Selected Bibliography

Books and Catalogues

Burton, Johanna, Anne Ellegood. Take It or Leave It: Institution, Image, Ideology. Los Angeles: Hammer Museum, 2014. 

DiQuinzio, Apsara. The Air We Breathe: Artists and Poets Reflect on Marriage Equality. San Francisco: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and Distributed Art Publishers, 2011.

Pritikin, Renny, and Chris Lanier. Owen Smith & Nayland Blake. Davis, California: Richard L. Nelson Gallery, University of California, Davis, 2010.

Reilly, Maura. Nayland Blake: Behavior. New York: Location 1, 2009.

Berger, Maurice. White: Whiteness and Race in Contemporary Art. In Issues in Cultural Theory 7. Baltimore: Center for Art and Visual Culture at University of Maryland, 2004.

Kotik, Charlotta and Tumelo Mosaka. Open: Working in Brooklyn. Brooklyn: The Brooklyn Museum of Art, 2004.

Berry, Ian. Nayland Blake, Some Kind of Love: Performance Video 1989-2002. Saratoga Springs: The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, 2003.

Buskirk, Martha. The Contingent Object of Contemporary Art. Cambridge: The MIT Press, 2003.

Rush, Michael. Video Art. London: Thames & Hudson, 2003.

Isé, Claudine and Mary-Kay Lombino. Bestiary. New York: Armory Center for the Arts, 2000.

Balken, Debra Bricker. Drawing in the Present Tense. New York: Parsons School of Design, 1999.

Rugoff, Ralph. Scene of the Crime. Cambridge: MIT Press; Los Angeles: The Regents of the University of California and the Armand Hammer Museum of Art, 1997.

Contemporary Arts Museum. Nayland Blake: Hare Attitudes. Houston: Contemporary Arts Museum, 1996.

Rubin, David S. It’s Only Rock and Roll: Rock and Roll Currents in Contemporary Art. Munich: Prestel Verlag; New York, Exhibition Management Inc., 1995.

Goldin, Thelma, ed. Black Male: Representations of Masculinity in Contemporary American Art. New York: Whitney Museum of American Art and Abrams Inc., 1994.

Gott, Ted. Don’t Leave Me This Way: Art in the Age of AIDS. Canberra: National Gallery of Australia; Melbourne, London, New York: Thames & Hudson, 1994.

Centrum Sztuki Wspólczesnej. Kate Erikson and Mel Ziegler, Karen Kilimnik, Mark Dion, Michael Timpson, Pruitt and Early, Matthew McCaslin, Haim Steinbach, Fred Wilson, Nayland Blake, Ashley Bickerton. Warsaw: Centrum Sztuki Wspólczesnej, 1992.

Neret, Gilles. Erotik in der Kunst. Cologne: Benedikt Taschen Verlag, 1992.

Raczca, Robert. Effected Desire. [Exhibition brochure]. Pittsburgh: Carnegie Museum of Art, 1992.

Weber, John. Dissent, Difference and the Body Politic. Portland: Portland Art Museum, 1992.

Armstrong, Richard. Mind Over Matter: Concept and Object. New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 1991.

Armstrong, Richard, John G. Hanhardt, Richard Marshall, and Lisa Phillips. 1991 Biennial Exhibition. New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 1991.

Cameron, Dan. Just What Is It That Makes Today's Homes So Different, So Appealing? Glens Falls: The Hyde Collection, 1991.

Galleria Comunale d’Arte Moderna. Anni Novanta. Milan: Arnaldo Mondadori Arte, 1991.

Knode, Marilu and Anne Ayres. Third Newport Biennial: Mapping Histories. Newport Beach, California: Newport Harbor Art Museum, 1991.

Morin, France, Sylvère Lotringer and bell hooks. The Interrupted Life. New York: New Museum of Contemporary Art, 1991.

Acker, Kathy. Low. New York: Petersberg Gallery, 1990.

Andrea Rosen Gallery. Stendhal Syndrome: The Cure. New York: Andrea Rosen Gallery, 1990.

Caldwell, John and John R. Lane. SECA Art Award 1990: Nayland Blake and John Meyer. San Francisco: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 1990.

