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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 ...
 


Thornton Dial, Untitled, c. 2003. Mixed Media, 48 x 34 inches. Courtesy of Allegra Laviola Gallery

From Rags to… Found Boots, Gloves and Soda Cans: The Richness of Thornton Dial


Dispatch from New Orleans while work also on view at Andrew Edlin Gallery in Chelsea


Shephard Fairey, Obey, 2012. Mural, Dallas Contemporary building, Glass Street, Dallas, Tx. Photo: Colleen McInerney0

Paint the Town Red: Shephard Fairey takes Dallas


Street artist’s murals are bringing new audience to the Dallas Contemporary


Installation view showing early paintings by Carolee Schneemann at Krannert Art Museum and Kinkead Pavilion, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2012 Photo: Chris Brown

Dreams and Desires from the Middle of Nowhere: Carolee Schneemann in Illinois


Legendary film and performance artist on view at the Krannert Art Museum


Guercino (Francesco Barbieri), Et in Arcadia Ego, 1618-22. Oil on canvas, 82 x 91 cm. Galleria Borghese, Rome

Working Space 1600: Shows in Rome of Guercino, Caravaggio and their Contemporaries


Reflections on Baroque painting and modernism.


The Merger, Cuban Pocket Knife. Photo: Roslyn Bernstein for artcritical

Where Artists Are Richer Than Doctors: Report from Havana


The starving artist stereotype is, surprisingly, not the Cuban model


Helen Pashgian, Untitled, 1968-69, cast polyester resin. 8 inches diameter. Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego. Photo by Philipp Scholz Rittermann.

No Choice But To Trust The Senses: California Light and Space Revisited


“Phenomenal” at  San Diego MoCA prompts rethink of West Coast minimalism


Yang Yong's installation, Lightscape, on view at the 2011 Guangzhou Triennial

Forums in Motion: The Guangzhou Triennial


Conference helps put prosperous city on par with more sophisticated Chinese centers


Ellen Lanyon, Majolica Tea, 2010. Acrylic on canvas, 36 x 36 inches. Courtesy of Valerie Carberry Gallery

Keeping Your Balance in the Windy City: Report from Chicago


Philip Pearlstein and Ellen Lanyon at Carberry, Ed Valentine at Warren, Matthew Woodward, Amy Casey


Paul Kos, Aspen, 2009. Video projection on paint on canvas. 6 x 8 inches. Courtesy of Gallery Paule Anglim

Quasi Una Fantasia: A Summer Trio From San Francisco


Paul Kos and Jim Melchert at Paule Anglim, Shahzia Sikander at the Art Institute


Lois Dodd, Elliott's Place, 1993. Oil on panel, 11-3/4 x 19 inches. Courtesy of Caldbeck Gallery

Interesting for No Good Reason: Lois Dodd in Maine


A 40 year survey of real and imagined scenes at the Calbeck Gallery, Rockland, this summer