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This past Sunday was both an auspicious and sobering time to visit the Brooklyn Museum’s exhibition Zanele Muholi: Isibonelo/Evidence.

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BOSTON — Before 1968, when Philip Guston more or less began working on a new body of work that would define his late career, it could be said of him, as it was of Lord Dartmouth by the poet William Cowper: this was a man “who wears a coronet and prays.”

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John Ashbery,

I do know that I had no intention of writing about the two exhibitions currently at Tibor de Nagy, John Ashbery & Guy Maddin: Collages and Richard Baker: The Doctor is Out, when I went to the gallery.

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MusicWeekend

Phonetic Yeetcraft

by Lucas Fagen on June 27, 2015

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Anybody who can parse two consecutive words on the new Young Thug record should pursue a career in speech therapy.

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Alison Hall, “Brooklyn Nocturne XI, Smiling” (2015)

Alison Hall’s small, smart, monochromatic panels are clear, compact and not at all what they seem.

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Post image for Seeing Mexico Through the Lens of One of Its Great Cinematographers

When it comes to the celebrity of film crews, fame is not fickle; it dotes lovingly on the director.

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Post image for A Textile Artist’s Long Overdue US Survey Ropes You In

Human figures seem to lurk in almost all of Françoise Grossen’s folded, knotted, and coiled rope sculptures.

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Post image for Rare Stephen Sprouse Sketches Shine a Light on the 1980s Style Icon

If there were ever a fashion world equivalent of Andy Warhol, the universe found it in Downtown street kid Stephen Sprouse.

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Post image for Reclaiming the Lost Feminism of Fairy Tales

In the back room of the Drawing Center, Natalie Frank’s lavish pastels conjure fairy tales in all their grisly and gorgeous glory.

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Post image for Politicized Artworks That Ask Viewers to Fill In the Unknowns

Two years ago, at a Cildo Meireles retrospective in Madrid, I sat on a wooden dock that overlooked a paper sea and a vast, blue plaster sky.

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