Hamptons Magazine. 2009. The Shape of Things.

Artist Arthur Carter’s professional waters run deep. He worked in business and finance and moved on to publishing-he founded The New York Observer in 1987 and was its head graphic designer-before he constructed an art studio in Connecticut and threw himself into career number four. Nineteen years later, Arthur Carter: Sculptures, Paintings, and Drawings [Abrams] stands as the first collection of his varied body of work: 225 full-color images of his paintings, drawings and sculptures in clay, wire, bronze and stainless steel, inspired by the masters he admired (Kandinsky, Mondrain and Picasso among them). The Long Island native’s work is clean, precise and unfettered: Giant sculptures of stainless steel in elliptical shapes; geometric figures connected in reoccurring patterns; gracefully bent wires contorted in various forms; and primary colors in shape-oriented paintings. Harkening back to his time in publishing, the book included an essay by Peter Kaplan, former editor of The New York Observer and now creative director of Condé Nast Traveler.