Books and Catalogues



Gioni, Massimiliano, Gary Carrion-Murayari, Jenny Moore, and Margot Norton, eds. NYC 1993: Experimental Jet Set, Trash and No Star. New York: New Museum, 2013.



Rutland, Beau, Dana Miller, Adam D. Weinberg, and Donna De Salvo. Legacy: The Emily Fisher Landau Collection. New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 2011. 



Kertess, Klaus. Pastorale. New York: NYU Steinhardt, 2010.



Hiromoto, Nobuyuki. Pop Art 1960s > 2000s from Misumi Collection. Sompo, Japan: Yomiuri Shimbun, Japan Association of Art Museums, 2006.



Contemporary Voice: Contemporary American Art from Misumi Collection. Tottori, Japan: Tottori Prefectural Museum, 2005.

Maraniello, Gianfranco. Drive: Automobili nell'arte contemporanea. Bologna: Galleria d'Arte Moderna, 2005.

Pierson, Jack, and Terry Myers. Peter Cain: The Los Angeles Pictures. New York: Matthew Marks Gallery; Cologne: Galerie Aurel Scheibler, 2005.



Barthes, Roland, Ulrich Lehmann, and Werner Lippert. Auto-nom: Das Automobil in der zeitgenössischen Kunst. Ostfildern, Germany: Hatje Cantz, 2003.

Hiromoto, Nobuyuki, and Junichi Shioda. We Love Painting: Contemporary American Art from Misumi Collection. Tokyo: Museum of Contemporary Art, 2003.

MacAdam, Barbara. Pop Thru Out. Cheonan, Korea: Arario Gallery, 2003.



Dunham, Carroll, and Bob Nickas. Peter Cain: More Courage and Less Oil. New York: Matthew Marks Gallery, 2002.



Fox, Judith Hoos, et al. Inside Cars. New York: 2wice Arts Foundation, 2001.



Anderson, Maxwell, et al. 2000 Biennial Exhibition. New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 2000.



Mottahedan, Mohammad, et al. Once Upon a Time in America. London: Christie’s Books, 1999.



Kertess, Klaus. Sea Change. Southampton: Parrish Art Museum, 1998.



Drucker, Johanna. Art at the End of the Twentieth Century: Selections from the Whitney Museum of American Art. New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 1997.

Ross, David, and Ida Gianelli. American Art 1975-1995 from the Whitney Museum: Multiple Identity. Milan: Charta, 1997.

Schaffner, Ingrid. Project Painting. New York: Basilico Fine Arts, 1997.



Iannacci, Anthony. The Changing Image. Milan: Claudia Gian Ferrari Arte Contemporanea, 1996.

Innovation: American Art of Today from the Misumi Art Collection. Chiba, Japan: Kawamura Memorial Museum of Art, 1996. 



Kertess, Klaus, John Ashbery, Gerald M. Edelman, John G. Hanhardt, and Lynne Tillman. 1995 Biennial Exhibition. New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 1995.

Sobel, Dean. 25 Americans: Painting in the 90s. Milwaukee: Milwaukee Art Museum, 1995.



Millar, Jeremy. The Institute of Cultural Anxiety: Works from the Collection. London: Institute of Contemporary Art, 1994.



Cheim, John, Diego Cortez, Carmen Gimenez, and Klaus Kertess. Drawing the Line Against AIDS. New York: Rizzoli, 1993.

Philbin, Ann, Ingrid Schaffner, Charles Simic, Mary Ann Caws, and Elizabeth Finch. The Return of the Cadavre Exquis. New York: The Drawing Center, 1993.

Sussman, Elisabeth, Thelma Golden, John G. Hanhardt, and Lisa Phillips. 1993 Biennial Exhibition. New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, 1993.



Cameron, Dan. Just What is it that makes today’s homes so different, so appealing? Glens Falls: The Hyde Collection, 1991.

Kertess, Klaus. “Cartography.” New York: Simon Watson, 1991. (exhibition brochure)

Leigh, Christian. Vertigo. Paris: Edition Thaddaeus Ropac, 1991.

Saltz, Jerry. We've Lost E.T. But the Boy's Coming Back. London: Karsten Schubert Ltd., 1991.

Selected Articles

Smith, Roberta. “Paintings From the 1980s, When Brash Met Flash.” The New York Times, February 10, 2017, p. C19.

Teeman, Tim. “The Dark Trump Echoes in 1980s Art.” The Daily Beast, January 27, 2017.


Collins, Ann. “Peter Cain at Matthew Marks Gallery.” Art Writing, October 13, 2016. 

Piepenbrig, Dan. “Staff Picks.” The Paris Review, October 7, 2016. 

Russeth, Andrew. “Peter Cain Now Has an Online Catalogue Raisonné.” ArtNews, November 28, 2016. 

Wade, Francesa. “Peter Cain.” Studio International, September 21, 2016. 


Lott, Jessica. “Alchemy of Inspiration – Sex, Skater Kids, and Gap Plaid: NYC in 1993.”, February 19, 2013.  

Schwabsky, Barry. "Sugar Rush and Stomachache: On 'NYC 1993.'" The Nation, April 15, 2013. 



Finch, Charlie. “Christ in the Car.” Artnet, June 6, 2009.



“Peter Cain Prelude n. 2.” Beaux Arts, November 2007, p. 88.



“Chelsea Art Walk.” Harper’s Bazaar (Hong Kong Edition), August 2005, pp. 234-36.

Halle, Howard. “Review: ‘Peter Cain: The Sean Pictures’ at Matthew Marks Gallery.” Time Out New York, August 11, 2005, p. 61.

Lorch, Catrin. “Hoher Ton: Peter Cain gilt die letzte Einzelshau bei Aurel Scheibler in Köln”/ “High Tone: Peter Cain Has Most Recent Solo Show at Aurel Scheibler in Cologne.” Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, December 10, 2005, p. 49.

