Post image for Reader’s Diary: Robert Glück’s ‘Communal Nude’

Some of Robert Glück’s essays came my way in the 1980s via such publications as Poetics Journal.

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GalleriesWeekend

The Two Faces of Grace Jane

by John Yau on July 24, 2016

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Margot Bergman paints boldly simplified portraits of women on top of found paintings, which she salvages from flea markets.

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MuseumsWeekend

Upbeat and Edgy

by John Yau on July 24, 2016

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With the rise of artists desperate to align themselves with one compromised avant-garde tradition or another, it is useful to remember that Stuart Davis never fit in.

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Post image for Beer with a Painter: Charles Yuen

Charles Yuen’s home in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn, is comfortably domestic and suburban in feeling, which somehow surprises me, after having seen his zany and sardonic paintings earlier in the year at Studio10 in Bushwick.

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BooksWeekend

Squaring the Circle

by Elizabeth T. Gray Jr on July 23, 2016

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John Peck is the author of ten volumes of poetry, a psychoanalyst, translator of Euripides and C. G. Jung’s The Red Book, a poet under-appreciated by or unfamiliar to most, yet long and deeply admired by a cadre of serious poets and critics on both sides of the Atlantic.

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MusicWeekend

Eleven Stories by Brandy Clark

by Lucas Fagen on July 23, 2016

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Country singer Brandy Clark’s new album, Big Day in a Small Town, out since June, is rocking loud and jangling pretty, but the temptation to treat her foremost as a lyricist remains.

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Clowns Never Get Caught

by Stan Mir on July 23, 2016

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Political campaigns, like Jasper Johns’s painting, “Flag,” are based on dreams.

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Post image for The Shelf Life of Political Art

Tucked into a side wall at Postmasters Gallery in Tribeca, as part of a handsome group show called Grayscale, there are five new drawings by William Powhida, one of which is titled “Is Donald Trump an Existential Threat? Or Just A Major Asshole…”

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Post image for Vietnam Museum Admits Exhibition Was Full of Forged Paintings

The Ho Chi Minh City Museum of Fine Arts has apologized for hosting an exhibition in which 17 paintings purportedly by four of Vietnam’s most influential 20th-century painters proved inauthentic.

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Post image for Pokémon Go Is a Massive Art Happening and You’re All Invited

Sure, here’s the update: “It’s been two weeks and there are 35 million search results for Pokémon Go on Google and 9.5 million daily active players in the United States — which means, in terms of users, the augmented reality game has already surpassed its closest competitor, Candy Crush.

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