5 Articles by: Ben Davis

Ben Davis is the national art critic for Artnet News and the author of Art in the After-Culture and 9.5 Theses on Art and Class.

The GI Bill Made Art

The GI Bill is proof: if people have access to education and the means to live, they’ll create meaningful art.


The Real Life of Social Realism

The communist Charles White created images of dignity to portray America’s working class. Now, forty years after his death, his art is back in the mainstream.