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Slip, Sliding Away with John Walker

by John Yau on November 15, 2015

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What do Richard Diebenkorn and John Walker have in common? When they sink their teeth into something, they aren’t likely to let it go.

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Post image for Don’t Spook the Horse: Carroll Dunham on His New Work

The odd one out in Carroll Dunham’s current exhibition of paintings at Barbara Gladstone is “Culture as a Verb” (2013-2015). It’s the closest thing Dunham, or anyone in my recent memory, has come to painting the feeling of terrified, paranoid sorrow.

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Post image for Class Disjunctions: Dutch Paintings at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Even to the trained eye, there is something unrelenting about most seventeenth-century Dutch art.

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Post image for Mapping the Body: Mark Bradford’s New Work

Three years ago I wrote a review titled “Is Mark Bradford the Best Painter in America?” It wasn’t an altogether serious question, but it wasn’t facetious either.

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Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on November 8, 2015

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This week, glorious space photos, Ben Carson’s Jesus kitsch, rich people trying to get a tax write-off, the Whitney Museum’s original sin, Jeff Wall’s insecurities, and more.

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Weekend Words: Secret

by Weekend Editors on November 8, 2015

Gaspare Traversi,

Spectre, the 24th film in the “seemingly unkillable” (in the words of Manohla Dargis) James Bond franchise, opened this weekend, furthering the adventures of the most famous secret agent of them all.

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Post image for “Familiar, Unbidden”: Finding Home with Elizabeth Bishop

Having grown up in seven different cities, there is no place I have ever felt particularly at home.

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Post image for Different Strokes for Jane, or Ekphrasis on Alexis

Pathetic, just pathetic, to expect
Strangers to know your name I guess
Such is the price of fame

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Post image for From Ireland, Photographer Doug DuBois’s Images of Fading Youth

“Youth is wasted on the young” is one of those clever-sounding, achingly wistful quips that have been attributed to various wags of assorted times and places, including the Irish writers Oscar Wilde and George Bernard Shaw.

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Beer with a Painter: Lucy Mink Covello

by Jennifer Samet on November 7, 2015

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Lucy Mink Covello lives in New Hampshire, not too far from where I spend a couple of weeks every summer. We met at my friends’ farm, spread a blanket under trees in the apple orchard, and shared some beer, bread, and cheese.

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