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Mandalas Amidst the Plaids: Stephen Mueller, 1947-2011


A tribute to the painter and writer who died last week.


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From September 2001: A Tribute to the Twin Towers


and from September 2011, a reminder of the loss of artist Michael Richards


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Lucian Freud, 1922-2011


We looked up to Freud as a symbol of seriousness, of investigative tenacity.


Leonora Carrington, Self-Portrait, ca. 1937–38. Oil on canvas; 25-5/8 x 32 inches. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, The Pierre and Maria-Gaetana Matisse Collection © 2004 Leonora Carrington/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

“along the needle of my heart”: Leonora Carrington, 1917-2011


In tribute to the Surrealist painter, a poem from David Pollard’s Self-Portraits series.


Eunah Kim with her "Happy Lungs" flag, Cambridge, Mass., May, 2009. Courtesy of Hyewon Li

A Grand Citizen of the World: Eunah Kim, 1973-2010


A New York memorial for the Korean-American artist, who died in Seoul last November, took place in June.


Gabriel Laderman, The House of Death and Life, 1984-85 [detail]. Oil on cnavas, 93 x 135 inches. Courtesy of the Laderman Estate, photo by James Dee.

Rooted in Lived Experience: Gabriel Laderman


He argued for perceptual representation that engaged with larger traditions.


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“A Clear-Eyed Working Sculptor”: Nathaniel Kaz, 1917-2010


A founder of the Sculptors Guild who advocated for cultural relevance.


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Leo Steinberg, 1920-2011


Tributes by Laurie Schneider Adams, David Carrier and others


Dennis Oppenheim, 1938-2011.

Preparing the Ground for a Shift in Thinking: Dennis Oppenheim, 1938-2011


Oppenheim believed that artists should “make things that carry with them the residue of where they have been.”


Portrait of Nicolas Carone by Christian Carone

“With the figure, anything is possible”: Nicolas Carone, 1917-2010


After he retired from teaching his work gained an astonishing new energy and momentum.