Oscar Murillo

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As news of art fairs and Bjork took the spotlight earlier this month, I lingered on the Museum of Modern Art’s The Forever Now: Contemporary Painting in an Atemporal World, up through early April.

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Crimes of the Art

by Benjamin Sutton on March 10, 2015

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On this week’s art crime blotter: selfie-taking vandals at the Colosseum, former Vatican worker holds stolen Michelangelo letter ransom, and ISIS mounts cyber attack on Midwestern crafts museum.

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The Forever Now: Contemporary Painting in an Atemporal World, the new exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, prompted thoughts of Elizabeth Kübler-Ross’s five stages of grief: denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance, though I’m not sure how much acceptance there is in the end.

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Oscar Murillo Made His Collector Cry

by Mostafa Heddaya on September 23, 2014

Chocolates produced as part of Oscar Murillo's recent exhibition at David Zwirner

In a dispatch this weekend appearing in Artforum‘s usually stultifying Scene & Herd blog, it was reported that Oscar Murillo had carried out an intriguing intervention at a party hosted by the collector Frances Reynolds.

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In one of those useful coincidences of the New York art scene, two current exhibitions discuss global commerce and history, labor and money through one peculiar entry point: sugar.

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I know what you’re thinking. There can’t be a ‘how to talk about Oscar Murillo’ because we don’t have a decade or so of commentary, he’s too new to have talking points. He’s 28 for God’s sake, you protest.

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