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The Dynamic Distortions of a Formal Painter

by John Goodrich on February 11, 2016

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Mernet Larsen claims an unlikely pair of influences: 15th-century Italian painting and the austere abstractions of the Russian modernist El Lissitzky (1890–1941).

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Post image for Quiet and Haunting Photographs of Our Modern Ruins

Our fascination with ruins is nothing new.

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — All of the frustration and sense of dislocation the Second World War had caused Yoshishige Furukawa was visible in the self-portrait he made after all his works were destroyed in air raids that burned down his parents’ home.

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Post image for Photos of Elizabeth Taylor’s Home Capture Its Beauty and Banality

Like a closed curtain at the beginning of a performance, a red, wavy material with the name “Elizabeth Taylor” emblazoned in white lettering fills the frame.

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Mining Flickr for 1 Million Moons

by Claire Voon on February 11, 2016

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In terms of things we photograph the most, the moon probably ranks pretty high, especially when it floats in the cosmos as a full-bodied orb.

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Post image for The Short-lived 1940s NYC Tabloid That “Dared to Tell the Truth”

The New York PM Daily only lasted from 1940 to 1948, but in its short run it served as a vital progressive voice in New York City, and promoted groundbreaking photography to accompany its stories.

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Post image for Marcel Dzama and Raymond Pettibon’s Weird Mind Meld

Gumby, surfers, penises, Batman and Robin, naked ladies with machine guns, Diamond Dogs-era David Bowie, bats and skulls, Charles Manson, dancers in polka dot dresses: These are a few of the motifs that crop up in Forgetting the Hand, a show of collaborative works by artists Raymond Pettibon and Marcel Dzama at David Zwirner Gallery.

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Post image for A Curatorial Project Explores What It Means to Organize Your Own Community

PHILADELPHIA — What’s the best way to engage a person in caring for someone different from him/herself?

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In New York City, Punk Is in the Air

by Kate Wadkins on February 9, 2016

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There was a week in high school when my mom begrudgingly let me stay out in New York City for almost three nights in a row.

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Post image for After Exile, an Artist Confronts the Aesthetics of Diaspora

Azzam gives each work an overarching sense of incompleteness, a longing for a place to which one can never return.

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