Modern Painters (magazine)

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Modern Painters
CategoriesContemporary art
FounderPeter Fuller
Year founded1987[1]
First issueSpring 1988[2]
CompanyLouise Blouin Media
CountryUnited States
Based inNew York City

Modern Painters is a monthly art magazine. It was launched as a quarterly in the United Kingdom in 1987, and is now published in New York City by Louise Blouin Media.


The magazine was launched in England in 1987 by the art critic Peter Fuller,[1] who was editor until his death in a car accident in 1990. It was at first a quarterly; the first issue appeared in Spring 1988.[2] Fuller's associate editor, Karen Wright, acquired the title from its original backers, who included Bernard Jacobson of Bernard Jacobson Gallery and David Landau, founder and then editor of the scholarly journal, Print Quarterly.[citation needed] Wright was retained for a short period in a consultancy capacity when the magazine was purchased by LTB Media in 2004 and its publishing operation was brought to New York City in June 2004.[3] The first editor-in-chief under new ownership was Roger Tatley.

David Bowie joined the editorial board in 1994.[4]

Modern Painters is owned by Louise Blouin Media.[5] In March 2016 Scott Indrisek was named editor-in-chief of the magazine, replacing Daniel Kunitz in the post.[5] Later in the year 2017, most of the staff was renewed and new writers joined the magazine. The launch of new web services such as Blouin shop contributed to a better visibility worldwide.


  1. ^ a b Jonathan Jones (13 May 1999). This man made Britart what it is. He would have hated it. The Guardian. Retrieved March 2016.
  2. ^ a b [The editor] (April 1988). Editorial: 'Modern Painters'. The Burlington Magazine 130 (1021): 267–267. (subscription required)
  3. ^ "Modern Painters Magazine Relocates to US: Roger Tatley Named Editor in Chief". New York. PR Newswire. Retrieved 29 November 2016.
  4. ^ Pegg, Nicholas. The Complete David Bowie. p. 605.
  5. ^ a b Nate Freeman (24 March 2016). "Modern Painters Names New Editor-in-Chief, Executive Editor". Art News. Retrieved 29 November 2016.