The New Yorker: The Critics: The Art World: “The dominant problem of pictorial art since the nineteen-fifties is photography, and, by extension, film and video. The basilisk eye of the camera has withered the pride of handworked mediums. Painting survives on a case-by-case basis, its successes amounting to special exemptions from a verdict of history. Ruscha?s importance looms in this context. He may be the first artist who, as he recently remarked, ?came to painting through photography.? ” Interesting.