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Spearheaded by John Yau, Thomas Micchelli, and Albert Mobilio

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Weekend Words: Egg

by Weekend Editors on April 5, 2015

Diego Rodriguez de Silva y Velázquez,

It’s Easter, have an egg.

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When a publication of a large selection of poems by Amiri Baraka, who died this past year, was announced, I immediately determined to review it.

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Simply titled Thomas Nozkowski, this is the artist’s fourth solo exhibition at Pace Gallery since 2008, when he first joined the gallery, and this time he has pulled out all the stops.

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John Waters,

Shown as part of Beverly Hills John, his third show at the Marianne Boesky gallery, John Waters’s video Kiddie Flamingos made us chuckle, which is rare for a Chelsea gallery work. But then, his gallery art has always been funny.

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Rudolph Burckhardt,

WASHINGTON, DC — While at the retrospective of Elaine de Kooning’s portraiture here at the National Portrait Gallery, I recalled reflections by the late figurative painter Sherman Drexler at his loft in Newark a couple of years ago. “You paint your desire, you paint your passion,” he said.

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Rirkrit Tiravanija

A few months after having been roundly trounced for The Forever Now: Painting in an Atemporal World, its attempt to assess the current state of painting, the Museum of Modern Art opened a reinstallation of its contemporary collection on the same day as its Björk fiasco.

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Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on March 29, 2015

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This week, the secrets of late Barnett Newman paintings, Parviz Tanavoli in the spotlight, Asian-American poetry and visual art, glitch art, old US infographics, dinosaurs at MoMA, and more.

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Weekend Words: Sight

by Weekend Editors on March 29, 2015

Jan Brueghel the Elder.

John Bramblitt of Denton, Texas, lost his sight 13 years ago but paints vivid portraits and landscapes by “feeling” the textures of different colors.

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Luke Bryan Goes on Spring Break

by Lucas Fagen on March 29, 2015

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Say what you will about Luke Bryan, but you have to admit the dude knows how to motherfuckin’ party.

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Peter Saul’s Hair-Raising Attacks

by John Yau on March 29, 2015

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Peter Saul’s anarchic imagination is a singular phenomenon in American art.

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