Daniel Larkin

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PORTLAND, Oregon — What can a herd of headless deer painted gold with gaudy tinsel tails teach the 1% and the rest of us? The answer is a lot.

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Blackness in Abstraction is one of the best opportunities in years to face the riddle of the color black and the phenomenon of blackening.

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Post image for Remembering the Fearless Wit of Oscar Wilde in the Aftermath of Orlando

On Monday night, many New Yorkers gathered in front of the Stonewall Inn to lay flowers, connect in solidarity, and hear politicians and community activists reflect on the mass shooting in Orlando. Meanwhile down the street, others met in the Rare Book Room at the Strand bookstore to remember Oscar Wilde.

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Museums

The Dicks We Grope to Get Ahead

by Daniel Larkin on June 13, 2016

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A rock-climbing wall is covered with penises at the New Museum.

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Post image for At Bernie Sanders’s Official Art Show, the Candidate Meets His Muppet Avatar

On Saturday night, Bernie Sanders visited an art gallery in the East Village.

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Post image for Beyond Drips: Investigating Jackson Pollock’s Many Artistic Phases

“Come over here to the drips,” a visitor at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) advised friends.

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Luigi Pirandello’s iconic play Six Characters in Search of an Author (1921) is being reimagined at La MaMa this month.

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Galleries

A Blue Gallery Tour of Chelsea

by Daniel Larkin on March 11, 2016

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There is a special opportunity right now in Chelsea to explore the color blue.

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Post image for Dreamscapes for the 21st Century at the Volta Art Fair

Plunge into dreams at Volta NY 2016.

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Post image for A Taste of Four Decades on the Fringes of Animation

A lonely pink figure walking down a shadowy track amidst glowing neon shapes is a poignant moment in Brian Smee’s “Sports” (2014). The scene also serves as an allegory for the genre of experimental animation.

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