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Ben Davis

Ben Davis is the author of 9.5 Theses on Art and Class, which ARTnews named one of the best art books of the decade in 2019. He has been Artnet News's National Art Critic since 2016. His writings have also been featured in The New York TimesNew York Magazine, The Baffler, Jacobin, SlateSalvage, e-Flux Journal, Frieze, and many other venues. In 2019, Harvard’s Nieman Journalism Lab reported that he was one of the five most influential art critics in the United States. He lives in Brooklyn.