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Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on May 1, 2016

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This week, the new SFMOMA, artist-gallery breakups, Obama and the Churchill bust, portraits out of data, Moscow’s tacky art problem, and more.

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Weekend Words: Alliance

by Weekend Editors on May 1, 2016

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“Alliance: In international politics, the union of two thieves who have their hands so deeply inserted in each other’s pockets that they cannot separately plunder a third.”

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Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on April 24, 2016

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This week, identity art, the impact of AIDS on art, color palettes of masterpieces, artist responsibility, Afro-pessimism, journalism problems, the Prince font, and more.

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Weekend Words: Gold

by Weekend Editors on April 24, 2016

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“In the gloom, the gold gathers light against it.”

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Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on April 17, 2016

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This week, the attention web, Art Institute of Chicago’s rehanging, Superman’s Jewishness, Libeskind in Kurdistan, defining neoliberalism, and more.

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Weekend Words: Fraud

by Weekend Editors on April 17, 2016

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“Whoever is born in New York is ill-equipped to deal with any other city: all other cities seem, at best, a mistake, and, at worst, a fraud. No other city is so spitefully incoherent.”

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In mid-April, Berlin art duo Elmgreen and Dragset will erect a 4.5-ton vaguely ear-shaped swimming pool outside Rockefeller Center. Titled “Van Gogh’s Ear,” the absurd public sculpture is only the latest example of the van Gogh-mania sweeping the art world.

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Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on April 10, 2016

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This week, the brilliance of Gordon Parks, sculptor wasps, tourists and archeological sites, Bridget Riley on her art, bad art, and more.

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Weekend Words: Wax

by Weekend Editors on April 10, 2016

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“Being kissed by a man who didn’t wax his mustache was — like eating an egg without salt.”

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Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on April 3, 2016

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This week, archeology politics, critical thinking and painting, futurist terms, #terroristselfie, how people spend time online, and more.

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