Author Archives: Kim Levin

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Barack & Michelle, Tristan & Isolde, Irony Not Included

Do Elizabeth Peyton’s shows at Gavin Brown and Michael Werner signal a new tendency toward anti-cynicism? Read More

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Suite Memories: Art for JFK and Jackie

An exhibition in Texas reassembles the art that decorated the Kennedys’ hotel suite on the night before the president was assassinated Read More

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How PoMo Can You Go ?

It was considered the End of Modernism, the beginning of a new era of content, irony, appropriation. So what ever happened to Postmodernism? Read More

David Hammons, Black Mohair Spirit, 1971, body print and mixed media. Hammons’s groundbreaking work resonated far beyond L.A.
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Who Watts Why

The untold history of the Black Arts Movement in Los Angeles Read More

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Talking Trash

More and more artists are using trash not just as a material but also as a subject. Read More

Carolee Schneemann with the composer James Tenney in 1956. MARI B. LYONS/COURTESY CAROLEE SCHNEEMANN
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A Woman of Letters

A portrait of Carolee Schneemann, in her own words. Read More

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Where Are the Great Women Pop Artists?

It's clear that female artists of the '60s were pushed to the margins of art history. But a series of exhibitions showcasing their work reveals how un-Pop many of them were. Read More

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Looking at Art

Yves Klein’s Leap Year

Two shows shed light on the story behind the iconic photograph. Read More