Author Archives: Ann Landi

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‘You Had to Have a Veronese’

A survey at the Ringling chronicles the career of the Renaissance painter American collectors coveted Read More

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Profiles

Nari Ward: Poetic Justice

With haunting juxtapositions of objects at once fragile and grandiose, the Jamaica-born artist comments on liberty, democracy, and his own story as an immigrant Read More

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Books Reviews

O’K Corrals

A new book chronicles the transformation of two New Mexico properties into distinctly O’Keeffian studios and residences Read More

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Auto-Destructive Tendencies

Whether by burning, cutting, shredding, or simply leaving them at the curb, artists have various reasons for disposing of their own works   Read More

The Quay Brothers on the set of Street of Crocodiles, 1986.  Still from their animation sequence in Frida, 2002 (below).
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Brothers Grim

The spooky animations of the Quay Brothers come to MoMA Read More

Marcel Duchamp in 1917 (above)
Books Reviews

Haunted by Duchamp

A dealer reflects on a lifelong obsession Read More

Tom Sachs’s studio team prepares for his reenactment of a trip to Mars at the Park Avenue Armory.
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Out of this World

Space travel has become an obsession among contemporary artists who are reenacting journeys to Mars, making replicas of astronaut gear, and even training with NASA Read More

Mickalene Thomas, Sleep: Deux Femmes Noires, 2011 (top), a riff on Courbet’s sleeping women.
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Double Exposure

In paintings, photography, sculpture, and performance, artists are summoning the age-old distinction between naked and nude to comment on gender roles, sexual politics, stereotypes, and more Read More

Visitors waiting to ride down Carsten Höller’s 102-foot slide last year at the New Museum in New York; riders on Höller’s Mirror Carousel, 2005; Singing Canaries Mobile, 2009.
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How to Keep Museum-goers Happy

As visitors crowd into blockbusters at rates of more than 800 people per hour, museums are working behind the scenes to keep guests patient, informed, and calm Read More

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When Satire Becomes Art

The long and lively history of political caricature  Read More

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The Joke’s on Us

Scholars are looking at the history of modernism through the history of its pranks Read More

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Profiles

Viper Realism

Critic’s Pick: Leslie Thornton Read More

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The Color That Wasn’t a Color

In art, black was never basic Read More

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In With the Old

With portraits of men of color in trendy ghetto gear posed in attitudes copied from the Old Masters, Kehinde Wiley aims to ‘make paintings that matter in the 21st century’ Read More