Caldwell, John. New Work: A New Generation. San Francisco: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 1990.

Graw, Isabelle, ed. Nachschub (Supply). Cologne: The Köln Show, 1990.

Hawkins, Richard. Re: Punch Agonistes. Santa Monica: Richard Kuhlenschmidt Gallery, 1990.

Art Against Aids. On the Road. Art Against Aids, 1989.

Heiferman, Marvin and Lisa Phillips. Image World. New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 1989

Porges, Maria. The New Narratology: Examining the Narrative in Image-Text Art. San Francisco: Words & Pictures, 1989

Cooper, Dennis, et. al. Against Nature. Los Angeles: Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, 1988.

Selected Articles

Biancolli, Amy. "A contemporary gift to the Tang." Times Union, November 13, 2014.

Ebony, David. "Liberating Love: Anthony Friedkin's 'The Gay Essay' / Interview with Nayland Blake by David Ebony." Yale Art Books, October 10, 2014.

Leifheit, Matthew. "The Art of Calling Bullshit." Vice, November 20, 2014.

"Review: Nayland Blake and Claire Pentecost/Iceberg Projects." Newcity Art, September 27, 2014.

Tillman, Lynne. "Seriously? In Defense of Irony." Frieze no. 165, September 2014.

Ebberly, Cliff. “Nayland Blake, Thomas Demand, Trisha Donnelly, Vincent Fecteau, Wade Guyton at Matthew Marks.” Los Angeles I’m Yours, September 3, 2013.

Storr, Robert. “Talk Talk: The Trials and Tribulations of the International Lecture Circuit.” Frieze, January/February, 2010, 15.

Burton, Johanna. “Nayland Blake: Location One.” Artforum, March 2009, 243.

The New Yorker, 12 January, 2009, 10.

Díaz, Eva. “Review: Nayland Blake, Location One.” Modern Painters, March 2009, 71.

Hirsch, Faye. “Nayland Blake.” Art in America, February 2009, 125.

Kley, Elizabeth. “Gotham Art & Theater.”, January 2009.

MacAdam, Barbara. “Nayland Blake.” ARTnews, March 2009, 106.

“Nayland Blake.” New Yorker, 12 January 2009, 10.

Cotter, Holland. “Art in Review: Nayland Blake.” New York Times, 22 February 2008, E31.

Frankel, David. “Nayland Blake.” ArtForum, April 2008, 365.

Gispert, Luis. “Nayland Blake.” New Yorker, 3 March 2008, 12.

“The Guys We Would Fuck.”, 11 June, 2008.

“Institute of Contemporary Art: The Puppet Show.”, 12 January 2008.

Levin, Kim. “Nayland Blake.” ARTnews, April 2008, 139 – 140.

“Nayland Blake, What the Whiskey Said, What the Sun is Saying.”, 1 February 2008.

“Rachel Harrison & Nayland Blake.” BOMB Magazine, 15 December 2008, 44 –53.

Taylor, Alex. “Roadie-looking Artist Nayland Blake Gets Soho Solo Show.” New York Observer, 3 December 2008.

Blake, Nayland. “Mary Jordan.” Bomb Interviews 99, Spring 2007, 41– 45.

Cotter, Holland. “Art Review | Neointegrity: Go Ahead, Expect Surprises.” New York Times, 9 August 2007.

Feinstein, Lea. “Nayland Blake.” ARTnews, December 2007, 161

Davies, Lillian. “Nayland Blake at Fred.”, 20 July 2006.

Cotter, Holland. “Art in Review: Log Cabin.” The New York Times, 28 January 2005, E41.

Guiffo, John. “Shades of White,” ARTnews, January 2005, 82.

Jefferson, Margo. “Playing on Black and White; Racial Messages Through a Camera Lens,” The New York Times, 10 January 2005, E1.

Camhi, Leslie. “An artist’s dual preoccupation with race and corporeality.” Village Voice, 11-17 February 2004, C85.

Douglas, Sara. “Blake Sale.” ARTnews, October 2004, 44.

Enright, Robert. “Particularizing Some General Ideas; an interview with A.A. Bronson,” Border Crossings 89, 2004, 30-43.

