view the exhibition at Ve.Sch.


view the exhibition at Bureaucracy Studies


view the exhibition at Neuer Kunstverein Wien


exhibition text April 2019


Let Us Now Praise Famous Men
Mohammad Salemy for Flash Art


catalog text by Francis Ruyter


unpublished email interview


interview by Eva Karcher


citizen k


catalog essay by Paul Arthur

Catalogue Essays & Interviews

• Michael Bracewell, “An Introduction to the Art of Francis Ruyter,” Francis Ruyter: Let Us Now Praise Famous Men (catalogue), published by Alan Cristea Gallery, London, 48 pages
• Hye-Yeon Lee, “Francis Ruyter: Alienated world in Your Life,” Francis Ruyter (catalogue), published by Leeahn Gallery, Daegu, Korea, November 2011, 42 pages 
• Max Henry, “Francis Ruyter On Painting & Music In Conversation With Max Henry,” Lebt und arbeitet in Wien III – Stars in a Plastic Bag, (catalogue) Kunsthalle Wien, Verlag für Moderne Kunst Nürnberg, 2010
• Martin Prinzhorn, “Parallel Worlds,” Francis Ruyter: One Million Postcards, German/English, Skarabaeus, 2007.
• Michael Cohen, “Imitation of Life: A Conversation between Francis Ruyter and Michael Cohen,” Francis Ruyter: One Million Postcards, English/German, Skarabaeus, 2007.
• Nina Zimmer, “Francis Ruyter In Blitzlichtgewittern (Francis Ruyter Storm of Flashes),” A Lady Mislaid (catalogue), published by Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac (Salzburg/Paris) and Arndt & Partner (Berlin/Zürich), translated into English by Gail Schamberger, 2005.
• Eva Karcher, “I Detest Aesthetic Compromises (Ich Verabscheue Astetische Kompromisse),” interview with Francis Ruyter, A Lady Mislaid (catalogue), published by Galerie Thaddaeus Ropac (Salzburg/Paris) and Arndt & Partner (Berlin/Zürich), translated into German by Marion Kagerer, 2005.
• Reverend Jen, “Francis Ruyter Interview: A ‘Real’ Art Star Chats with Reverend Jen,” ASS Magazine, Premier Issue (2003), pages 48-51.
• Paul Arthur, “Imitation of Life? (Eine Imitation des Lebens?),” Francis Ruyter (catalogue), published by Leo Koenig Inc., translated into German by Clemens Krümmel, 2001.
• Bob Nickas, “Francis Ruyter with Bob Nickas,” interview (photographed by Jessica Craig-Martin), Index Magzine, Nov/Dec 1999, Vol 4 No. 3, pages 58-66.



Nicole Scheyerer, “Portrait”, Falter, Nr 37/18, September 12, 2018
Carlos Garcia-Osuna, “Exposicion Tradición Y Modernidad”, La Vanguardia, May 6, 2018


Liza Muhlfeld, “25 Most Collectible Midcarrer Artists: Francis Ruyter”, Art + Auction, September 27, 2015
Mohammad Salemy, “Feature: Francis Ruyter”, Flash Art, Summer 2015
Jessica Dawson, “Re-Color your world with Francis Ruyter’s spins on ‘Famous Men’”, The Village Voice, June 16, 2015
Dylan Kerr, “Meet the Artist”, Artspace, May 29, 2015
Brian Boucher, “Francis Ruyter mines classic Americana photos in new paintings at Eleven Rivington”, Artnet News, May 26, 2015
Howard Halle, “Critic’s Pick”, Time Out, May 18, 2015
“The Lookout”, Art in America, May 25, 2015


Matthew Smith, Chromatic Archive: Francis Ruyter at CONNERSMITH (review), New American Paintings (Blog), October 8, 2012
Ana Finel Honigman, Picks, Washington, DC, Francis Ruyter,Artforum, September 20, 2012
Louis Jacobson, Francis Ruyter: Let Us Now Praise Famous Men (review), Washington City Paper, September 14, 2012
Martin Coomer, “Francis Ruyter: Let us now praise famous men (review),” Time Out (London), May 14, 2012


