The latest issue of Artforum, edited by newly appointed David Velasco, is now available online and in print. The issue includes Rex Butler’s review of No Idols: The Missing Theology by Thomas Crow.


Butler writes, ‘All told, this unhip, even conservative little book arguing for the “inseparability of the Western art tradition from its founding in Christian observance” is also the most surprisingly contemporary thing I have read about art for a long time’.


The review precedes a discussion between Crow and Steven Nelson, UCLA art history and African studies professor, at the Hammer Museum on Thursday 8 February 2018.


Order your copy of Crow’s book here.