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Rob Pruitt, Us (detail), 2013, acrylic, enamel, and flocking on linen, 127 parts (each 31.5 x 25.5 inches); 126 parts (each 29.5 x 23.5 inches).
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Rob Pruitt’s Smiley Faces Will Make You Cry

The bittersweet backstory of the happy faces at de la Cruz collection Read More

From top: Tom Sachs, Scotch, 2011, at Sperone Westwater; Barbara Kruger, Untitled (Value), 2013, at Mary Boone; David Shrigley at Anton Kern; Haroon Gunn-Salie, Turn the Other Way, 2013, at Goodman Gallery; Mel Bochner, Know What I Mean?, 2012,  at Two Palms; Mel Bochner, Nothing, 2006, at Rhona Hoffman; Robert Indiana, LOVE red/red, 1973, at Paul Kasmin; Deborah Kass, Joy, 2013, at Paul Kasmin; Mel Bochner, Blah Blah Blah, 2013, at Peter Freeman; Doug Aitken, End, 2012, at John Berggruen.
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Art Basel Miami Beach as Told Through Pictures of Words

So. Many. Feelings. Leave it to text art to explain Read More

Hew Locke, For Those in Peril on the Sea, 2011, model boats and mixed media, 79 boats; (Installation view) Pérez Art Museum Miami.
COLLECTION PÉREZ ART MUSEUM MIAMI, MUSEUM PURCHASE FROM THE HELENA RUBINSTEIN PHILANTHROPIC FUND AT THE MIAMI FOUNDATION; REPRODUCED WITH THE PERMISSION OF THE ARTIST; PHOTO BY DANIEL AZOULAY PHOTOGRAPHY.
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Miami Finally Has the Art Museum It Deserves

Why the Pérez Art Museum Miami is the right museum for the city—and a model for the future Read More

Camilo Restrepo, Any September Is A Black September Down Here (detail), 2013, ink, water-soluble wax pastel, tape, newspaper clippings, lacquer and saliva on paper; and a steam-emitting apparatus (electric burner, pressure cooker, plastic jar, copper splitter, plastic hoses and sea water). COURTESY THE ARTIST.
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Artwork on Violence in Colombia Too Dangerous for Art Fair in Miami

Fire officials stop Camilo Restrepo from blowing off steam to finish piece at Untitled fair Read More

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9 Art Shows to See After ‘12 Years a Slave’

Museum exhibitions confront amnesia, restore lost narratives, and consider the legacy of the Middle Passage Read More

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The Art-Lovers’ Crowdfunding Gift Guide

Gifts that keep on giving for art nerds, culture geeks, crafters, thrill seekers, and more Read More

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©2013 Estate of Ad Reinhardt / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.
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The Semi-Secret History of Modernism’s Best Comic Artist

A new show explores links between Ad Reinhardt’s identity as abstract painter and as cartoonist, satirist, crusader, explicator, and slide-show maker Read More

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How to Speak Artspeak (Properly)

A new guide decodes 146 essential buzzwords, movements, and trends of the postwar art world. How many do you know? Read More

Isa Genzken, Empire/Vampire I, 2003, paint on mirror foil, fabric, plastic figures, and artificial plants on wood pedestal. 
©ISA GENZKEN. COURTESY COLLECTION MARI AND PETER SHAW, THE ARTIST AND GALERIE BUCHHOLZ, COLOGNE/BERLIN.
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Ten Tough Women Artists Who Stand Up to the Bad Boys

In a male-dominated art season, here’s where to find female artists who cut, change the rules, explore new horizons, and do it gangsta-style Read More

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Adrian Piper Pulls Out of Black Performance-Art Show

Venerable Conceptual artist withdraws from “Radical Presence” at Grey Art Gallery, asserting it marginalizes African American artists Read More

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Fresh Prints: MoMA Washes Pollock’s Hands

Using art history, chemistry, and detective work, conservators uncover intriguing details in three classic paintings Read More

Funerary Carving (Malagan), Northern Ireland, 19th-20th century, wood, paint, opercula, and fiber. THE MICHAEL C. ROCKEFELLER MEMORIAL COLLECTION, BEQUEST OF NELSON A. ROCKEFELLER, 1979.
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The Metropolitan Museum’s Global Revolutionary

How the original Rockefeller Republican effected radical change by championing “Primitive” art Read More

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Chatting With MacArthur Winner Carrie Mae Weems

The artist, activist, and educator on winning the “genius grant,” bringing color to the Guggenheim, and changing the world one flower at a time Read More

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It’s Manet Mania Weekend at Yale!

On the 150th birthday of Manet’s two most scandalous paintings, a show and a conference track the afterlives of the nudes, the dudes, the maid, and the cat Read More