books in Artist's Lives, Arts Magazine, January 1991

Michel Uridsany, Marathon Autor de Beauborg, Le Figaro, September 11, 1990

Exhibition Catalog, Image World, Art and Media Culture, Whitney Museum of American Art, p.86, 1989

Bill Beckley (exhibition catalog), Galleria Milano, 1989

Bill Beckley, La Republique, June 8, 1989

Judith Christensen, Slices of Art and Life, Artweek, May 6, 1989

American, Italian, Mexican Art, 1979-1989, Catalogue Hofstra Museum, Hempstead, New York Collection of Francesco Pellizzi

David Shapiro, Art Scribe, November / December 1988, (review)

Jane Bell, Bill Beckley, Art News, January 1988, (review)

Photography And Art Interaction Since 1946 by Andy Grundberg and Kathleen McCarthy-Gauss, Abbeyville Press, l987

Fabrications, Anne H. Hoy, Abbeyville Press, 1987

Suzanne Stroh, High Impact and the Downe Collection (catalogue essay), 10 Years of Collecting Contemporary Art, l979-86, Wellesley College Museum, pp.86,87, 1987

Joseph Jacobs, The New Photography, This is not a Photograph (catalogue essay), John and Mabel Ringling Museum of Art, 1987

Bill Beckley, References, Cafe Creme Magazine, no.7, Summer, 1986

Anne Dagbert, Bill Beckley, L'Archeologie du Tableau (interview), Art Press, 93, June 1985, p.19

Hudson River Museum, 1985

Mary Delahoyd, A New Beginning (exhibition catalogue), 1968/1978

Connie Beckley, Bill Beckley (exhibition catalogue), Middelburg, Netherlands, 1984

Collage Expanded (exhibition catalogue), Visual Arts Museum, 1984

Michael Brenson, New York Times (exhibition review), Friday, April 6, 1984

Tommaso De Chairo, Lo Spozio-Tempo Della Narrative Art, Terzoocchio, March, 1984

David Shapiro, The Text Factory: An Interview with Bill Beckley, Arts, vol.59, no.2, October 1984, p.142

Donald B. Kuspit, Art in America (exhibition review), vol.72, no.9, October, 1984, p.197

Ellen Handy, (exhibition review) Arts, vol.58, no.10, Summer, 1984, p.37

Bill Beckley (exhibition catalogue), Stadtisches Museum, Monchengladbach, 1984

Catherine Millet, Rupture, pas Rupture?, Art Press 70, 1983

Jane Bell, (exhibition review) Artnews, Vol.82, no.8, October 1983, p.178

Vante Aux Encheres (exhibition catalogue), Palais Des Beaux-Arts, Bruxelles, 1983

Rolf H. Krauss, Manfred Schmalriede and Michael Schwarz, Kunst Mit Photographie, Frolich and Kaufmann, 1983

The RSM Collection (exhibition catalogue), The Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, 1981

Douglas Davis, After Photography, Village Voice, April 1-7, 1981

112 Workshop, Greene Street, New York University Press, pp. 3, 12, 15, 27, 1981

A Seventies Selection (exhibition catalogue), Miami Art Museum, Oxford, Ohio, 1981

The New Museum, New York City, 1981

Alternatives in Retrospect, An Historical Overview l969-1975 (exhibition catalogue)

Les Levin, Camera Art, Artes Visuales, no. 25, August, 1980

Artist and Camera (exhibition catalogue), Arts Council of Great Britain, 1980

Shop Windows By Artists, (exhibition catalogue), Graz, 1980

The Sense of the Self, From Self-Portrait to Autobiography (exhibition catalogue), Independent Curators Inc., 1980

Drawings from the Collection of Milton Brutten and Helen Herrick (exhibition catalogue), William Paterson College, Wayne, New Jersey, l980

Chantal Lette-Darcy, Interview with Bill Beckley, (cover), Parachute no.19, Summer, 1980, p.19

Mark Stevens, The Dizzy Decade, Newsweek, March 26, p.91, 1979

Sam Hunter, Modern Art, Abrams, 1979

Paula Marincola, Words and Images (catalogue essay), Philadelphia College of Art, 1979

Narrative Art (exhibition catalogue), Groninger Museum, Groningen, 1979

Biennial Exhibition (exhibition catalogue), Whitney Museum of American Art, 1979

Concept Narrative Document (exhibition catalogue), Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, 1979

