Arthur C. Danto (1924–2013) was Johnsonian Professor of Philosophy Emeritus at Columbia University and the longtime art critic for the Nation. His Columbia University Press books include Nietzsche as Philosopher, Narration and Knowledge, and The Philosophical Disenfranchisement of Art. Perhaps the most influential philosopher of art of the second half of the twentieth century, Danto is acclaimed for developing the concept of the “artworld” and for seeing in the work of Warhol and others the “end of art.”
Demetrio Paparoni is a critic, curator, and writer who has taught at the University of Catania. He is the art critic of the Italian newspaper Domani. Paparoni founded the magazine Tema Celeste and the publishing house of the same name, and he has curated a number of major exhibitions. His previous books include The Devil: A Visual History (2019).
Barry Schwabsky is the art critic for the Nation.