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This year’s Whitney Biennial may be my favorite in memory. I’ve been thinking about it for over two months now and will publish my review here next week but until then I wanted to post some photos that I snapped during the press preview back in February.

A view of ink on paper drawings from 2009 by Charles Ray

A view of the “Self-Immolation in Afghanistan: A Cry for Help” (2005) series by Stephanie Sinclair

Detail of Curtis Mann’s “After the Dust, Second View (Beirut)” (2009)

Lesley Vance, “Untitled (21)” (2009)

A detail of Kate Gilmore’s “Standing Here” (2010)

A view of Sharon Hayes’ “Parole” (2010)

A view of The Bruce High Quality Foundation’s “We Like America and America Likes Us” (2010)

Storm Tharp, “Pigeon (After Shunsen)” (2009) and “Miss Cloud” (2009)

Maureen Gallace, “Summer” (2009-10)

George Condo, “Integrated Forms (Birnam Wood)” (2009)

A view of Edgar Cleijne & Ellen Gallagher, “Better Dimension” (2010)

There are other great photos and videos of the event at:

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Hrag Vartanian

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