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When Abstraction Exploded in Form and Meaning

PHILADELPHIA — When I left the house a few mornings ago to see Expanded Painting in the 1960s and 1970s at the Philadelphia Museum of...

Thomas Gainsborough’s Quietly Passionate Portrait

The English portraitist Thomas Gainsborough (1727-1788) took no small pleasure in being known as “the likeness man.” Rather he than Sir Thomas Reynolds,...

A Film That Tests Assumptions About Race, Rape, and Power

A yellow dress, a man’s hand, a turquoise pendant dangling from a woman’s weary neck. Her long braids swing over a glass of...

Vicky Colombet’s Vision of Endless Change

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic and the shuttering of many stores and businesses in New York, it is still possible to discover something unexpected...

Mario Schifano’s Greatness

In September 2020, I received Words & Drawings by Frank O’Hara (1926-1966) and the Italian artist Mario Schifano (1934-1998) in the mail. I...

Art That Goes With the Floe

In his essay accompanying apexart’s online exhibition, Goodbye, World, curator Raimar Stange wonders, “What options do the visual arts have in the face...

Required Reading

The Ghazni marbles are not the only artifacts from the Afghan government collection that have turned up abroad; Buddhist items from Afghanistan are...

Nazi-looted Watercolor by Egon Schiele, Given to His Dentist as Payment, Will Be Returned...

Since 2005, when Germany’s advisory commission on Nazi-looted art made its first determination regarding the restitution of looted cultural property, it has issued between...

Raphaël Barontini’s Slick and Stylish Historic Inversions

CHICAGO — It took three months of failed attempts to get to the Raphaël Barontini show at Mariane Ibrahim Gallery, only to discover it...

A Glorious, Visceral Reissue of a Carolee Schneemann Artist Book

Parts of a Body House Book (1972/2020) is a text that requires full physical engagement.  With no page numbers, or even a static orientation,...

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