Allison Meier

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Drawings by Kurt Vonnegut long kept in storage are getting the monograph treatment with a new publication of his playful, line-driven art. Kurt Vonnegut Drawings, coming next month from the Monacelli Press, features 145 selections of his work.

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by Allison Meier on April 18, 2014

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Unpaid interns get NYC harassment rights, Joan Jonas to represent US at Venice Biennale, Gabriel García Márquez dies, search for painting in the Hong Kong landfill called off, and more from the week in art news.

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Post image for Taking Identity to the Guillotine with Yinka Shonibare MBE

Yinka Shonibare MBE’s decapitated mannequins in their vibrant batik fabric outfits cavort through a collage of influences that the British-born, Nigeria-raised artist has excavated from the complicated history of culture.

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You might walk by some of the permanent works in New York City’s best art collection and not even notice them. The murals embedded in the city’s public spaces — in bars, restaurants, hospitals, skyscraper lobbies, and schools — together make up a historical tapestry of New York’s visual culture.

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Post image for Research Reveals Artists’ Brains May Be Structured Differently

Artists are often deemed “right-brained” thinkers, but new research suggests it may be the actual structure of the brain that lends creative talent.

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Post image for A Journal for Emerging Photography Endures in Print

Since it was founded in 2004 by photographer Sophie Mörner, Capricious magazine has been issuing contemporary photography narratives organized around broad themes.

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Post image for Diagnosing Rodin’s Grotesque Hands

French sculptor Auguste Rodin would frequently find his models out in the streets of Paris, drawn to hands and bodies gnarled by the often grueling nature of 19th century life and labor.

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On September 8, Finnish company Itella Posti will release stamps featuring the work of Tom of Finland. The postage honors his art’s “confident and proud homoeroticism,” as the Itella Posti proclaims, with two drawings from his prolific career selected for the September–October run.

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In a sparse congregation of West Virginia, photographer Hunter Barnes documented a Pentecostal sect that believes in snake handling and poison drinking as part of their services.

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by Allison Meier on April 11, 2014

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NYC hires Queens Museum director, a Rembrandt found in storage, new photo center at SFMOMA, David Lynch’s first major museum exhibition, and more from the week in art news.

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