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Louis Draper,

In November 1955, four days after Robert Frank was arrested, questioned, and released in Arkansas under the suspicion of being a Communist spy, he took a photograph, ‘‘Trolley — New Orleans’’ (1955), that was included with eighty-two others in his justly famous book, The Americans, which – we should remember — was first published in France in 1958.

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Fred Valentine,

It’s an unsentimental portrait, to say the least.

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Post image for Zona MACO’s Curated Sections Bring a Welcome Coherence to the Art Fair

MEXICO CITY — The 13th edition of Zona MACO, Latin America’s largest art fair, opened here on Wednesday night, bringing 123 galleries from all over the world to the sprawling Centro Banamex convention center.

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Post image for Philosophical Paintings that Bare Their Process

Most artists I know are aware of the painter Sharon Butler, not because she’s an overhyped art star, but because of her reputation as a serious, feet-on-the-ground, working artist.

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Post image for Turning the Digital into the Material, with Feng Shui

Digital data has become one of the most integral and misunderstood resources in contemporary society.

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Post image for An Artist Serves Up Decadent Feasts for Wild Animals

Over the past few years, New York-based artist Dana Sherwood has organized a picnic for wild baboons on the South African coast, left banquets for raccoons in the suburbs of South Florida, and concocted a molded terrine of jellied spam, beef, hot dogs, and marrow bones for coyotes.

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Playing Back 50 Years of Video Art

by Sarah Rose Sharp on February 1, 2016

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EAST LANSING, Mich. — As digital and web-based forms of dissemination have competed with video art, what is left to distinguish it as a standalone genre?

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A Many-Splendored Ode to the Dodo

by John Yau on January 31, 2016

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Absurdity and loneliness embrace each other in David Beck’s diminutive, meticulously detailed dioramas.

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Post image for Resisting Totality: The Paintings of Zhu Jinshi

A precocious youth forced to work in a factory during the Cultural Revolution, the painter Zhu Jinshi afterwards joined the seminal new art group the Stars (星星), producing works that dabbled in the imported medium of abstraction.

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Post image for Discourse, Dazzle, and Snap: Jonathan Lasker’s New Paintings

Jonathan Lasker’s approach to painting hasn’t changed materially in decades, and so why would his work, which struck me as an alienating (if not irritating) closed system when I first started looking at it in the 1990s, now feel so open, urgent, and fresh?

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