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Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on October 5, 2014

A new photo of Oscar Wilde

This week, a new photo of Oscar Wilde, ancient art being used as a weapon in Syria, a meme hurts HK protesters, the importance of artists’ queer identities, how Goya landed in Boston, San Fernando Valley art history, and more.

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Weekend Words: Fence

by Weekend Editors on October 5, 2014

Isaack van Ruisdael,

On Wednesday, Julia Pierson, the director of the Secret Service, resigned.

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Post image for Against Despotic Forms of Perfection: Jane Corrigan’s New Paintings

The focus of Jane Corrigan’s first solo show at Kerry Schuss is young female athletes who, by virtue of their age – they are adolescents – are likely to be undergoing biological changes as well.

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Jane Freilicher in her studio (1984)

Jane Freilicher’s still-life paintings have a large-scale, panoramic quality associated with landscapes. Conversely, her landscapes focus on nature’s compactness and textures so that they convey the intimate solidities of still-life.

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Samuel T. Adams,

The Fitzroy Gallery on the Lower East Side has gathered together four like-minded artists for an exhibition that appears to stem from a Casualist approach, but a closer look quickly complicates the picture.

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Philip Guston,

It’s a display of mostly gallery artists, perfunctorily titled Fall 2014 Group Show and hung without an apparent organizing principle. There isn’t even an official closing date.

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Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on September 28, 2014

In her series Mag + Art, Phillipines-based multimedia producer Eisen Bernardo photoshops contemporary magazine covers onto European Old Master paintings

This week, magazine covers and Old Masters, arts funders, perfect writers, economics of art books, the case against Houston art fairs, why books are banned, and more.

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Weekend Words: Contagious

by Weekend Editors on September 28, 2014

Nicolas Poussin,

The Ebola epidemic continues unabated.

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Magnum Opus Cycnorum

by Lucas Fagen on September 28, 2014

The Swans,

Swans, led by one Michael Gira, are the only band around right now to combine the abrasive militancy of classic American noise rock with mind-boggling avant-garde imagination.

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Angela Dufresne,

In the foreground of the painting, “Dwarf, Goat, Woman, Man and Head” (2014), a young woman in a striped red and blue bikini is standing in a forest, where it has recently snowed, multitasking. She cradles a decapitated head in the crook of her left arm, while, with her right hand, she is about to push down on the head of a naked dwarf with an erection standing beside her.

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