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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. ...
 


Jackson Pollock, Number 7, 1952, 1952, enamel and oil on canvas, 53 x 40 inches. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Purchase, Emilio Azcarraga Gift, in honor of William S. Lieberman, 1987.

Elective Affinities: Alfonso Ossorio and his Masterful Friends


Angels, Demons, and Savages: Pollock, Ossorio, Dubuffet at the Parrish Art Museum


Paul McCarthy, WS, 2013. Courtesy of the artist and Hauser & Wirth. Photo: Joshua White.

X-Rated Fairy Tale: Paul McCarthy at the Armory and Hauser & Wirth


Step inside a visually lavish psychosexual fantasy


Installation view, "Works of the Jenney Archive." Private collection. Courtesy Gagosian Gallery. Photography by Robert McKeever.

The Artist and the Archive: Neil Jenney at Gagosian


What is the relationship between an artist’s work and the art he collects?


Daniel Lefcourt, Drawing Board, 2013, graphite on machined fiberboard panel with pine frame 32 by 42 inches. Courtesy of Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York.

Modeling Art: Daniel Lefcourt at Mitchell-Innes & Nash


The artist’s debut show at Mitchell-Innes & Nash


Arne Svenson, Neighbors #5, 2012, pigment print, 44.5 x 30 inches. Courtesy Julie Saul Gallery, New York.

Painterly Voyeurism: Arne Svenson at Julie Saul


A photographer frames his city neighbors


Susan Bee, Ruckenfigur, 2013, oil on linen, 24 x 30 inches. Courtesy of Accola Griefen Gallery.

Longing Inside the Frame: Susan Bee at Accola Griefen


Cinematic pathos meets painterly expression


Eve Aschheim, Pinch, 2013, oil and graphite on canvas on panel, 22 1/16 x 17 1/4 inches. Image courtesy of the artist and Lori Bookstein Fine Art.

Rigors Apart: Ying Li and Eve Aschheim at the New York Studio School


Two abstract painters take on the elegance of form


Ian Hamilton Finlay, Hommage A Rivière, 2002, wooden half boat, 7 7/8 x 30 3/4 x 4 3/4 inches, IF4633. Image courtesy of David Nolan Gallery.

The Sea, the Sea: Ian Hamilton Finlay at David Nolan


Words as raw materials = playful sculpture


Installation view of Rona Yefman, Mirror (from the project, "My Brother and I") 1996-2010, 35mm color negative, archival inkjet print 19 x 13 inches; and

Queering Kinship: Hervé Guibert, Francesca Woodman, and Others at Callicoon


The hungry ghost and the true friend


Matthew Barney, HYPERTROPHY (incline), 1991, light-reflective vinyl, graphite pencil, and petroleum jelly on paper in self-lubricating plastic frame,10 1/2 x 11 1/2 x 1 1/4 inches. The Museum of Modern Art, New York; gift of R. L. B. Tobin. Copyright Matthew Barney. Digital image courtesy of The Museum of Modern Art/Licensed by SCALA/Art Resource, NY.

Mythology, Mortality, Mailer, and Vaseline: Matthew Barney at the Morgan


An avant-garde ruckus in the library