Born in 1960 in Leipzig, Neo Rauch is a lifelong resident of Germany. He has shown his work at The Museum of Modern Art and the Guggenheim Museum in New York, the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris and in the past year alone at venues in London, Prague, Montreal, Santa Fe and Osaka. His work has been covered by the New York Times and the New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker and Artforum, and is in the collections of both The Museum of Modern Art and the Guggenheim in New York.
Donald Kuspit is one of America's most distinguished art critics. He was the winner of the prestigous Frank Jewett Mather Award for Distinction in Art Criticism and is a contributing editor at Artforum, Sculpture, and Tema Celeste, as well as editor of Art Criticism. He is a professor of art history and philosophy at the State University of New York at Stony Brook and the author of more than 20 books, including The End of Art, The Cult of the Avant-Garde Artist, and The Rebirth of Painting in the Late 20th Century.