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Dog Art

There are important questions that art world thinkers have asked themselves for decades. Why should art be confined to the white cube? When does something become art? How do you define art? These are important questions to ask, but I am going to ignore them for this photo essay on dog art. Are these beautiful canine specimens works of art? Maybe not, but that doesn’t mean that we at Hyperallergic love them any less.

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The Joe Paterno Statue and Questions of Public Art

In light of Jerry Sandusky’s recent conviction for sexually abusing 10 boys, the statue of Joe Paterno, the former football coach of Pennsylvania State University who failed to alert authorities to the abuse, outside the school’s Beaver Stadium has quickly become an extremely controversial symbol. Although Paterno died of natural causes this past January at 85 years old, his statue remained as a glaring reminder of Sandusky’s horrific actions and the inexcusable inaction of Paterno and others. With threats of the statue’s destruction and a strong public outcry against it, Rodney Erickson, president of Penn State, released a statement last week explaining his intentions to immediately remove the statue.

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Fuck Paintings #NSFW …As If You Needed to Know That

Sex is fundamental to our existence, but expressing it always involves some pussyfooting around — otherwise we’d have to come to grips with gonads and gestation, when fulfilling our biological purpose is the last thing on our mind. Even the word “sex” is often too straightforward, so we rely on euphemism and innuendo to obfuscate the obvious for the sake of modesty. There has always been one haven, however, for letting it all hang out: art, from antiquity on, has made disrobed humans look more like demigods than animals.

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A Townhouse of Punk

From now through September 12, upon entering the gallery Luxembourg & Dayan, which is housed in a townhouse on the Upper East Side, you will see a series of colorful paintings based on patterns of lace. Deeply beautiful, the paintings work well in the posh, pristine interior — they seem to fit their surroundings. On the wall just beyond them, you’ll see the title of the exhibition you’re viewing, which may not be quite what you expected, given all the abstraction and color and lace: “Mark Flood: The Hateful Years.”