Levin, Kim. “Nayland Blake.” Village Voice, 28 January – 3 February 2004, C50.

Perreault, John. “Nayland Blake’s Identity: Burly, Black, and Gay.”, 25 January 2004.

Robinson, Andrew. “Healthy Dose of Queer Attitude.”, 5-11 February 2004.

Rosenberg, Karen, ed. “Nayland Blake.” New York Magazine, 9 February 2004 91.

Valdez, Sara. “Nayland Blake at Matthew Marks.” Art in America, May 2004 122.

Dawson, Jessica. “The Darkness of White: UMBC exhibition can get under the skin.” Washington Post, 4 December 2003, C1.

Gregg, Gail. “What are they teaching art students these days?” ARTnews 102, April 2003, 106-9.

Giuliano, Mike. “Critic’s Choice: Art / Nayland Blake: Some Kind of Love.” City Paper (Baltimore), 5 – 12 February 2003.

Johnson, Ken. “A Host of Gay and Racial Ambiguities Ready for your Decoding.” New York Times, 3 October 2003, E37.

McCabe, Bret. “Rabbit’s Feat.” City Paper (Baltimore), 19–26 February 2003, 32.

McNatt, Glenn. “Blake’s sense of identity packed with emotion.” Baltimore Sun, 6 March 2003, 1E.

Ballentine, Sandra. “Bonbon of the Vanities.” New York Times Magazine, 10 November 2002, 55.

Casadio, Maruccia. “Vogue Philosophy.” Vogue Italia, December 2002.

Forgacs, Eva. “Toys are Us: Toys and the Childlike in Recent Art.” Art Criticism 16, no. 2, 2001, 6-21.

Ratcliff, Carter. “Sensibility on parade.” Art in America 90, October 2002, 73, 75.

Rush, Michael. “A Note: Performance Art Lives.” Fashion Theory 5, September 2001, 331-41.

———.“Nayland Blake at Matthew Marks.” Art in America, 2002.

“Something, Anything?” New Yorker, 19, 26 August 2002, 61.

Berwick, Carly. “Rats Take Manhattan.” ARTnews, Summer 2001.

“Changes in the Cutting Edge.” Palm Beach Post, 16 September 2001.

Schmerler, Sarah. “Play’s the Thing: Critical and Transgressive Practices in Contemporary Art.” Time Out New York, 5-12 July 2001, 60.

Bollen, Christopher. “Nayland Blake, ‘Double Fantasy.’” Time Out New York, 11-18 May 2000, 71.

Buskirk, Martha. “Planning for Impermanence.” Art in America, April 2000, 113 119, 167.

Carr, C. “Bunny Hop.” Village Voice, 25 April 2000, 54.

Cunningham, Michael. “Cookie Monster.” Nest, Winter 2000.

Lieberman, Claire. “That food thing you do.” Sculpture 19, December 2000, 46-53.

Rush, Michael. “Nayland Blake at Matthew Marks.” Art in America 88, September 2000, 148.

———. “Performance hops back into the scene.” New York Times, 2 July 2000, 31.

Turner, Grady. “Aperto New York: ringing cash registers at the idea depot.” Flash Art 33, Summer 2000, 57-60.

Bischoff, Dan. “A matter of taste.” Sunday Star Leger, 4 April 1999.

Zimmer, William. “A Feast Where Not Everything Looks Good Enough to Eat.” New York Times, 18 April 1999.

Blake, Nayland. “Tom of Finland: An Appreciation.” Outlook, Fall 1988, 36-45.

Cotter, Holland. “Nayland Blake.” New York Times, 20 November 1998.

Gerner, Randy. “The Other.” HX Magazine, 26 June 1998.

Levin, Kim. Voice Choices. Village Voice, 27 October 1998.

Pinchbeck, Daniel. “New York artist Q & A: Nayland Blake.” Art Newspaper, October 1998, 57.

Bonetti, David. “Contemporary art’s complex charm.” San Francisco Examiner, 9 May 1997.

Jana, Reena. “New Work: Drawings Today, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.” Flash Art, October 1997, 75.

