Weekend


Spearheaded by John Yau, Thomas Micchelli, and Albert Mobilio

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One day far in the future, when Nicki Minaj will have produced maybe three or four more albums and sold tens of billions more, she will release a greatest hits package, and what a wonderful day that will be.

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Adolf Wölfli, “Rückkehr aus Sibirien (Return from Siberia)

MARIA GUGGING, AUSTRIA — It’s something of a trek to the Museum Gugging, one part of a legendary arts facility that also features a gallery, bookshop, creativity atelier (where even the word “art” is too limiting) and artists’ residence — a place that has nurtured some of the most renowned talents in the world of art brut.

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There are times in a painter’s development when progress is slow and incremental, and there are times when everything just pops. In Polyrhythm, Jason Karolak’s luminous solo show of abstract paintings at McKenzie Fine Art, everything just pops.

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Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on February 15, 2015

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This week, Anish Kapoor’s new perpetual whirlpool, Ruscha’s lost rock art, artists who stayed in Nazi Germany, Beck and Warhol, why the dollar sign is an S, and more.

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Weekend Words: Anchor

by Weekend Editors on February 15, 2015

Andries van Eertvelt,

This week, two TV news anchors are going away.

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Bram van Velde,

The postwar art scene in Paris was dominated on one side by a disproportionate humanist optimism bent on reconnecting with the great French tradition of Cubism and Fauvism, as if nothing had happened in between.

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Post image for Failure as Success in Painting: Bram van Velde, the Invisible (Part 1)

Last summer, at the opening of his exhibition at the David Zwirner Gallery, the painter James Bishop mentioned in passing his strong interest in Bram van Velde’s work.

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Al Taylor: Not Yet in from the Cold

by John Yau on February 14, 2015

Al Taylor,

New York’s art world institutions still haven’t recognized how good an artist Al Taylor was. They overlooked his work while he was alive, and seem hellbent on continuing that willful blindness now that he is dead.

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Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on February 8, 2015

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This week, profiting from antiquities, public parks for billionaires, net neutrality, deleting the internet, the ethics of selfies, McDonalds that won’t decay, and more.

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Weekend Words: Disease

by Weekend Editors on February 8, 2015

Nicolas Poussin,

As cases of measles escalate, the New York Times reported this week that infectious diseases once believed to be “forever in the country’s rearview mirror” are now returning because ‘too many people are not getting their children vaccinated, out of a conviction that inoculations are risky.”

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