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Ellen Lanyon, Hat, Pin & Scarf, 1999. Acrylic on canvas, 22 x 22 inches. Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts.
The show that Ken Johnson previewed with incendiary effect. ...
 
Caravaggio, The Fortune Teller, 1594. Oil on Canvas. Courtesy of Scala / Art Resource, NY, Pinacoteca Capitolina, Musei Capitolini, Rome, Italy.
Channeling their own brand of the Arab Spring, arts community protests unseat the 30 year head of the city’s arts trust; plus an exhibition of Caravaggio… ...
 
Kristin Baker, Full Dawn Parallax, 2010. Acrylic on acrylic with powder-coated aluminum frame 114-1/8 x 99-1/8 x 15-1/4 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Suzanne Geiss Co., New York. © Kristin Baker. Photograph by Matthu Placek. Courtesy Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Kristin Baker at the MFA, Boston, and commercial gallery shows of Joanne Mattera, Imi Hwangbo and Benicia Gantner ...
 


Ragnar Kjartansson, Guilt Trip, 2007. Video, 10 min, 24 sec.

Warmer Than You Think: Due North at Icebox Project Space


Exhibition paired artists from Iceland and Philadelphia


Alan Shields, Finger Lickin’, 1974-76, acrylic, thread, rope, string and beads on canvas, 118 x 113 inches, 299.72 x 287.02 centimeters. Courtesy of Cherry and Martin.

Hippies Use Side Door: Alan Shields at Cherry and Martin


A mini-survey of work from the 1960s to the 1980s


Marik Lechner, Untitled, 2013. Oil on canvas, 180 x 240 cm. Courtesy of Rosenfeld Gallery, Tel Aviv

Urban Jungle: Marik Lechner in South Tel Aviv


Some of the paintings look as if they are still growing.


Merlin James?, Signal Box, 2009. ?Acrylic and mixed media, ?53 x 57 cm. ?Courtesy the artist

Painting as Signal Box: Merlin James in Berlin


His show was at Kunste-Werke Berlin


Antonio Lopez, Gianni Versace Campaign, 1984. Copyright the Estate of Antonio Lopez, courtesy The Suzanne Geiss Company

Hard But Used: Gender, Sexuality and Drawing


Keep Your Timber Limber was at London’s ICA this summer


Mengyun Han, Wandering Mind, 2012. Oil on canvas, 72 x 72 inches. Courtesy of the Artist

Beijing: Mengyun Han at the Today Art Museum


despite the muddy waters of the Chinese art market, a young painter achieves transcendence


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Et in Pittsburgh Ego: Figment


Live from Andy Warhol’s grave. A collaboration of The Andy Warhol Museum and EarthCam


Michael Landy, Saint Jerome, 2012, mixed media, 310 x 245 x 106 cm. Duerckheim Collection. © Michael Landy, courtesy of the Thomas Dane Gallery, London / Photo: The National Gallery, London.

Sacred and Profane Machines: Michael Landy at the National Gallery, London


Martyrdom has never been this much fun before


Alex Katz, Sea, Land, Sky, 1959. Cut and pasted paper, 8-5/8 x 11 inches. © Alex Katz/Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY Digital Image

Sea, Land, Sky: Alex Katz in England


An overview of his work traveled to seaside venues while his latest was on view in London


Sarah Lucas, Untitled (Tit Chair), 2012. Courtesy of Sadie Coles HQ, London

Maximum Gross-Out, Model Form: Sarah Lucas and Antony Gormley


Two very different kinds of sculpture in London