Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on March 29, 2015

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This week, the secrets of late Barnett Newman paintings, Parviz Tanavoli in the spotlight, Asian-American poetry and visual art, glitch art, old US infographics, dinosaurs at MoMA, and more.

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Weekend Words: Sight

by Weekend Editors on March 29, 2015

Jan Brueghel the Elder.

John Bramblitt of Denton, Texas, lost his sight 13 years ago but paints vivid portraits and landscapes by “feeling” the textures of different colors.

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Luke Bryan Goes on Spring Break

by Lucas Fagen on March 29, 2015

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Say what you will about Luke Bryan, but you have to admit the dude knows how to motherfuckin’ party.

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Peter Saul’s Hair-Raising Attacks

by John Yau on March 29, 2015

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Peter Saul’s anarchic imagination is a singular phenomenon in American art.

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The Italian director Matarazzo Raffaello was the king of melodrama. He was a populist filmmaker who embraced his audience without contempt.

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Studio Eye

by Jeff McMahon on March 28, 2015

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Walking through In the Studio: Photographs, a three-part show organized by Peter Galassi, former Chief Curator of Photography at New York’s Museum of Modern Art, and spread over several floors of the Gagosian empire on Madison Avenue, the underlying themes of accumulation, storage, labeling, and just plain looking remind us how artists often surround themselves with visual repertories.

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Beer with a Painter: Lois Dodd

by Jennifer Samet on March 28, 2015

Lois Dodd,

Lois Dodd has lived in a loft-studio on Second Street near the Bowery for over fifty years. When visiting her, one is struck by the independence of her lifestyle, as well as her work.

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Optical painting has been making its presence felt lately, with its 21st-century manifestation swapping the psychedelia and illusionism of its Sixties progenitor, Op Art, for an emphasis on process, systems and formal interrogation.

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Blue chip, outsider artist Martin Ramirez was memorialized this past Thursday evening in Chelsea with the unveiling of a United States postage stamp.

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Anguished, powerful, and problematic as they are, there is a heavy bar to what images of war and suffering can do, and what they can carry beyond cynicism, voyeurism, or spectacle.

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