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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 ...
 


Richard Hamilton, 'Hotel du Rhône', 2005. Private Collection. © Courtesy of the Estate of Richard Hamilton.

What Made Richard Hamilton So Different, So Appealing?


The Late Works at London’s National Gallery


Luc Tuymans, Allo! IV, 2012. Oil on canvas, 50-3/8 x 71-5/8 inches. Courtesy David Zwirner, New York/London

Each To His Own Tahiti: Peter Doig and Luc Tuymans in London


Moon and Sixpence moments for two contemporary painters


Rudolf Stingel, Untitled, 1987. Oil and enamel on canvas, 78 by 186 inches. Courtesy of Paula Cooper Gallery

Abstraction Goes Underground: The Painting Factory at LA MoCA


“Abstraction After Warhol” featured 11 painters, most not using brushes


David Reed, #617, 2003–2011 [detail]. Oil and alkyd on linen, 44 x 190 inches. Kunstmuseum Bonn, Permanent loan from Sammlung Mondstudio, Photograper: Christopher Burke, New York © 2012 VG-Bild Kunst, Bonn

A Place Only Possible in Painting: David Reed in Bonn


The New York painter’s show at the Kunstmuseum Bonn runs through October 7


Lex Pott, Transience, 2012 . Oxidized mirrors, dimensions variable. Courtesy of The Wyspa Art Institute, Gdansk

Artworks in the Present Tense: ALTERNATIVA at Gdansk Shipyards


Exhibitions of The Wyspa Art Institute billed as “anti-festival”


Natalia Zourabova, Bakery, 2010. Acrylic on canvas, 230 x 130 cm. Courtesy of Niva Navon Public Relations and Productions

The Greenhouse Affect: Tel Aviv’s Fresh Paint Fair Showcases Young Talent


In its fifth year, the Israeli event is still shaking things up


Gillian Wearing, Me as Warhol in Drag with a Scar, 2010. Courtesy of the Artist

Furtive Moves: Gillian Wearing’s Identities and Sara VanDerBeek’s Dancers


Reporting from London


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Allowing Loose Ends To Linger: dOCUMENTA(13)


The  five-yearly international art festival  in Kassel, Germany


Trisha Baga, Plymouth Rock, 2012. 2 channel video, projected from memory cards, mixed media: acrylic on canvas (3), spray paint on CD player, foil, bubbled-wrapped plinth, box of electrical wires, spray paint and acrylic on phone, water bottle, 27:12 mins. Courtesy of Vilma Gold, London

Over Here: Three Americans in London, Testing the Boundaries between Object and Subject


William Corwin at George and Jørgen, Pascual Sisto at Seventeen, Trisha Baga at Vilma Gold


Jeremy Deller, Sacrilege, 2012. Site specific sculpture, Glasgow. Photo: Courtesy of Sherman Sam

Still a Festival, Not an Art Fair: The Glasgow International


Scotland’s two-week city-wide visual arts festival runs through May 7