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Spearheaded by John Yau, Thomas Micchelli, and Albert Mobilio

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Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on June 28, 2015

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This week, USC’s embattled dean speaks, famous artists review books, defending gallery assistants, and more.

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Weekend Words: Blue

by Weekend Editors on June 28, 2015

Mary Cassatt,

The Guardian reported this week that Queen Elizabeth appeared “unimpressed by a painting given to her by the German president, Joachim Gauck.”

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The Curator woke up one morning to the alarming realization that she understood nothing about art and that it was possible that she would never understand anything about art.

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John Ashbery,

I do know that I had no intention of writing about the two exhibitions currently at Tibor de Nagy, John Ashbery & Guy Maddin: Collages and Richard Baker: The Doctor is Out, when I went to the gallery.

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MusicWeekend

Phonetic Yeetcraft

by Lucas Fagen on June 27, 2015

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Anybody who can parse two consecutive words on the new Young Thug record should pursue a career in speech therapy.

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Henry Taylor,

The painter Henry Taylor welcomed me into his live-work loft with particular openness. It didn’t take long for us to get real and talk about family, the stories behind the paintings, and the daily struggles.

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Alison Hall, “Brooklyn Nocturne XI, Smiling” (2015)

Alison Hall’s small, smart, monochromatic panels are clear, compact and not at all what they seem.

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Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on June 21, 2015

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This week, Malevich’s “Black Square,” paying comic artists, sexism in club culture, Egyptian photo archive goes Creative Commons, Irish slaves, encyclopedia of pasta, and more.

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Weekend Words: Change

by Weekend Editors on June 21, 2015

Hendrick van Balen,

Last week, the world lost Ornette Coleman, whose 1959 releases The Shape of Jazz to Come and Change of the Century marked the advent of free jazz and changed the face of music forever.

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GalleriesWeekend

Rowdy Celebrations

by John Yau on June 21, 2015

Peter Reginato,

A few months ago, I saw a painting by Peter Reginato for the first time. It was on the streets of Manhattan.

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