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The Pecos River runs through New Mexico and Texas, forming a locale in the latter state colloquially known as Trans Pecos. Also referred to as Far West Texas, it’s a coarse region famous for its rough topography, Terlingua chili cook-off, and in recent years, revitalized arts economy.

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Art Movements

by Tiernan Morgan on September 26, 2014

A selection of paintings in the video game Minecraft

This week in art news: Auction companies oppose an appeal rehearing for the California Resale Royalty Act, the British Museum is to be recreated in Minecraft, and a time capsule was discovered in the head of a lion atop the Bostonian Society.

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Francesco Clemente in India

by Melissa Stern on September 26, 2014

Francesco Clemente's Inspired by India at the Rubin Museum

One of things I have always loved about the Rubin Museum is their fearlessness when it comes to exhibition design and color.

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Post image for Delusions of Grandeur: GCC at MoMA PS1 and the New Museum

What does it mean when the people hired to make a body of work relevant, as the magazine Bidoun was for the collective GCC, call it “quick and cute and perfectly timed”?

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Art and Craft film is released today in Los Angeles

For three decades, Mark Landis quietly infiltrated art museums across the United States with donated forgeries, works he carefully copied himself from the whole of art history.

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Laurie Anderson and Kronos Quartet Premiere Landfall in Brooklyn

Laurie Anderson was already working on a cycle of songs with Kronos Quartet when on October 29, 2012, Hurricane Sandy rose the Hudson River into her West Village home.

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AA Bronson's House of Shame at the Gwangju Biennial

GWANGJU, South Korea — I have never been to South Korea before. Jessica Morgan warned that it would be hot and sweaty and of course Gwangju was exactly that — tropical!

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Animating Ancient Greek vases

Greek vases have some of the most lively of ancient art, and a duo called Panoply has been turning these vases into animations.

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Gustave Courbet claimed to paint only “real and existing things,” yet an 1864 photograph of his studio suggests otherwise.

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A Banner for Baron Samedi in Sequins

by Allison Meier on September 25, 2014

Sacred Symbols in Sequins: Vintage Haitian Vodou Flags at the Everhart Museum

The omnivorous nature of Haitian Vodou with its consumption of African, European, and American influences into one luscious spirituality has been vividly expressed in one of the culture’s unique art forms: the Vodou flag.

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