Andy Warhol

Post image for At the New Whitney Museum, America Is Actually Very Easy to See

The inaugural exhibition at the new Whitney Museum of American Art, which opens to the public today, is predicated on the elusiveness of a cohesive and stable national identity in the United States.

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Post image for A Warhol-Inspired Performance Pops in the Wrong Ways

In general, it’s very difficult to assume the mantle of a Warholian legacy.

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Keith Haring,

Ten years ago, the Morgan Library & Museum decided it was time to bring its collection up to speed on the art of drawing in the 20th and 21st centuries — a daunting task in itself, and even more improbable in the face of a superheated, late-capitalist art market: at the feast of the trophy-eaters, would the museum be forced to content itself with scraps?

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Post image for The Singular Worlds of Artists’ Personal Collections

LONDON — Magnificent Obsessions: The Artist as Collector, on view at London’s Barbican Centre, draws on the common desire to make sense of people through their objects.

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Post image for The Beautiful Mercy of Corita Kent’s Screenprints

Sister Corita Kent’s tenacity as a feminist, civil rights activist, and antiwar demonstrator belied her prim black habit and fueled the silkscreens she made up until her death in 1986.

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Post image for Inside Andy Warhol’s Book Factory

It’s strange to picture Andy Warhol curled up with a novel, but the eccentric pop artist “lived and breathed” books, according to Warhol by the Book, the first US museum exhibition to explore the literary side of his practice.

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Post image for An Illustrated Guide to Arthur Danto’s “The End of Art”

Arthur Danto’s best-known essay, “The End of Art,” continues to be cited more than it is understood. What was Danto’s argument? Is art really over? And if so, what are the implications for art history and art-making?

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Post image for The Illustrated Correspondence of Artists

Before people were dropping GIFs into Gmail, letter writers were adding illustrations for that emotional or contextual punch.

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Post image for Looking for Origins of Arab Modernism in Kuwait

KUWAIT CITY, Kuwait — The United Arab Emirates may dominate the popular image of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries today, but for most of the 20th century the region’s poster child for oil-fueled prosperity and cosmopolitan aspiration was Kuwait.

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Post image for Warhol’s Great-Niece Plans Documentary About “Uncle Andy”

Andy Warhol is one of those artists that many people love but few completely understand.

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