Author Archives: Alexandra Pechman

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Hollywood: L.A.’s Next Art Frontier

In October 2013, Esther Kim Varet, director of the Venice Beach–based gallery Various Small Fires, placed a bid on 812 North Highland Avenue in Hollywood, a more than 5,000-square-foot lot containing a temple-like Art Deco edifice. The listing had gone … Read More


‘Four Drawings of a Farmer’ at Bureau

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High Heels Follow Architecture and Design at Brooklyn Museum

A new exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum offers artistic takes on the high heel Read More


“Decorum: Carpets and Tapestries by Artists” at Power Station of Art

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Adriana Varejão, Polvo Portraits I (Seascape Series), 2014, 
oil on canvas and paint set, triptych. COURTESY JAIME ACIOLI.

‘Adriana Varejão: Polvo’ at Lehmann Maupin

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Tameka Norris, How to Write a Cursive X, 2014, acrylic and oil on fabric. COURTESY LOMBARD FREID.

‘Tameka Norris: Too Good for You (Introducing Meka Jean)’ at Lombard Freid

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Haim Steinbach Let Loose in Menil Collection’s Storage

The artist curates his own exhibition, with cameos from the museum’s vast holdings Read More

Books Reviews

Deciphering the Poetic Jabber of Tony Oursler’s Talking Heads

A new book on Oursler’s video installations reveals the artist’s interest in the language of magic, sci-fi, and the occult Read More


Painter Brings New Meaning to the Word ‘Blah’

Mel Bochner, former Jewish Museum guard, returns in triumph with a survey of his word-based art Read More


New Film Shows Hunter Thompson and Ralph Steadman on Wild and Crazy Ride

The documentary ‘No Good Reason’ centers on the art and adventures of Ralph Steadman (and his gonzo journalist traveling buddy) Read More


The Art World’s Game of Drones

Drones are turning up in museums and galleries as objects of fascination and critique Read More


Some Like It Haute: Gaultier in the Galleries

An exhibition spotlights the ways Jean Paul Gaultier’s cutting-edge fashion has intersected with the contemporary art of his time
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Plate two of Ellsworth Kelly’s 1992 portfolio “The Mallarmé Suite.”

Words with Friends: Artist-Poet Pairings

Picasso, Ashbery, Rivers, Johns, Motherwell, Alberti and more in “The Artist and the Poet” at the Art Institute of Chicago Read More

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Heide Hatry, Spisulae solidissimae sculptiles, pars conchae luteae, New York, NY, 2011, silver halide print. COURTESY OF THE ARTIST AND STUX GALLERY, NYC.

The Offal Truth: Flowers That Trick the Eye

Heide Hatry’s hairy, scary, florals Read More