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Spearheaded by John Yau, Thomas Micchelli, and Albert Mobilio

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Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on April 19, 2015

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This week, swapping a run-down house and a Henry Moore sculpture, only 18% of Artforum covers have featured art by women, the mysterious world of the “sneakernet,” how Imelda Marcos bought a Goya, and more.

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Weekend Words: Happiness

by Weekend Editors on April 19, 2015

Agnolo Bronzino,

This week it was reported that the first recordings ever made by Elvis Presley, “My Happiness” and “That’s When Your Heartaches Begin” (both 1953), have been digitized and will be released by Jack White’s Third Man Records.

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Bill Berkson

“Why should I look at this [art] instead of out the window?” asks Bill Berkson in one of the prose poems from his stellar new collection, Expect Delays.

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The Bewildering Beauty of the Ordinary

by John Yau on April 19, 2015

Julia Fish,

I urge viewers not to miss the rare opportunity to linger over Julia Fish’s paintings and drawings, which were last exhibited in New York in 2005. A group of recent works can be seen in Julia Fish: Threshold, currently on display at David Nolan Gallery.

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Guitar Heroines

by Lucas Fagen on April 18, 2015

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Whoever declared guitar-rock dead way back when forgot to tell Sleater-Kinney.

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Jason Stopa,

Jason Stopa stands a head taller than most of us and shares some strong ideas about contemporary art with a calm, intellectual confidence. His work, too, is raw, but the delivery system is mellifluous – a world of familiar references and a range of intimate painterly touches.

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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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Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on April 12, 2015

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This week, overcharging billionaire art collectors, the recent fascination with medieval art, the world’s last male white rhino, discovering the previous life of Jean-Honoré Fragonard’s “Young Girl Reading,” and more.

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Weekend Words: Dry

by Weekend Editors on April 12, 2015

Béla Iványi Grünwald, “Drying Clothes” (1903)

In response to a prolonged dry spell, the state of California has instituted mandatory water restrictions, bringing to mind the line from Chinatown (1974): “Middle of a drought, the water commissioner drowns. Only in L.A.”

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Brenda Goodman’s Recent Paintings

by John Yau on April 12, 2015

Brenda Goodman,

I want to believe that this is the beginning of the art world’s real and enduring appreciation of Brenda Goodman’s hard won achievement.

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