Watercolor and Photographs, Narrative Art, (exhibition catalogue), D¸sseldorf, 1979

Bill Beckley (statement and cover), Kunstform, no.33, 1979, p.110

Words (exhibition catalogue), Museum Bochun and Palasso Ducale, 1979

Paul Schimmel, American Narrative / Story Art (exhibition catalogue), Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, Texas 1978

Daniel Templon 10 Years, (exhibition catalogue), 1978

St James Press Ltd., Great Britian, 1977

Colin Naylor and Genesis P-Orridge, eds., Contemporary Artists

Francesca Alinori, Humor and Thrills in Bill Beckley's Stories (cover), Sommario, vol.3, no.6, June, 1978, p.6

So Billig Wie Nie, Wirtschafts Woche, no.29, July 8, 1977

Documenta 6 (exhibition catalogue), Kassel, Germany, 1977

Bill Beckley 1972-1977 (exhibition catalogue), Galerie Denise Rene, Hans Mayer, 1977

Bill Beckley, Romanticism: An Outline (I'm Sitting by the Sea), Flash Art 78-79, November / December, 1977 (cover with article) pp.26-27, 46-47

Flash Art, no. 76-77, July / August, 1977 (cover)

Mac Adams, Bill Beckley, James Collins, (exhibition catalogue), Alberta College of Art, 1977

Richard S. Scheiderman, Georgia Museum of Art, Bulletin 1976-1977, University of Georgia, 1977

Critical Perspectives in American Art (exhibition catalogue), University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 1976

Bonito Oliva, Achille, Europe America, the Different Avant-Gardes, Deco Press, 1976

Peter Frank, Auto Art, Self-Indulgent? And How! Art News, September 1976

Mark Stevens, The Dizzy Decade Newsweek, March 26, 1976

Michael Krugman, (exhibition review), Art in America, Vol.64, no.4, July / August, 1976, p.102

USA. (exhibition catalogue), The Venice Biennial, 1976

The Artist and the Photograph (11) (exhibition catalogue), Second Triennale of Photography at the Israel Museum, 1976

Barbara Radice, Bill Beckley: La Struttura Dell' Acausale Data Arte (cover), May / June, 1976, p.62

Critical Perspectives in American Art (exhibition catalogue), 37th Venice Biennial, 1976

Visibila Data Arte, no.19, December, 1975

Judith Tannenbaum, New York Art Yearbook, vol.1, 1975-76, Noyes Art Books, New York

Bill Beckley, Flash Art, no.10, 1975

Narrative in Contemporary Art (exhibition catalogue), University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada, 1975

David Bourdon, (Photo) (Photo) 2 ... (Photo) n. (exhibition catalogue), University of Maryland Art Gallery, 1975

Work Image Number (exhibition catalogue), Sarah Lawrence Gallery, 1975

Les Levin, Camera Art, Lunds Konsthall, Sweden, 1975

Documents de l'Absence, Maison de la Culture de Remmes, (exhibition catalogue), 1975

Margareth Jochimsem, Story Art Magazin Kunst, no.2, 1974, p.56

James Collins, Narrative (exhibition review), Artforum , September, 1974

Narrative Art, (exhibition catalogue), Museo Progressivo d'Arte Contemporanea, Citta di Livorno, 1974

James Collins, Story Art New York, October 28, 1974

Narrative Art (exhibition catalogue), Cannaviello Studio d'Arte, Rome, 1974

Claire Stoullig, Bill Beckley, Le Narrative Art, Art Press, no.6, September / October, 1973, p.22

Manifestations Internationales Artitudes 5, Summer, 1973

A la 8 Biennale de Paris, Elle, September 17, 1973

Bill Beckley, Bill Beckley, Flash Art, no.2, July - August, 1973, p.8

Bruce Boice, Bill Beckley, (exhibition review), Artforum , June, 1973

James Collins, Story, (exhibition review) Artforum, September, 1973

Rumbles Avalanche, Spring, 1972

Bill Beckley, Ululations, Avalanche, Fall, 1971, p.18

Jeffrey Lew and Alan Saret, 112 Green Street Avalanche, Winter, 1971

Art in the Mind, Allen Art Museum, Oberlin College, 1970

Robert Rohm, Outdoor Sculpture -Sculpture Outdoors, Pukka Magazine, September 1970