Museums

Falling for Niki de Saint Phalle

by Joseph Nechvatal on January 29, 2015

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PARIS — I have never particularly admired French-American artist Niki de Saint Phalle’s overly familiar and obvious Nanas (French slang for “broads”) — the gaudy, plump, joyous everywoman figures that made the artist’s case for female affirmation.

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Comic

Will Paint Chickens for Eggs

by Steven Weinberg on January 29, 2015

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Since moving to the Catskills a year ago, our neighbors consistently out-neighbor us in their massive amounts of favors.

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Interviews

Street Artist Tells Bill Cosby to Fess Up

by Vic Vaiana on January 28, 2015

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Artists have been largely absent from the public discourse surrounding the allegations of sexual assault against Bill Cosby, another of which was just lodged, and about which the comedian remains silent.

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Printed Matter’s LA Art Book Fair opens on Thursday, January 29, at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA.

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What do the ’80s post-punk band Liquid Liquid, faded family photographs, and Art Spiegelman have in common? All contributed to the creation of Richard McGuire’s latest graphic novel, Here.

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The Superscript conference convenes a diverse array of writers, editors, artists, curators, and theorists to address questions around online art publishing’s present and possible futures.

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The National Center for Arts Research at Southern Methodist University has released its first Arts Vibrancy Index, a report that ranks the cultural vibrancy of communities across the country.

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Post image for Shepard Fairey Hawks “Radical Art Supplies” on ‘Portlandia’

“You wanna be radical? This is the radical store for you,” says Phil (Fred Armisen) of Shocking Art Supplies in a skit from a new episiode of Portlandia that features a guest appearance by street artist and branding guru Shepard Fairey.

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A supposedly and in fact fun thing I did this month was attend A (Radically Condensed and Expanded) Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again, an experimental performance at the Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival.

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Post image for Entang Wiharso Mines the Discord in Indonesia’s Diversity

In a recent interview, the Indonesian artist Entang Wiharso proclaimed: “I depict the condition of humans who are often divided by complex, multilayered political, ethnic, racial, and religious systems: they co-exist yet their communication is limited and indirect.”

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