Issue edited by Ingrid Sischy. Essays "Painterly Edge: A Conversation with Ralph Humphrey," by Amy Baker; "Patience, Observation, and Investigation: Learning from Audubon," by Mike Glier; "Abstract Beauty - Friend or Enemy?" by Wu Guan-zhong; "Marks: Cy Twomby," by John Bernard Myers; "Komar and Melamid from Behind the Ironical Curtain," by Jamey Gambrell; "Presenting the Unpresentable: The Sublime," by Jean-François Lyotard; "Fear of Clay," by John Perreault; "Books: Sarah Charlesworth on 'Camerca Lucida,'" by Sarah Charlesworth. Reviews by Thomas Lawson, Kate Linker, Richard Flood, Colin Westerbeck, Ronny H. Cohen, J. Hoberman, Donald Kuspit, Judith Russi Kirshner, Carol Donnell-Kotrozo, Susan C. Larsen, Howard Singerman, Peter Clothier, Martha Fleming, Annelie Pohlen, Gérard-Georges Lemaire, Stuart Morgan, and Wystan Curnow. Cover: Ralph Humphrey.