Author Archives: Kim Levin


Reviews
A Mercantile Novel, installation view, 2014.

‘Oscar Murillo: A Mercantile Novel’ at David Zwirner

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Andy Warhol, Iolas, 1974, synthetic polymer paint and silk screen on canvas. ©1974 THE ANDY WARHOL FOUNDATION.

‘Alexander the Great: The Iolas Gallery 1955–1987′ at Paul Kasmin

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Dinh Q. Lê, The Scroll of Thich Quang Duc, 2013, C-print scroll and gold-leaf lacquer box. COURTESY P.P.O.W.

‘Dinh Q. Lê: Warp, Woof, Zero, One’ at P.P.O.W.

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Profiles
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I Am a Spy Camera: Jill Magid’s Creepy Surveillance Art

Infiltrating spy agencies and meddling in corporate intrigue are all in a day’s artwork for Jill Magid Read More


Reviews Web Exclusive
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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


News Web Exclusive
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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


Trends
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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


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

Who Watts Why

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


Features
In Mary Boone with Cube, 2010, the gallerist holds a block of the compressed trash in Squeeze, Mika Rottenberg's 2010 video.  COURTESY NICOLE KLAGSBRUN GALLERY, NEW YORK

Talking Trash

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


Books Reviews
Carolee Schneemann with the composer James Tenney in 1956. MARI B. LYONS/COURTESY CAROLEE SCHNEEMANN

A Woman of Letters

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


Features
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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


Looking at Art
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Yves Klein’s Leap Year

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