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Alex Bacon is an art historian based in New York, who also regularly writes criticism and organizes exhibitions of both contemporary and historical art. With Hal Foster, Bacon edited a collection of essays on Richard Hamilton (MIT Press, 2010). He has written for numerous publications, including Artforum, Brooklyn Rail, and Rhizome, and has also authored texts for books on artists such as Francis Alÿs, Simon Hantaï, Josiah McElheny, Ad Reinhardt, Niele Toroni, and Stanley Whitney. He has taught at the School of Visual Arts, New York, and has served as a guest critic in the graduate painting departments of the Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, and Academy of Art and Design St. Joost, ’s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands. He has curated numerous exhibitions, the most recent of which is a presentation at Lisson Gallery, New York, of the spray paintings and photographs of Roy Colmer. Bacon is currently finishing up his PhD in art history at Princeton University, with a dissertation on the first decade of Frank Stella’s career.