Elisa Garzón, “Francis Ruyter: Imagen, objetivo y objetividad,” EXIT Express, November 2010, #55, pp 58-59
Rupert Goldsworthy, “Francis Ruyter: an Interview,” Art in America Magazine, June 2010


Vannessa Maravilla, “IAEA on Canvas,” International Atomic Energy Agency IAEA Bulletin, May 2009, pgs 68-69
Helen Chang, “Francis Ruyter Georg Kargl Fine Arts Vienna (review),” Artnews, May 2009, pgs 124-125


Charlie Finch, “Give Peace A Chance,” magazine, December 9, 2008
Christopher Turner, “Radioactive,” Modern Painters, November 2008, pgs 79-81
“Francis Ruyter,” Public Art Magazine (review), Korea, July 2008, pgs 178-179
Paddy Johnson, “Review: Francis Ruyter,” Taka Ishii Gallery, Artkrush ( International Art Online, March 5, 2008
Ana Finel Honigman, “Francis Ruyter In Conversation with Ana Finel Honigman,” The Saatchi Gallery Online | Daily Magazine (, February 2008
Ana Finel Honigman, “Acid Trip,” Condé Nast (, January 9, 2008
“Francis Ruyter. The Comfort of Strangers (review),”, January 2008


Charlie Finch, “Darkness Visible (Book Review of Francis Ruyter: One Million Postcards),” magazine, September 7, 2007
Anita Pepe, “Le istantanee macroscopiche di Francis Ruyter,” Roma, March 10, 2007
Tiziana Tricarico, “Ruyter, un’emozione nascosta nella folla,” IL Mattino, March 3, 2007


Brian Bourcher, “Francis Ruyter at Team (Review),” Art In America, November 2006, pgs 203-204
Ken Johnson, Art Listings, “Francis Ruyter: I am a Camera,” The New York Times, May 5, 2006, pg E25
Charlie Finch, “Old Friends,”, May 5, 2006


Kimberly Bradley, “Francis Ruyter, Arndt & Partner” Artnews, May 2005, pg 154
Eva Karcher, “Die Fashion Connection” Vogue, April 2005, pg 268
Eva Karcher, “Alles ist Farbe” Vogue, April 2005, pgs 280-285
“Francis Ruyter: Moderne Kunst in kirchlicher Umgebung” Regensburger Stadtteile, February 9, 2005
Ingeborg Ruthe, “In der Trendmaschine” Berliner Zeitung, February 5-6, 2005, pg 32
Peter Herbstreuth, “Ein strahlender Stern” Der Tagesspiegel, January 29, 2005, pg 26
Jason Oddy, “Can’t See the Forest for the Trees” Modern Painters, January 2005, pgs 48-49
“Couture on Canvas” Interview, December-January 2005, pgs 146-153


Vincent Poinas, “Forêt fauve” Citizen K, Spring 2004, pgs 190-195


Julie Ryan, “Francis Ruyter at Georg Kargl” Tema Celeste, November-December 2003, pg 111
Dan Halm, “Francis Ruyter” Visual Arts Journal, Fall 2003, pg 18-21
Reverend Jen, “Francis Ruyter Interview” ASS (Art Star Scene) Magazine, 2003, pgs 48-51
Doris Krumpl, “Eine Amerikanerin in Wien” Der Standard, September 11, 2003, pg 13
Charlie Finch, “The World Belongs to Francis,” ArtNet Magazine,, January 28, 2003
Howard Halle, “Francis Ruyter ‘Follow the Boys'” Time Out New York, January 2-9 2003, pg 59


Phyllis Tuchman, “Signage of our times-billboard art” NY Daily News, October 9, 2002, pg 42
Michael Cohen, “Decentralization and Diversity, A Report From New York,” Wolgan Misool, February, 2002, pgs 84-91, in Korean


