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LONDON — Looking back at history, one encounters certain individuals who reflect the changing attitudes, social values, or cultural trends of their times, while certain others seem to define and embody them; they’re the ones who become the symbols of the spirit of an age.

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On a dismal, rainy Saturday in Manhattan, as dirty snow slowly melted to reveal winter’s detritus outside, the cheerful, humorous, and ever approachable Fred Wilson led a group of gallerygoers through Isamu Noguchi’s Variations.

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Ephemera, Wives, Paint: Cézanne & Picasso

by Joe Fyfe on December 20, 2014

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Masters of painting are occupying major venues in New York this winter. Egon Schiele at the Neue Galerie, Matisse cutouts at MoMA. In addition, the rival Picasso exhibitions at Gagosian and Pace are noteworthy, as is Madame Cézanne at the emblazoned, tarnished Met.

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Plastered on the title wall of Saul Steinberg’s 100th Anniversary Exhibition at Pace Gallery is an impenetrable photographic self-portrait.

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Pop Culture Pirate Jay Z/Taylor Swift mash-up

Do you ever feel like the art world is sort of like high school, or life at a small liberal arts college? Or maybe just a blowout party you’re not actually sure you were invited to, but you decided to show up anyway?

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A Painter Finds Depth in Flatness

by Susan Silas on August 28, 2014

Installation view, 'Carl Ostendarp: BLANKS'

“The world is flat.” So declared New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman in 2005. And before the world was flat, it was round, and before that it was flat. And the picture plane was flat too.

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Kazuki Umezawa, “AR Image Core Involving All”

Art scholar Michio Hayashi theorized that the popular perception of “Japaneseness” in the West was cemented in the 1980s by triangulating “kitsch hybridity,” “primordial nature,” and “technological sophistication.”

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Pace Gallery Plugs Into Silicon Valley

by Erin Joyce on April 18, 2014

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MENLO PARK, California — I’m going to be honest: I haven’t been much of a fan of Pace Gallery in the past, or many of the blue-chip/dynastic galleries, for that matter; I find the programming too centered on celebrities in an attempt to garner press and sales.

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Franco’s Playhouse

by Alicia Eler on April 15, 2014

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LOS ANGELES — For all of James Franco’s talk about being James Franco, it’s pretty lame that he’s now trying to glean a bit of Cindy Sherman’s fame by recreating her photographs in drag.

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Post image for Keith Sonnier’s Tactile Formulations in Neon and Glass

Relatively speaking, Keith Sonnier’s interest in the connections between nature and technology has a long history. His early minimal-style, classical neons from 1968–1970 have a highly reductive, classical, nearly stoic appearance. The more recent formulations, though extravagantly tactile, were less evident in the beginning.

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