Remembering Robert Hughes, Author and Art Critic

The legendary Robert Hughes died Aug. 7, 2012, after a long illness. He was 74. Hughes's writing graced TIME's pages for decades. Here are some highlights from his cover stories.

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Debbie Carter
Debbie Carter

I will miss Robert Hughes's writing, his voice, and television programs.  When I saw Shock of the New, he became one of my favorite writers.  I have a framed autograph on my desk from the 90s.  I used to see him shopping in a corner deli in Soho.  One time he held the door for me on my way out.