Matthew Marks Gallery

Nayland Blake

  • Books and Catalogues


    Eccles, Tom, and Amy Zion, eds. Closer to Life: Drawings and Works on Paper in the Marieluise Hessel Collection, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College. Annandale-on-Hudson, NY: Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College, 2020.


    Honoré, Vincent, and Tarini Malik. Kiss My Genders. London: Hayward Gallery, 2019.

    Magic Ben Big Boy: Nayland Blake, Vincent Fecteau, Lutz Bacher. New York: Matthew Marks Gallery, 2019.

    One hundred drawings. New York: Matthew Marks Gallery, 2019.


    Chaich, John, and Todd Oldham. Queer Threads: Crafting Identity and Community. Los Angeles: Ammo, 2018.

    Stamey, Emily. Dread & Delight: Fairy Tales in an Anxious World. Greensboro, NC: Weatherspoon Art Museum, UNC Greensboro, 2018.


    Burton, Johanna, and Natalie Bell, eds. Trigger: Gender as a Tool and a Weapon. New York: New Museum, 2017.


    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, 2011.


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


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


    Schaffner, Ingrid, Carin Kuoni, and John Bell. The Puppet Show. Philadelphia: Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, 2008.


    Drawing Now: Between the Lines of Contemporary Art. London: I.B. Tauris, 2007.


    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, MA: MIT Press; Los Angeles: The Regents of the University of California and the Armand Hammer Museum of Art, 1997.


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


    Creekmur, Corey K., and Alexander Doty, eds. Out in Culture: Gay, Lesbian, and Queer Essays on Popular Culture. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 1995.

    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, Australia: National Gallery of Australia; Melbourne, London, New York: Thames & Hudson, 1994.

    Sangster, Gary. Outside the Frame: Performance and the Object, A Survey History of Performance Art in the USA Since 1950. Cleveland: Cleveland Center for Contemporary Art, 1994.


    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 Współczesnej, 1992.

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

    Raczka, Robert. Effected Desire. Pittsburgh: Carnegie Museum of Art, 1992. (Brochure)

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


    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, NY: The Hyde Collection, 1991.

    Galleria Comunale d’Arte Moderna. Anni Novanta. Milan: Arnoldo 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.

    Situation: Perspectives on Work by Lesbian and Gay Artists. San Francisco: New Langton Arts, 1991.


    Acker, Kathy. Low: Good and Evil in the Work of Nayland Blake. New York: Petersburg Gallery, 1990.

    Armstrong, Richard. Mind Over Matter: Concept and Object. New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 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, CA: Richard Kuhlenschmidt Gallery, 1990.

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


    Chapman, Cynthia, ed. Art Against Aids. San Francisco: American Foundation for Aids Research, 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.


    Assemblage ‘88: The Recontextualized Object. San Francisco: San Francisco Art Institute, 1988.

    Cooper, Dennis, and Richard Hawkins. Against Nature. Los Angeles: Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, 1988.

  • Selected Articles

    Kotecha, Shiv. “Bear Hug.” Frieze, no. 208, January/February 2020, pp. 132–36.


    Creahan, D. “New York: Lutz Bacher, Nayland Blake, and Vincent Fecteau, ‘Magic Ben Big Boy’ at Matthew Marks Gallery.” Art Observed, April 17, 2019.

    Falls, Sam. “No Wrong Holes: Thirty Years of Nayland Blake.” Artforum, 58, no. 1, September 2019, p. 120.

    Greene, Andrew. “No Wrong Holes: Thirty Years of Nayland Blake.” Flash Art 52, no. 328, November/January 2019­–20, pp. 108–09.

    Miranda, Carolina A. “L.A. Artist Nayland Blake Toys with Race and Queerness, Plus a Bunny Suit.” Los Angeles Times, September 30, 2019.

    ———. “Datebook: Nayland Blake’s Opening at Matthew Marks.” Los Angeles Times, September 13, 2019.

    Russeth, Andrew. “Serious Play: Nayland Blake’s gifts from the Department of Transformation.” ARTnews, Spring 2019, pp. 80–85.

    Romack, Coco. “An Artist’s Personal Museum in Brooklyn.” T: The New York Times Style Magazine, October 14, 2019.

    Stromberg, Matt. “10 Must-See LA Exhibitions in 2019: Julie Mehretu, Nayland Blake, Beatriz Cortez, and More.” Hyperallergic, January 3, 2019.


    Droitcour, Brian. “Subcultural Treasures.” Art in America 106, no.5, May 2018, cover, pp. 68–73.


    Bury, Louis. “Overcoming Daily Life with Nayland Blake’s Daily Drawings.” Hyperallergic, December 14, 2017.

    Cotter, Holland. “Let (Gender) Confusion Reign.” The New York Times, September 29, 2017, pp. C13, C16.

    Schjeldahl, Peter. “The Art World as Safe Space.” The New Yorker, October 9, 2017.


