Hrag Vartanian

Post image for The Mysterious Tale of Hawaii’s van Gogh

The story of Arman Manookian, one of Hawaii’s foremost modernist painters of the 1920s and ’30s, is full of mystery and sadness.

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Post image for NEWD Art Fair Set to Open During 2014 Bushwick Open Studios

An upstart art fair in the nebulous East Williamsburg/Bushwick region, NEWD, is throwing its hat into the ring during the 2014 Bushwick Open Studios.

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Post image for Questions About Art Criticism for Three European Critics

On Sunday, April 27, an event jointly organized by AICA International and EUNIC New York will be probing the realities facing art critics in Europe.

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Post image for The Secret Is Out! Amanda Lepore Joins Friday’s The Lost Lectures in New York

Announcing the sixth and final speaker for Friday night’s The Lost Lectures event in New York: Amanda Lepore!

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Events

Art Rx

by Hrag Vartanian on April 22, 2014

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This is going to be one of Hyperallergic’s biggest week’s yet. Our large Lost Lectures event on Friday is going to feature a video program — which we announced yesterday — and a special guest — we plan to announce today.

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Post image for Video Program for Lost Lectures Features Rico Gatson, Chelsea Knight, Serkan Özkaya, Zefrey Throwell, and Saya Woolfalk

This Friday’s inaugural Lost Lectures event in New York will feature not only an impressive lineup of performers and speakers, but a video program that will play throughout the evening on a large screen.

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Post image for Your Graffiti “Looks Like Shit,” a Historic Letter to Alicia McCarthy

The artists of the so-called Mission School, that indie-inspired band of DIY artists centered around the San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI) in the 1990s, are getting their moment in the New York sun with Grey Art Gallery’s Energy That Is All Around exhibition.

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ReactorWeekend

Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on April 20, 2014

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This week, photography’s bias towards dark skin, the world’s tallest building rises, the earliest emoticon, Zorthian Ranch, Noah’s lack of black people, a novella based on Edward Hopper, the paintings of Bob Ross by the stats, and more.

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Post image for The Onion Skewers George W. Bush, the Painter

Yes, the world’s favorite satirical site went there, and their latest video takes aim at former US President George W. Bush’s latest hobby, painting.

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Events

Art Rx

by Hrag Vartanian on April 15, 2014

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I love New York, and this is one of those weeks that proves to me exactly why.

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