Post image for Riding Backwards to See What You Missed

In his introduction to Clarence Major’s new poetry collection From Now On, Yusef Komunyakaa hints, even if he does not directly state, that there is a kind of natural quietude about Major’s work.

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Stanley Whitney in the 1990s

by John Yau on July 5, 2015

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Years ago I saw a drawing in a modest exhibition at the Centre Pompidou that Picasso made on a sheet of stiff cardboard while he was on a picnic with his friends, Michel and Louise Leiris. Not one to waste space, Picasso divided the surface into a grid, and in each small square he made a quick contour drawing of his longtime friends.

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Post image for Agnes Martin: In Two New Books, A Life Revealed

How does one begin to tell — or unravel — the story of Agnes Martin (1912–2004), one of modern art’s most original and self-effacing artists, especially when so many aspects of her personal history are shrouded in mystery, misinformation, myth and misunderstanding?

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Post image for Staring Back: 400 Years of Portraits at the Morgan

Life Lines: Portrait Drawings from Dürer to Picasso at the Morgan Library & Museum may not venture very far beyond canonical European artists, but it uncovers richness and diversity within a circumscribed field, especially in the work of its two anchors, Albrecht Dürer and Pablo Picasso.

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Post image for Wall Street’s 18th-Century Slave Market Finally Recognized with Historic Marker

Whether under Dutch, British, or American control, New York’s early development was supported by slavery.

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Post image for ‘Back to the Future’ 30 Years Later, or Riding in Cars with Millennials

One of the greatest pleasures of teaching design history to college students is time travel.

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Post image for Introducing the Hyperallergic Art Library T-shirts

Today is the day! Hyperallergic has launched the first edition of our Art Library series with five titles by some of the innovators of art writing.

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