Jenkins, Steven. “Rabbit habit.” Bay Area Reporter, 22 May 1997.

Salvioni, Daniela. “Nayland Blake.” Artforum 36, October 1997, 104-105.

Yablonsky, Linda. “Nayland Blake: ‘The Black/White Album.’” Time Out New York, 17-24 April 1997.

Kandel, Susan. “Less-Silly Rabbits.” Los Angeles Times, 23 May 1996, 11.

Simon, Joan. “Report from San Francisco: Art for Tomorrow's Archive” Art in America 84, November 1996, 40-43, 45, 47.

Bonelli, David. “Looking at Art ‘In a Different Light’” San Francisco Examiner, 11 January 1995, B1.

Drucker, Johanna. “Le corps d'à coté: déplacements, extensions, relations.” Cahiers du Musée National d'Art Moderne, Spring 1995, 46-63.

Hood, Carra Leah. “Nayland Blake’s ‘Invisible Man.’” Yale Journal of Criticism 8, no. 2, 1995, 131-147.

Littlejohn, David. “ ‘Queer Art’ Show: Gender Confusion.” The Wall Street Journal, 22 March 1995.

Smith, Roberta. “Void, Self, Drag, Utopia (And 5 Other Gay Themes).” The New York Times, 26 March 1995.

Decter, Joshua. “Nayland Blake.” Artforum 33, November 1994, 85.

Dorsey, John. “ ‘Body and Soul:’ Dealing with Issues from AIDS to porn, artists put it all on the line.” The Baltimore Sun, 19 June 1994, 10H

Hirsch, Faye. “Nayland Blake.” Flash Art, October 1994, 98.

Princethal, Nancy. “Nayland Blake at Thread Waxing Space.” Art in America, December 1994, 102.

Schjeldahl, Peter. “Philosophy in the Gallery.” Voice, 14 June 1994.

Drolet, Owen and Heidi James. “Christian Leigh.” Galeries, October/November 1993.

Helfand, Glen. “Not Your Puppet.” Out, March 1993.

Levin, Kim. Voice Choices. Village Voice, 13 April 1993.

“Nayland Blake/Roni Horn.” The New Yorker, 5 April 1993.

“Puppet Show for Adults Only.” Wall Street Journal, 12 April 1993.

Van Proyen, Mark. “The new pusillanimity: California art and the post-regional climate.” Art Criticism 8, no. 1, 1993, 81-96.

Bartelik, Marek. “Warsaw:Translation.” Artforum 31, December 1992.

Bonetti, David. “Pulling the Rabbit Out of the Hat.” San Francisco Examiner, 28 December 1992.

Brock, Hovey. “Nayland Blake, Richmond Burton, Peter Cain, Gary Hume.” ARTnews, November 1992.

Friedman, Robert. “Patrons, Porn, and Bunnies.” Bay Area Reporter, 30 December 1992.

Rowlands, Penelope. “Artist on the Edge.” San Francisco Focus, December 1992.

Van Buskirk, Jim and Sanford Berman. “Between the Lines: The Often Fruitless Quest for Gay & Lesbian Materials.” Art Documentation 11, Winter 1992, 167-70.

Weir, John. “The Polymorphous Diverse.” Artforum 31, October 1992.

Blake, Nayland. Illustration. Bomb, Winter 1991, 72-3.

Bleckner, Ross. “Infostructure.” Interview, April 1991.

Bonetti, David. “In Search of a Gay Sensibility.” San Francisco Examiner, 25 June 1991.

———. “S.F. Art World Knows No Season.” San Francisco Examiner, 25 June 1991.

———. “Modernism Goes International.” San Francisco Examiner, 20 September 1991.

Burkhart, Dorothy. “The Whitney Goes West.” San Jose Mercury News, Arts and Book Supplement, 14 April 1991,

Burnham, Scott G.. “Resistance, Rebellion and Death.” Daily Free Press (Boston University), 24 January 1991.

Crowder, Joan. “And in the End.” Santa Barbara News Press, 19 July 1991.

D'Amato, Brian. “Mind Over Matter.” Flash Art, January/February 1991.