Richter, Peter. “Die Avantgarde hat Allradantrieb”/”The Avant-garde has All-Wheel Drive.” Monopol 4, 2005, pp. 49-52.

Spiher, David. “An Intimate Narrative” Gay City News, August 4, 2005.



Carioli, Aldo. “Artisti…senza freni.” Focus Extra, winter 2003, pp. 112-16.

Johnson, Ken. “Review: ‘My People Were Fair…’ at Team.” The New York Times, October 31, 2003.



Dunham, Carroll. “Road Food.” Artforum, October 2002, pp. 132-37.

Finch, Charlie. “For Sale: The Object Returns.” Artnet, 2002.

Johnson, Ken. “Review: Peter Cain at Matthew Marks Gallery.” The New York Times, November 15, 2002.

Newhall, Edith. “Paul Feeley/Peter Cain.” New York Magazine, October 28, 2002, p. 97.

“Peter Cain.” The New Yorker, October 28, 2002, p. 25.

Saltz, Jerry. “Carpe Diem.” The Village Voice, October 23, 2002, p. 67.

Viveros-Faune, Christian. “Peter Cain.” New York Press, November 13, 2002, p. 31.



Brown, Gerard. “Photo Finish.” Philadelphia Weekly, March 3, 1999.

Rice, Robin. “Snapshots.” Philadelphia City Paper, March 26, 1999.

Sozanski, Edward J. “Assessing Photography’s Impact on Painting.” The Philadelphia Inquirer, March 12, 1999.



“Peter Cain.” Bijutso Techo Magazine, November 1998, p. 60.

Kuspit, Donald. “Report from New York, ‘Painting: Now and Forever’ at Matthew Marks Gallery and Pat Hearn Gallery.” Art New England, vol. 19, October/November 1998, p. 11.

Smith, Roberta. “Review: ‘Painting Now and Forever’ at Matthew Marks Gallery and Pat Hearn Gallery.” The New York Times, July 24, 1998.



“American Art: 1975-1995.” Art Now, December 1997, pp. 136-37.

Bischoff, Dan. “A Tragedy on the Edge of Success.” Sunday Star Ledger, January 26, 1997.

Dunham, Carroll. “Head over Wheels.” Artforum, April 1997, pp. 19-20.

Goodman, Jonathan. “Peter Cain at Matthew Marks.” Art in America, July 1997, p. 91.  

Mumford, Steve. “Peter Cain at Matthew Marks Gallery.” Review, February 15, 1997.  

“Obituaries: Peter Cain,” Art in America, March 1997, p. 126.

“Peter Cain at Matthew Marks Gallery.” New York Magazine, February 10, 1997, p. 131.

“Peter Cain at Matthew Marks Gallery.” The New Yorker, February 10, 1997, p. 16.

Schjeldahl, Peter. “Hail and Farewell.” Village Voice, February 25, 1997.

Smith, Roberta. “Peter Cain, 37, Who Painted Images of Oddly Incomplete Cars.” The New York Times, January 10, 1997.

Smith, Roberta. “A New Surge of Growth, Just as Death Cut It Off.” The New York Times, February 14, 1997.

Smith, Roberta. “Hudson Valley Conversations.” The New York Times, July 18, 1997.

Smith, Roberta. “Review: ‘Project Painting.’” The New York Times, September 26, 1997.

Stewart, Angela. “Peter Cain, 37, Rising Young Artist.” Sunday Star Ledger, January 7, 1997, p. 21.

Yablonsky, Linda. “Review: ‘Peter Cain at Matthew Marks Gallery.’” Time Out New York, March 6-13, 1997.



Auer, James. “Art Museum Exhibit Embraces Pluralism.” Milwaukee Journal/Sentinel, September 1995.

Karmel, Pepe. “Peter Cain.” The New York Times, April 7, 1995.

Kimmelman, Michael. “A Quirky Whitney Biennial.” The New York Times, March 24, 1995.



"A Year in the Life: Tropic of Painting." Art in America, October 1994, pp. 90-91.



"Auto Exotic." The New Yorker, January 11, 1993, p. 9.

Glueck, Grace. "Review: Peter Cain at Matthew Marks Gallery." The New York Observer, January 18, 1993.

Myers, Terry. "Peter Cain at Matthew Marks Gallery." Flash Art, March/April 1993, p. 84.

Smith, Roberta. “Review: Peter Cain at Matthew Marks Gallery.” The New York Times, January 1, 1993.

Smith, Roberta. “At the Whitney, a Biennial With a Social Conscience.” The New York Times, March 5, 1993.



Adams, Cindy. New York Post, December 1, 1992.

Brock, Hovey. "Nayland Blake, Richmond Burton, Peter Cain, Gary Hume." ArtNews, November 1992, p. 140.

Kertess, Klaus. "Three Artists for the 90s." Elle Décor, August/September 1992, pp. 20-24.

Saltz, Jerry. "The Ten Commandments of Taste." Art and Auction, November 1992, pp. 104-09.

Schorr, Collier. “Secret Vices: Car Babes Go Further.” Artforum, September 1992, pp. 5-6.



Decter, Joshua. "Review: Peter Cain at Simon Watson." Arts Magazine, September 1991, p. 77.

Smith, Roberta. "Review: Peter Cain at Simon Watson." The New York Times, May 17, 1991.

Taylor, Simon. “Peter Cain at Simon Watson.” Art in America, November 1991, p. 150-51.



Raczka, Tony. "Defamiliarizing an American Icon." Artweek, November 15, 1990, pp. 14-15

Saltz, Jerry. "Wild Thing." Arts Magazine, March 1990, pp. 13-14.