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Stephen Maine, HP11-0402,  2011. Acrylic on panel, 20 x 16 inches. Courtesy of the artist and 490 Atlantic Gallery.
Two artists’ recent shows in Brooklyn explore surface as substance. ...
 
Photograph of Milton Resnick.
Milton Resnick’s long but underappreciated career gets a review and revision at Mana Contemporary. ...
 
Andy Warhol, Nelson Rockefeller, 1967. Acrylic and silkscreen on canvas, 75 x 56 x 1 1/4 inches. Copyright The Andy Warhol Foundation, courtesy of The Queens Museum.
The Queens Museum untangles the outrage and hypocrisy around Warhol’s commission at the 1964 World’s Fair. ...
 


Harry Roseman, March 25, 2005.

Snips and Snaps: Harry Roseman’s Haircuts at Sacha & Olivier


A show that gives new meaning to “salon hang”


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Everything and Nothing At All: Roman Opalka Painting Infinity


Number paintings and early works on paper at Dominique Lévy


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Our Secret: Hidden Master Painter Paul Pagk


The masterful and little-known abstractionist has three concurrent shows on two continents.


Stanley Lewis, Winslow Park, Westport, 2010-2014. Oil on canvas, 21-1/4 x 35-1/4 inches. Courtesy of Betty Cuningham Gallery.

One-Two Punch: Stanley Lewis at Betty Cuningham


A crazy-quilt meditation on what painting can be.


Installation view, 'Monika Sosnowska: Tower', Hauser & Wirth New York, 18th Street, 2014. Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth. Photograph by Genevieve Hanson.

Looming Tower: Monika Sosnowska at Hauser & Wirth


The artist’s enormous installation at raises questions about how architecture relates to history.


Jeff Koons, Play Doh, 1994-2014. © Jeff Koons

From Popeye to Play-Doh: The Psychology of Jeff Koons


The key to Koons is his narcissism


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Light Up Gold: The Work of Rafael Wardi


A legend in his own country, the Finnish painter expresses an almost greedy desire for light and color.


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A Dispatch from “Manifesta 10″


David Carrier reports on the politics and curatorial gambits of “Manifesta 10,” now on view in St. Petersburg.


Lygia Clark, Clark’s proposition Diálogo de mãos ("Dialogue of hands," 1966), in use probably by Clark and Hélio Oiticica. The object is made of elastic. Courtesy Associação Cultural “O Mundo de Lygia Clark,” Rio de Janeiro.

Offline: Lygia Clark and the Original Social Media


This ambitious retrospective of Clark’s work is one of the first major exhibitions of her work outside of Brazil.


Vasily Kandinsky, Singer (Sängerin), 1903. Woodcut on Japanese paper, mounted on paper, 35.9 x 24.8 cm. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York. © 2014 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/ADAGP, Paris.

The Cloud Rises: Vasily Kandinsky Before Abstraction


“This is the moment where Kandinsky’s blues, his reds, his yellows, are becoming nouns, objects, substances in their own right.”