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Spearheaded by John Yau, Thomas Micchelli, Albert Mobilio and Natalie Haddad

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Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on April 10, 2016

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This week, the brilliance of Gordon Parks, sculptor wasps, tourists and archeological sites, Bridget Riley on her art, bad art, and more.

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Weekend Words: Wax

by Weekend Editors on April 10, 2016

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“Being kissed by a man who didn’t wax his mustache was — like eating an egg without salt.”

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On its last day of existence — or, more particularly, on a day after its last day, when it reopened just for this purpose — the St. Mark’s Bookshop sold off all of its remaining stock at $2 a copy.

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Abel Gance’s 1931 film End of the World certainly did represent the “end” of a very important thing: the director’s career as a great cinema pioneer.

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Angela Dufresne Has a Big Heart

by John Yau on April 10, 2016

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Dufresne’s drawings are humorous, whimsical, tender, odd, sarcastic, fantastic, sympathetic, and sweet. She celebrates the wacky and wonderful side of human behavior when overtaken by erotic passion, as well as reaches inexplicable places in our imagination.

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The Music Must Go On

by John Yau on April 10, 2016

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I don’t think it is hard to understand why Sandra Vásquez de la Horra’s pencil drawings depict dejected, often isolated figures from a domain that is simultaneously fairy tale, horror story, and dream.

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Beer with a Painter: Bill Scott

by Jennifer Samet on April 9, 2016

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Last summer, Bill Scott and I were invited to participate in final critiques at the Mount Gretna School of Art. Critiques are usually predictable affairs, but I was surprised by Scott’s interactions with the students.

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I’d call Sarah Braman’s show at Mitchell-Innes & Nash a breakthrough were it not for her slow and steady ascent.

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Elise Ansel’s Ab-Ex Annunciation

by Carl Little on April 9, 2016

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The stated goal of New York City-born, Portland, Maine-based painter Elise Ansel is “re-creating, re-visioning, and re-presenting” paintings from the past.

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Chase, who is black and queer, shows the power of his subjects by exposing just how vulnerable they are.

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