Flanagan, Michael. “Gay Men a Presence at Whitney Biennial.” Bay Area Reporter, 6 June 1991.

Friedman, Robert. “Jerôme, Nayland and Others: In Your Face!” San Francisco Sentinel, 10 October 1991.

Heartney, Eleanor. “The Treacherous Library: Recent Book Art.” Sculpture 10, September/October 1991, 46-51.

Holloway, Memory. “Mind Over Matter: Concept and Object.” Art International, April 1991.

Johnson, Ken. “The Whitney's Generational Saga.” Art in America, June 1991.

Kimmelman, Michael. “A Whitney Biennial That's Eager to Please,” New York Times, 19 April 1991.

Mahoney, Robert. “New York in Review: Nayland Blake.” Arts, January 1991.

McEvilley, Thomas. “New York: The Whitney Biennial.” Artforum 30, Summer 1991.

Morgan, Stuart. “Low: Good and Evil in the Work of Nayland Blake.” Artscribe, January/February 1991.

Pacheco, Patrick. “Art Gets Serious With a New Set of Stars.” New York Times, 3 March 1991.

Rubenstein, Meyer Raphael. “Spotlight: Nayland Blake.” Flash Art, January/February 1991.

Sonbert, Warren. “Playful Pushing.” Bay Area Reporter, 26 September 1991.

Spino, Marco. “ICA Hosts Two Eclectic Exhibits.” The Justice (Brandeis University), 28 January 1991.

Stapen, Nancy. “Mellow 'Currents' May Be ICA's Last.” The Boston Globe, 24 January 1991.

Taubin, Amy. “Body Electric: Video Art at the Whitney Biennial.” Village Voice, 30 April 1991.

Thrush, Glenn. “Wherefore Art Now.” Downtown Express, 16 January 1991.

Trebay, Guy. “Watching Paint Dry.” Village Voice, 30 April 1991.

Abbot, Steve. “Tart Art from a Bad Boy.” The Advocate, 28 August 1990.

Baron, Todd. “Narratives of Repression.” Artweek, 24 May 1990.

Bonetti, David. “Highlights of the Museum Season.” San Francisco Examiner, 28 September 1990.

———. “Contemporary Trends in Opposition.” San Francisco Examiner, 28 September 1990.

———. “Report from the Bay Area.” Art New England, September 1990.

Brenson, Michael. “In The Arena of the Mind, at the Whitney.” New York Times, 19 October 1990.

Cameron, Dan. “The Sexual is Cultural.” Art & Auction, December 1990.

Curtis, Cathy. “Nayland Blake.” Los Angeles Times, 15 May 1990.

Faust, Gretchen. “New York in Review: Nayland Blake.” Arts, March 1990.

Levin, Kim. “Nayland Blake.” Village Voice, 24 October 1990.

Fehlau, Fred. “Nayland Blake.” Flash Art, October 1990.

French, Christopher. “A Taste for Narration at the Whitney: Conceptual Sculpture for the 90s.” Journal of Art, November 1990.

Friedman, Robert. “Whips, Restraints, and Cattle Prods...” San Francisco Sentinel, 25 October 1990.

Hefland, Glen. “Seeking Art World Success in S.F.” San Francisco Weekly, 19 September 1990.

Hirsh, David. “Dangerous Images.” Bay Area Reporter, 27 September 1990.

Kandel, Susan. “Nayland Blake.” Arts, September 1990.

Jan, Alfred. “Audience Response to New Work: A New Generation.” Visions, Summer 1990.

Morris, Gay. “Nayland Blake.” Art in America, March 1990.

Pagel, David. “Nayland Blake: Props and phantoms.” Art Issues, September/October 1990, 12-15.

Porges, Maria. “John Caldwell: Pioneering the New.” Contemporanea, November 1990.

———. “You're History, Pal: Reading Nayland Blake.” Artforum 29, November 1990, 119-23.

Van Proyen, Mark. “Revenge of the Seventies.” Artweek, 1 November 1990.

Baker, Kenneth. “Nayland Blake.” San Francisco Chronicle, 7 November 1989.

