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Spearheaded by John Yau, Thomas Micchelli, and Albert Mobilio

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Matthew Palladino’s gallerist calls his new works paintings, but one wonders whether that label is given partly for simplicity’s sake: They are paintings but also sculptural reliefs. They are illusionistic but also real.

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Post image for A Slice of Pie, a Painting of the Sea

First there was a solo show by a painter’s painter, and then a slice of sour cherry pie from a food-based conceptual artist. That they were encountered on the same day was by accident and not by design, which is the way art happens much of the time.

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Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on July 6, 2014

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This week, letting art orgs die, Marina has a headache, criticism of Gehry’s plans in Philly, LGBTQ issues at Manifesta 10, NYC’s shadow transit system, copyrighting scents, and more.

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Weekend Words: Copy

by Weekend Editors on July 6, 2014

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Has forging Pollocks become the latest in copycat crimes? This week Claire Voon brought to Hyperallergic readers the story of New York painter John Re, who was charged with selling nearly two million dollars’ worth of fake Jackson Pollocks since 2005.

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Post image for Letter from Antwerp II: Rubens, More Diamonds, and Dogs

ANTWERP — The Jewish Diaspora and the diamond trade are not synonymous. Their stories don’t merely intertwine either. Together they have given rise to two cultural and literary archetypes, the Wandering Jew and the Court Jew.

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Post image for China’s Buried Past and Submerged Future: Patty Chang and David Kelley’s ‘Flotsam Jetsam’

In the opening moments of the film, Flotsam Jetsam (2007) by Patty Chang and David Kelley, currently playing at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, a bridge-like structure is seen in the distance, partially traversing what seems to be a wide river.

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Post image for “Reckless sympathy, scorn”: Paul Violi’s Last Poems

Paul Violi’s poetry has rarely been taken as seriously as it should be. Probably that’s because he never took the spirit of seriousness as seriously as many people do, especially when it comes to poetry. His erudition never wears an academic gown.

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ANTWERP — The Rubenshuis is not a long walk from the Station Antwerpen-Centraal (the Gare Anvers Centrale, if you like). Antwerp’s central train station rises above a wide promenade that can get you there. This marvelously sculpted stone terminal is defined by its gilded domes and clock that keeps accurate time.

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Post image for The Opulence of Restraint: Robert De Niro, Sr.

It is hard to imagine a more striking presentation of the life and work of Robert De Niro, Sr. (1922–1993) than the current exhibition of his work at DC Moore Gallery and the documentary, Remembering the Artist Robert De Niro, Sr., which premiered on HBO June 9.

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Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on June 29, 2014

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This week, Koons reviews, Facebook’s emotional manipulation, artwashing, Native American map of North America, Prince’s meme-inspired song, and more.

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