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Spearheaded by John Yau, Thomas Micchelli, and Albert Mobilio

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Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on April 12, 2015

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This week, overcharging billionaire art collectors, the recent fascination with medieval art, the world’s last male white rhino, discovering the previous life of Jean-Honoré Fragonard’s “Young Girl Reading,” and more.

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Weekend Words: Dry

by Weekend Editors on April 12, 2015

Béla Iványi Grünwald, “Drying Clothes” (1903)

In response to a prolonged dry spell, the state of California has instituted mandatory water restrictions, bringing to mind the line from Chinatown (1974): “Middle of a drought, the water commissioner drowns. Only in L.A.”

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Brenda Goodman’s Recent Paintings

by John Yau on April 12, 2015

Brenda Goodman,

I want to believe that this is the beginning of the art world’s real and enduring appreciation of Brenda Goodman’s hard won achievement.

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With its new show, Provocations: The Architecture and Design of Heatherwick Studio, the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, portrays itself as a kind of exploratory museum.

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WASHINGTON, DC – “I was enslaved by portraits.” That’s how Elaine de Kooning puts it to filmmaker Betty Jane Thiebaud to describe what happened after her arduous and rewarding commission to paint President John F. Kennedy’s portrait for the Truman Library.

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Back to the Future with Steve DiBenedetto

by John Yau on April 11, 2015

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Steve DiBenedetto’s current exhibition, Mile High Psychiatry, at Derek Eller marks a breakthrough for a painter who is best known for his encrusted surfaces jam-packed with helicopters, octopi and neural networks.

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Required Reading

by Hrag Vartanian on April 5, 2015

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This week, sound art theory, Yemen’s embattled museums, troubled arts philanthropy in Toronto, British Surrealist Leonora Carrington, Russian internet trolls, galactic Easter eggs, and more.

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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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Post image for The Poet with a Razor in His Vest: Amiri Baraka’s Selected Poems

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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