    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, p. 15.


    Burton, Johanna. “Nayland Blake: Location One.” Artforum 47, no. 7, March 2009, p. 243.

    Díaz, Eva. “Review: Nayland Blake, Location One.” Modern Painters 21, no. 2, March 2009, p. 71.

    Hirsch, Faye. “Nayland Blake.” Art in America 9, no.11, February 2009, p. 125.

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

    MacAdam, Barbara. “Nayland Blake.” ARTnews 108, no. 3, March 2009, p. 106.

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


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

    Frankel, David. “Nayland Blake.” Artforum 46, no. 8, April 2008, p. 366.

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

    “The Guys We Would Fuck.” ArtCal, June 11, 2008 (online).

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

    Levin, Kim. “Nayland Blake.” ARTnews 107, no. 4, April 2008, pp. 139–40.

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

    “Rachel Harrison & Nayland Blake.” BOMB, no. 105, Fall 2008, pp. 44–53.

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


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

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

    Feinstein, Lea. “Nayland Blake.” ARTnews 106, no. 11, December 2007, p. 161.


    Davies, Lillian. “Nayland Blake at Fred.” Artforum, July 20, 2006 (online).


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

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

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


    Camhi, Leslie. “An artist’s dual preoccupation with race and corporeality.” The Village Voice, February 11 – 17, 2004, p. C85.Douglas, Sara. “Blake Sale.” ARTnews, October 2004, p. 44.

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

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

    Perreault, John. “Nayland Blake’s Identity: Burly, Black, and Gay.” Arts Journal, January 25, 2004 (online).

    Robinson, Andrew. “Healthy Dose of Queer Attitude.” Gay City News, February 5 – 11, 2004 (online).

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

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


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

    Gregg, Gail. “What are they teaching art students these days?” ARTnews 102, April 2003, pp. 106–09.

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

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

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

    McNatt, Glenn. “Blake’s sense of identity packed with emotion.” Baltimore Sun, March 6, 2003, p. E1.


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

    Casadio, Maruccia. “Vogue Philosophy.” Vogue (Italy), December 2002.

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

    Rush, Michael. “A Note: Performance Art Lives.” Fashion Theory 5, no. 3, September 2001, pp. 331–41.

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


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

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

    Forgacs, Eva. “Toys are Us: Toys and the Childlike in Recent Art.” Art Criticism16, no. 2, 2001, pp. 6–21.

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


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

    Rush, Michael. “Nayland Blake at Matthew Marks.” Art in America 88, no. 5, September 2000, p. 148.

    Rush, Michael. “Performance hops back into the scene.” The New York Times, July 2, 2000, p. 31.

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

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

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

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

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


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

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


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

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

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

    Levin, Kim. “Voice Choices.” The Village Voice, October 27, 1998.

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


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

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

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

    Salvioni, Daniela. “Nayland Blake.” Artforum 36, October 1997, pp. 104–05.

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


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

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


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

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

    Hood, Carra Leah. “Nayland Blake’s ‘Invisible Man.’” Yale Journal of Criticism 8, no. 2, 1995, pp. 131–47.

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

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


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

    Dorsey, John. “‘Body and Soul’: Dealing with Issues from AIDS to porn, artists put it all on the line.” Baltimore Sun, June 19, 1994, p. H10.

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

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

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


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

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

    Levin, Kim. “Voice Choices.” The Village Voice, April 13, 1993.

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

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

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


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

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

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

    Friedman, Robert. “Patrons, Porn, and Bunnies.” Bay Area Reporter, December 30, 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, pp. 167–70.

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


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

    Blake, Nayland. Illustration. Bomb, Winter 1991, pp. 72–73.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Heartney, Eleanor. “The Treacherous Library: Recent Book Art.” Sculpture 10, September/October 1991, pp. 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.” The New York Times, April 19, 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 International (London), January/February 1991.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Faust, Gretchen. “New York in Review: Nayland Blake.” Arts Magazine, March 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, October 25, 1990.

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

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

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

    ———. “You’re History, Pal: Reading Nayland Blake.” Artforum 29, November 1990, pp. 119–23.

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

    Brown, Tim. “The Schreber Suite.” University Art Museum Calendar, April/May 1989, p. 5.

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

    Gerstler, Amy. “Nayland Blake.” Artscribe International (London), May 1989.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Weissman, Benjamin. “Los Angeles: Nayland Blake.” Artforum 28, no.1, September 1989, p. 154.

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


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

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

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

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

    Brunson, Jamie. “Nayland Blake.” Artweek, January 12, 1988.

    ———. “Nayland Blake.” Artweek, April 30, 1988.

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

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

    ———. “Objects of Desire.” Artweek, October 29, 1988.

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

    Santiago, Chiori. “Nayland Blake.” High Performance, no. 36, 1987.

  • Books by the Artist


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