Arthur C. Danto, philosopher and art critic, died at age 89...
New York Times
Arthur C. Danto, a philosopher of art, is dead at 89
by Ken Johnson
Arthur C. Danto, a philosopher who became one of the most widely read art critics of the Postmodern era, championing avant-garde artists like Andy Warhol and proclaiming the end of art history, died on Friday at his home in Manhattan. He was 89. The author of some 30 books including Beyond the Brillo Box and After the End of Art, Mr. Danto was the art critic for The Nation magazine from 1984 to 2009 and a longtime philosophy professor at Columbia University. Danto was born in Ann Arbor, Mich., grew up in Detroit, and spent two years in the Army and then studied art and art history at Wayne State University, earning a bachelor's degree in 1948. In 2010, he donated many of his prints and original woodblocks to the Wayne State University Art Collection.