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Suze Robertson, Peasant Woman Peeling Potatoes.


Golden Podium

“From 125th Street in Harlem, Thelma Golden has changed the face of art all over the U.S.” Carolina A. Miranda wrote a profile of the great curator and museum director on the occasion of her being bestowed with a 2018 J. Paul Getty Medal. (Two other medal winners were Agnes Gund and Richard Serra.) [Los Angeles Times]

Miranda also wrote a story about how “EJ Hill stood on a podium at the Hammer for 78 days in a work about race, art, and winning.” [Los Angeles Times]


Sebastian Smee took a look at Camille Corot’s The Repose—”a 19th-century painting that rivals the Mona Lisa.” [The Washington Post]

Adrian Searle went to the Turner Prize show at Tate Britain—featuring work by Naeem Mohaiemen, Luke Willis Thompson, Forensic Architecture, and Charlotte Prodger—and deemed it “the best lineup for years. [The Guardian]

Mark E. Smith, the late great singer for English art-rock band The Fall, has been memorialized by way of a mural on the side of chip shop in Prestwich. [The Guardian]

The Wall Street Journal reviewed “Everything Is Connected: Art and Conspiracy” at the Met Breuer. “Some people have also long regarded the contemporary art world as a cabal that schemes to befuddle innocent citizens into buying and worshiping things of questionable value. Whether this show defuses that kind of paranoia—or could justify it—is an open question.” [The Wall Street Journal]


The New York Review of Books has an essay about a Met exhibition of African-American portraits found at flea markets and other resting places for the forgotten. “Though salvaged, the images remain tinted by this history, their anonymity like a kind of sepia.” [The New York Review of Books]

The Paris Review has a look at the art collection of Diane Williams, the founder/editor of the literary journal NOON and a fiend for things like a watercolor by Henry Miller, drawings by Raymond Pettibon, and curios collected from roadside markets and the Outsider Art Fair. [The Paris Review]


“Could Trump put an end to the Iranian art boom?” [CNN]

“I’m very angry that this is happening again”—political cartoonists compare drawing for Brett Kavanaugh vs. Clarence Thomas. [The Washington Post]

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