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Jessica Cheung, Self Portrait, from the Umbrella Revolution series, 2014, unfinished.
Statement of artist protester Jessica Cheung and comment by David Cohen ...
 
Robert Janitz, Oriental Lumber (Casanova), 2014. Oil, wax, flour on linen, 63.5 x 51 cm. Courtesy of the artist and Meyer Riegger Berlin.
The artist’s first solo show in Berlin runs through October 25. ...
 
Will Bruno, Something Shocking, 2014. Oil on paper, 15 x 11 inches. Courtesy of the artist.
An adventurer in the Pacific Northwest exhibits the record of his recent journeying. ...
 


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What are Masterpieces and Why Are There So Many of Them?


Our review of The Steins Collect, now at the Met, in San Franscisco last summer


David Goldblatt, Here, in 2007, Ellen Pakkies strangled her son Abie. Lavender Hill, Cape Town. 12 September 2010. Silver gelatin print on fibre based paper, 40 x 50 cm. Courtesy of Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg

The Weight of Narrative: Photographs of David Goldblatt


His exhibition at Johannesburg’s Market Photo Workshop,  founded under Apartheid


Members of the Louisville arts community protest the actions of Fund for the Arts CEO Allan Cowen, Louisville, Kentucky, March 11, 2011. Courtesy of Travis K. Kircher / WDRB 41 News

Art is for Everyone: Caravaggio and Street Protests in Louisville, Kentucky


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…


Hand-painted-glass

Craft Becomes a Bad Word: Indian Folk Art in the Contemporary Wilderness


In three recent exhibitions, India’s folk art searches for context.


Installation view: BLACK SWAN Regen Projects, Los Angeles February 25th – April 16, 2011

Swanning Around Ahead of the Oscars: Three Shows in LA


Clare Rojas at Prism, Sam Durant at Blum & Poe and Black Swan at Regan Projects


William Kentridge Interviews Himself: two stills from William Kentridge, Drawing Lesson 47 (Interview for New York Studio School), 2010. Video, 4'48". YouTube.

The Pleasures of the Pursuit: Talks by William Kentridge and Philip Pearlstein in Jerusalem


The artists gave lectures at the Jerusalem Studio School and the Israel Museum


Bradley McCallum and Jacqueline Tarry, The Evidence of Things Not Seen, 2008. Oil on Linen, Toner on Silk, detail. Detail. Courtesy of the Artists.

Now or Nothing: Contemporary Art and the Queen City


Twenty years on from the Mapplethorpe case, Cincinnati debuts a Keith Haring retrospective.


Matthew Ritchie, Line of Play (2009), Powder coated aluminum, vinyl and acrylic.?Approximately 30 feet 6 inches by 20 feet 5 inches. Located in Main Concourse, NW Entry. Photo: James Smith/Dallas Cowboys

Heavy Hitters: The Art of Football, Dallas-Style


The new Cowboys stadium gets museum-worthy murals by renowned contemporary artists.


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.


Benicia Gantner, Ruby + Gold Waterweb, 2010. Vinyl collage on plexiglas, mounted on wood frame, 42 x 48 inches. Courtesy of Walker Contemporary, Boston

Abstraction in a Cold Climate


Kristin Baker at the MFA, Boston, and commercial gallery shows of Joanne Mattera, Imi Hwangbo and Benicia Gantner