Howard Halle, “Francis Ruyter,” Elle Decor, October, 2001, pgs 78-84
David Hunt, “Francis Ruyter, Leo Koenig Inc.,” Flash Art, October, 2001, p 103
Robert Mahoney, “Francis Ruyter at Leo Koenig,” Art in America, September, 2001, p 157
Francis Ruyter, “Top Ten,” Artforum, September, 2001, p 48
Louise Lepore, “W Style Flash: Early Risers,” W, September, 2001, pgs 458-62
Jonathan Gilmore, “Francis Ruyter,” Tema Celeste, May-June, 2001, p 83
M. Coignet, “Couleur Ruyter,” Jalouse, April, 2001, p 116-117
Brita Sachs, “Puzzlespiele: Francis Ruyter bei Binder in München,” Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, March 31, 2001
Justin Hoffmann, “Die Atmosphäre der Farbe,” Süddeutsche Zeitung, March 19, 2001
Christian Viveros-Fauné, “Francis Ruyter,” New York Press, February 21-27, 2001, p 21
Charlie Finch, “Leo and Francis, Lather and Light,” ArtNet Magazine, February 15, 2001,


Bob Nickas, “Colors By Numbers,” Dutch, November/December 2000, p 31
Clémentine Vermont, “Francis Ruyter, Jack Featherly,” Art Press, November 2000, p 87-88
Faye Hirsch, “Working Proof,” Art on Paper, January-February, 2000
Grady T. Turner, “Beautiful Dreamers,” Flash Art, January/February 2000
Antonella Crippa, “Review: Francis Ruyter,” Tema Celeste, January/February, 2000: in Italian
Francesco Bonazzi, “Francis Ruyter,” Juliet, Nov 99-Jan 00, p 50


Bob Nickas, “Interview,” Index, November/December, 1999
Michael Cohen, “Pittura a New York; L’Ottimismo E L’Energia,” Flash Art International, October/November 1999
Meghan Dailey, “Jeff Elrod/Francis Ruyter,” Artforum, Summer 1999, p. 157
Bob Nickas, “People make paintings to prove they exist,” Tema Celeste, March/April, 1999: in Italian
“Goings On About Town,” The New Yorker, March 29, 1999
Ken Johnson; “Art Guide: Francis Ruyter/Jeff Elrod,” The New York Times, March 19, 1999
Claudine Ise, “Francis Ruyter at Ace,” The Los Angeles Times, March 5, 1999
Odili Donald Odita, “Francis Ruyter at Mitchell Algus and Kenny Schachter/Rove,” Flash Art, January/February 1999
Phoebe Hoban, “Hot Paints,” New York Magazine, January 11, 1999


Odili Donald Odita, “Francis Ruyter at Mitchell Algus and Kenny Schachter/Rove,” Connect,, December 1998
Bill Arning, “Review: Francis Ruyter at Mitchell Algus and Kenny Schachter/Rove,” Art in America, December 1998, p. 99
Martha Schwendener, “Review: ‘Planet Hollywood’,” TimeOut New York, July 9, 1998, p. 62
Amy Chaiklin, “Studio Visit; Francis Ruyter,” NY Arts Magazine, July/August, 1998
Roberta Smith; “Review: ‘Painting Now and Forever, Part I’,” The New York Times, July 24, 1998
Holland Cotter; “… The New Center of Gravity,” The New York Times, May 15, 1998
Robert Mahoney; “A Delicate Condition,” ArtNet Magazine, April 27, 1998


Martha Schwendener, “Review: ‘Diamond Dogs’,” TimeOut New York, July 10, 1997
Lawrence Nassau, “Review: ‘Diamond Dogs’,” New York Arts Magazine, July/August, 1997
Kim Levin, “Voice Choices,” The Village Voice, May 27, and June 10, 1997
Roberta Smith, “Despite Changes, a Gallery Scene That’s Resilient and Vital,” The New York Times, May 9, 1997
Felicia Feaster, “Francis Ruyter at One Great Jones,” Reviews, Art in America, February 1997


Matthew Ritchie, “The Third Sex,” Theory, Flash Art, February 1995


Sara Rossiter, “Francis Ruyter,” Ouverture, Flash Art, October 1994
Kim Levin, “Voice Choices,” The Village Voice, January 11, 1994


Sue Scott, “Margaret Curtis, Francis Ruyter, ArtNews, November 1993
Jerry Saltz, “Mayday,” Art in America, September 1993
Roberta Smith, “Shades of Rebirth for Painting,” The New York Times, June 18, 1993
Kim Levin, “Voice Choices,” The Village Voice, June 15, 1993
Michael Corris and Bob Nickas, “Punishment and Decoration,” Artforum, April 1993