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Monday, January 18th, 2016
 
A show of new and old work by the English sculptor illuminates the natural world. ...
Friday, January 15th, 2016
 
Julien Bismuth, Willy Billy, 2013. Digital video, TRT: 23:51 minutes, edition of three, plus two APs. Courtesy of the artist and Simone Subal.
Misshapen figures reveal new ways of thinking about the human body on display. ...
Friday, January 1st, 2016
 
publicity image for Alex Katz windows at Barney's, New York
Jpegs were gathered, soundbites poised, but circumstances got the better of noble intentions ...
 

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

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Everything and Nothing At All: Roman Opalka Painting Infinity


Number paintings and early works on paper at Dominique Lévy

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

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Our Secret: Hidden Master Painter Paul Pagk


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

Sunday, September 21st, 2014

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.

Saturday, September 20th, 2014

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.

Wednesday, September 10th, 2014

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

Friday, September 5th, 2014

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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.

Monday, August 25th, 2014

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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.

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

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.

Friday, August 15th, 2014

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.”

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

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The Smokey Life: Ohad Meromi at Nathalie Karg


Ohad Meromi carries the proletarian banner into Nathalie Karg Gallery.