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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 ...
 


work of Paul McCarthy on view in the exhibition, Alpha Omega – Works from the Dakis Joannou Collection Photo: Fanis Vlastaras & Rebecca Constantopoulou Courtesy: The DESTE Foundation

In the Shadow of the Parthenon


Report from… Athens, and evidence of the heroic spirit in recent Greek painting.


detail, Barbara Probst, see article for full image and caption

Vitality Amidst the Ruins: Lower Manhattan’s gritty golden age


Mixed Use, Manhattan: Photography and Related Practices at the Reina Sofia, Madrid, June 10 – September 2, 2010


Nadir Afonso, Composiço Geométrica, 1947

Curved Forms, Out of the Loop: Portugal’s Nadir Afonso


Exhibition continues at Museu do Chiado through October 3


Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilis III inspecting newly installed artefacts at the Israel Museum. Courtesy of the Israel Museum, Jerusalem

The New Jerusalem: Israel Museum reopens


Rooms are curated by Yinka Shonibare, Susan Hiller and Zvi Goldstein, and there’s a monumental sculpture by Anish Kapoor


Nikí de Saint Phalle, Crucifixion, ca. 1965.  Miscellaneous objects on painted polyester. 236 x 147 x 61.5 cm

Our Bodies, Ourselves: elles@centrepompidou


Women Artists in the Collection of the Musée National d’Art Moderne, through February 21


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Keeping an Eye on the Windy City


Report from… Chicago: Roger Hiorn on the Art Institute roof, Tony Tasset’s EYE in Pritzker Park, John Parot’s pyramid


Baba Anand, The Major Arcana: The Fools Journey, detail. Courtesy of Religare Arts Initiative, Delhi

Dalí’s Delhi Disciple: Baba Anand at the Religare Arts Initiative


Inspired by Salvador Dalí’s World Tarot deck, the artist reinvents Surrealist spectacle with frenetic embellishment.


Messe and Ramda plaza - tallest building in Basel

It’s June so it must be Basel


Art Basel and related fairs in Basel, Switzerland


Jane Alexander, Butcher Boys, 1985-1986. Mixed media. Iziko South African National Gallery Permanent Collection

South Africa’s Forwards: High scoring centennial survey at National Gallery greets World Cup


Far from being a studious plod through history, this is the coolest party in town.


Edward Millman, Fresco Detail, St Louis, MO Post Office, 1942. Tempera on masonite

Los Tres Grandes: US Artists Interpret the Mexican Muralists


Translating Revolution: U.S. Artists Interpret Mexican Muralists at the National Museum of Mexican Art. Chicago, Illinois