Kent Minturn

Lecturer and Director of MA in Modern Art: Critical and Curatorial Studies (MODA)

European and American Modernism; History of Photography and Cinema
Ph.D., Columbia University, 2007

Contact Information

Phone: (212) 854-5676
Office: 908 Schermerhorn Hall
Office Hours: Mondays, 1-3

Recent Publications

"On Jean Dubuffet’s Peintures intiatiques d’Alfonso Ossorio (1951)," essay for the exh. cat., Alfonso Ossorio, 1949-1953 (New York: Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, 2013): 10-24.

"Chaissac, Dubuffet, and Paulhan: From Proletarian Literature to écrits Bruts," Kunstlicht: Journal for Art, Visual Culture and Architecture (Special Issue on 'Ut pictura poesis') 33:2 (Fall 2012): 88-102. PDF

"Clyfford Still, Paul Cézanne, and Posterity," available online at (Spring 2012).

"Postwar, Post-New York," essay for the exh. cat., Ary Stillman (Houston, TX: William Reaves Fine Art, 2011): 1-9.

"Greenberg Misreading Dubuffet," in Joan Marter, ed., Abstract Expressionism: The International Context (New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2007): 125-137.

"Klee and America" [Preview], Artforum (January 2006): 84.

"There's Someone Missing Here, It's Pollock," exh. cat., Modern American Paintings from the NYU Collection (Cork, Ireland: Lewis Glucksman Gallery, 2005): 37-47.

"Seeing Malevich, Cinematically," Art Journal (Winter 2004): 141-144. PDF

"Image Duplicator: Roy Lichtenstein and the Emergence of Pop Art" [Review], Archives of American Art Journal 44:1-2 (Winter 2004): 47-51.

"Dubuffet, Lévi-Strauss and the Idea of Art Brut," Res 46 (Autumn 2004): 237-248. PDF

"Digitally-Enhanced Evidence: MoMA's Reconfiguration of Namuth's Pollock," Visual Resources 17:1 (Spring 2001): 127-145. PDF

"Peinture Noire: Abstract Expressionism and Film Noir," in Film Noir Reader II, ed. James Ursini and Alain Silver (New York: Limelight Editions, 1999): 270-309.


Jean Dubuffet (London: Phaidon, forthcoming 2014).

Recent and Upcoming Lectures

"Wols in Cassis," in conjunction with WOLS: Retrospective, The Menil Collection, Houston, TX, November 25, 2013.

"Clyfford Still at the California School of Fine Arts," Clyfford Still: View from the 21st Century Symposium, Sotheby’s, New York, October 26, 2013.

"Dubuffet on Ossorio (and Pollock)," Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center, NY, August 11, 2013.

"Transatlantic Conversations and Abstract Expressionism," symposium co-organizer and moderator, The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC, April 20, 2013.

"Clyfford Still in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction," Clyfford Still Museum, Denver, CO, March 7, 2013.

"Rewriting the History of Art Brut," 10th Annual Outsider Art Fair, New York, February 1, 2013.

"Postwar French Thought and Contemporary Art," School of Visual Arts, New York, NY, October 29, 2011.

"Commitment and Consumerism: Artistic Culture in Europe at the mid-20th Century," session co-organiser with Alex Potts, College Art Association annual conference, Chicago, February 11, 2010.


Hubert Damisch, "Dubuffet ou la lecture du monde" (1962), co-translated with Priya Wadhera as "Dubuffet, or the Reading of the World" Art in Translation (forthcoming Spring 2014).

Hubert Damisch, "La Partie et le Tout" (1970), co-translated with Priya Wadhera as "The Part and The Whole" Art in Translation 4:2 (June 2012): 245-265.

Hubert Damisch, "L’Inventeur de la Peinture" (2001), co-translated with Eric Trudel as "The Inventor of Painting" Oxford Art Journal 33:3 (Fall 2010): 301-316.

Jean Dubuffet, "Honneur aux valeurs sauvages" (1951), translated as "In Honor of Savage Values," along with the Dubuffet—Lévi-Strauss Correspondence, in Res 46 (Autumn 2004): 259-268.


Morgan-Menil Fellowship, The Morgan Library and Museum

Dedalus Foundation Dissertation Grant

Getty Library Research Grant