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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. ...
 


Christopher Kurtz, Litany, 2012. Bent and hand-carved maple, oak, cedar, and paint, 64 x 156 x 60 inches. Courtesy of Tomlinson Kong Contemporary

Carpentry at the Service of Art: Christopher Kurtz at Tomlinson Kong


Four-piece sculpture show runs on Bowery through September 8


Frank Stella, k.359, 2012. Mixed media, 124 x 111 x 77 inches. Courtesy of Freedman Art. © 2012 Frank Stella/ Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

Frank Stella Evolves: The Scarlatti Series at Freedman Art


on view on the Upper East Side  through September 27.


Wu Guangzhong, Pines and Rocks of the Lao Mountains," 1987, Ink and color on rice paper, H. 70.9 in x W. 37.4 in (180 x 95 cm), Shanghai Art Museum

A Triumphant Survivor: The Ink Paintings of Wu Guanzhong


His show this spring was at the Asia Society


Claudia Chaseling, Rat, 2012. Egg tempera and oil on canvas, 35-1/2 x 31-1/2 inches. Courtesy of Slag Contemporary

Fast and Loose Play of Planes: Claudia Chaseling at Slag


Ambitious Bushwick show includes video, installation and “painting away from the canvas”


Hugo McCloud, Judith, 2012. Patina, mixed media on copper sheet, 77 x 93 inches. Courtesy of Meulensteen Gallery.

A Curation of Curators: Young Curators, New Ideas at Meulensteen


A  multifarious show equates curatorial choice with artistic production


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Spatialism in Action: Lucio Fontana at Gagosian Gallery


His Ambiente Spaziale were on view in May and June


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Beyond the Studio & Out of the Closet: Art and Sex on the Waterfront, 1971-83


Leslie + Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art


Marcia Hafif, Fresco: Italian Brown Pink Lake NY 09 2, 2009. Oil on canvas, 30 x 30 inches. Courtesy of Larry Becker Contemporary Art

Monochrome Austerity, Late Roman Style: Marcia Hafif at Larry Becker


Was seen in Philadelphia early Summer 2012


Keith Haring (American, 1958–1990). Still from Painting Myself into a Corner, 1979. Video, 33 min. Collection Keith Haring Foundation. © Keith Haring Foundation

Out of the Gallery and Into the Streets: Keith Haring’s Early Years


Keith Haring: 1978-1982 at Brooklyn Museum until July 8


Martha Diamond, Untitled, (detail), 2011, Oil on board, 15 x 10 inches. Courtesy of Sue Scott Gallery

Diamond Bright: Martha Diamond at Sue Scott Gallery


Her “bright brush” paintings are on view on the Lower East Side