———. “Not an Art Lesson.” San Francisco Chronicle, 29 April 1989.

Bonetti, David. “Portrait of the Artist as a Dandy.” San Francisco Examiner, 29 October 1989.

Breslauer, Jan. “Nayland Blake.” L.A. Weekly, 26 January 1989.

Brown, Tim. “The Schreber Suite.” University Art Museum Calendar, April/May1989, 5.

Fehlau, Fred. “Against Nature: Whose Nature?” Art Issues, May 1989.

Gerstler, Amy. “Nayland Blake.” Artscribe, May 1989.

Hixson, Kathryn. “Nayland Blake.” Arts, March 1989.

Kandel, Susan. “Nayland Blake.” Arts, October 1989.

Levi Strauss, David. “Examining the Narrative in Image-Text Art.” Artscribe, November/December 1989.

Levy, Mark. “Images of Power.” Art International, Spring 1989.

McKenna, Kristine. “Nayland Blake.” Los Angeles Times, 12 May 1989.

Shapiro, Mark. “The Persistence of Light.” ARTnews, December 1989.

Snider, Burr. “Warm Response to Art for AIDS.” San Francisco Examiner, 19 May 1989.

Weissman, Benjamin. “Nayland Blake.” Artforum 18, September 1989.

Zaya, Octavio. “About 'The Flesh Stab' and Other Inter-courses.” Balcon, May/June 1989.

Baker, Kenneth. “Nayland Blake.” San Francisco Chronicle, 20 October 1988.

———. Review. San Francisco Chronicle, 15 July 1988.

———. Review. San Francisco Chronicle, 23 April 1988.

———. “Nayland Blake.” San Francisco Chronicle, 10 March 1988.

Brunson, Jamie. “Nayland Blake.” Artweek, 30 April 1988.

———. “Nayland Blake,” Artweek, 12 January 1988.

Cameron, Dan. “The Look of Love.” Shift 3, no. 2, 1988, 6.

Helfand, Glen. “Objects of Desire.” Artweek, 29 October 1988.

———. “Notable Offerings.” San Francisco Sentinel, 8 January 1988.

Indiana, Gary. “Science Holiday.” Village Voice, 15 March 1988.

Solnit, Rebecca. “Nayland Blake.” Artweek, 15 April 1988.

Baker, Kenneth. “Just Answer the Question, Please.” San Francisco Chronicle, 28 August 1987.

———. “Nayland Blake.” San Francisco Chronicle, 24 February 1987.

———. “Nayland Blake.” San Francisco Chronicle, 15 July 1987.

Berkson, Bill. “Nayland Blake.” Artforum 16, May 1987.

Hammer, Jonathan. “Nayland Blake.” Shift 1, no.1, 1987.

Helfand, Glen. “Old Objects, New Ideas.” San Francisco Sentinel, 20 February 1987.

Porges, Maria. “Sculptural Display.” Artweek, 28 March 1987.

Van Proyen, Mark. “Nayland Blake,” Artweek, 8 October 1987.

Shere, Charles. “Nayland Blake.” Oakland Tribune, 29 September 1987.

Jan, Alfred. “Nayland Blake.” Artweek, 15 November 1986.

Santiago, Chiori. “Nayland Blake.” High Performance 36, 1987.

Books by the Artist

Nayland Blake and Dennis Cooper. Jerk: Fiction by Dennis Cooper with Art by Nayland Blake. San Francisco: Artspace Books, 1993.

Selected Interviews

Auad, Tonico Lemos. “Nayland Blake/Tonico Lemos Auad.” In Undone: Making and Unmaking in Contemporary Sculpture: Leeds: The Henry Moore Foundation, 39-40.

Killian, Kevin. “The Secret Histories.” Interview of Nayland Blake and Lawrence Rinder. Artforum 33, February 1995, 23-4, 104.

Morgan, Anne Barclay. “Nayland Blake: Art, Pleasure, and Community.” Art Papers 19, July/August 1995, 8-11.

Knode, Marilu. “Nayland Blake.” Journal of Contemporary Art 5, Spring 1992, 16-29.

Morgan, Stuart. “Behavior.” Frieze, Summer 1992.