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Douglas Crimp

Fanny Knapp Allen Professor of Art History; Professor of Art History/Visual and Cultural Studies
Arts, Sciences, and Engineering

Department of Art And Art History

Areas of expertise: Contemporary art; sexuality and representation; queer theory; Andy Warhol, dance criticism

Press contact:
Valerie Alhart

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At 'Greater New York,' Rising Art Stars Meet the Old School
October 15, 2015

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Artist List Revealed for MoMA PS1's Greater New York 2015
October 05, 2015

Flash Art International
Pictures, Before and After
February 10, 2015
„Ich bin ein Überlebender“
September 05, 2014

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News Releases

Warhol Scholar Douglas Crimp to Complete Memoir of the Art World and Gay Culture in New York City
December 28, 2010

The Lasting Influence of Douglas Crimp


Douglas Crimp is the author of On the Museum’s Ruins, 1993; Melancholia and Moralism: Essays on AIDS and Queer Politics, 2002; and “Our Kind of Movie”: The Films of Andy Warhol, 2012, all published by the MIT Press. He was the curator of the landmark Pictures exhibition at Artists Space, New York, in 1977 and, from 1977 to 1990, an editor of the quarterly journal October, for which he edited the influential special issue AIDS: Cultural Analysis, Cultural Activism in 1987. With Lynne Cooke, he organized the exhibition Mixed Use, Manhattan: Photography and Related Practices 1970s to the Present for the Reina Sofia in Madrid in the summer of 2010, and he was a member of the curatorial team for the 2015 Greater New York exhibition at MoMA PS1. Before Pictures, Crimp’s memoir of New York in the 1970s, will be published in 2016.