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Pictures at an Exhibition
Detail of undated poem, Painting is Forbidden and painting titled Come Over Here Rockface, 1994.

‘Martin Wong: Painting Is Forbidden’ at CCA Wattis, San Francisco

Pictures at an Exhibition presents images of one notable show every weekday. Today’s show: “Martin Wong: Painting Is Forbidden,” which is on view at the CCA Wattis Institute for Contemporary Arts in San Francisco through April 18, 2015. It was curated by CCA’s Graduate Program … Read More


Retrospective
Caspar David Friedrich, Woman Before Rising Sun, ca. 1818, oil on canvas. WIKIMEDIA COMMONS

Beyond the Infinite: Robert Rosenblum on the Sublime in Contemporary Art, in 1961

In the February 1961 issue of ARTnews Robert Rosenblum tackled the tradition of the sublime, looking at art that instills feelings of fear and awe in viewers, overwhelming the senses. First theorized by Longinus and then revived during the 18th-century Enlightenment in Europe by Edmund … Read More


News
Archeologist Howard Carter in King Tut's tomb. 


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Morning Links: King Tut Edition

The Williams College Museum of Art will receive 68 artworks from Peter Norton of antivirus software fame. The gift includes works from Tracey Emin, Adrian Piper, Allan Ruppersberg, Nayland Blake, and Christopher Wool. [Artforum] Shannon Stratton, current executive director of contemporary arts nonprofit Threewalls in … Read More


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Cacti at the Huntington Library Desert Botanical Garden.


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Morning Links: Cactus Omelette Edition

Matthew Darbyshire’s “Suite” at Lisa Cooley in New York. [Contemporary Art Daily] Here’s a review of “Alec Soth: Songbook”  on view at Fraenkel Gallery in San Francisco. The exhibition shows photographs taken on the artist’s multi-year road trip, during which he took on the role … Read More


Retrospective
Donatello, David, ca. 1430, bronze. PATRICK A. RODGERS/FLICKR

‘The Bronze David of Donatello': Randall Jarrell’s 1957 Poem for ARTnews

In 1956, the American poet Randall Jarrell was selected as a consultant in poetry to the Library of Congress (a position now called poet laureate). One year later, in October 1957, ARTnews kicked off a series of previously unpublished poetry … Read More


News
A sachertorte from the Hotel Sacher in Vienna.AIMARE/WIKIMEDIA

Here’s the Artist List for the First Vienna Biennale

Another biennale is officially hitting the crowded art calendar. The Vienna Biennale has announced that its first edition, which runs from June 11 to October 4 this year, will be titled “Ideas for Change,” and feature the work of more … Read More


Artists consumer reports
Austin Lee. TKTKTK

Consumer Reports: Austin Lee

Austin Lee is a New York-based artist who specializes in paintings created using an airbrush that often start as digital drawings made with an iPad. Since receiving his MFA from Yale in 2013, Lee has staged solo exhibitions at Carl Kostyal … Read More


News
David Wojnarowicz (1981), by Peter Hujar. 


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Morning Links: David Wojnarowicz Edition

The British Museum’s exhibition on ancient Greek sculpture includes a bronze copy of the lost Greek original Doryphoros (spear-bearer) by Polykleitos, made in 1920 by the German sculptor Georg Römer, and long believed to be destroyed in WWII. [The Art Newspaper] MoMA … Read More


News
Portrait of a Young Girl (1620-23), by Rubens.

Morning Links: Clara Serena Rubens Edition

A portrait of Rubens’ 12-year-old daughter Clara Serena, which was recently deaccessioned by the Met, is going to be housed at the Rubenshuis in Antwerp. It was previously attributed to a follower of Rubens, and estimated at $20,000-$30,000 in 2013. It will … Read More


Open Sesame: Art Events in New York
Nicole Eisenman's Seder (2010).


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9 Art Events to Attend in New York City This Week

TUESDAY, MARCH 24 Lecture: Pierre Leguillon on Carl Andre at Dia Art Foundation This is part of the ongoing Artists on Artists lecture series, which examines the work of contemporary artists in Dia’s collection and exhibition programs through the lens of their … Read More


News
Jackson Pollock in the kitchen. 


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Morning Links: Jackson Pollock’s Cookbook Edition

Yarat, an Azeri non-profit organization, will show works by local and international contemporary artists on March 24 in its new location inside a Soviet-era naval building in Baku, Azerbaijan’s capital. “Making Histories” will show works by more than 20 artists, … Read More


Graphics News
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The Biennial Boom

The 56th Venice Biennale, which opens in a little over a month, may be one of the world’s best-known and most prestigious art festivals, but in the past 20 years or so it’s gotten a lot of company on the … Read More


Artists Retrospective
Joseph Beuys, Sled, 1969, wooden sled, felt, fabric straps, flashlight, fat, oil paint, string. COURTESY MITCHELL-INNES & NASH

Artist, Academic, Shaman: Joseph Beuys on His Mystical Objects, in 1970

A wooden sled with a roll of felt and a flashlight strapped to it, a mound of fat, and a lightbulb plugged into lemon are just three of the 500-plus Joseph Beuys works currently on view at Mitchell-Innes & Nash … Read More


News
Tali Lennox in front of her artwork. 


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Morning Links: Tali Lennox Edition

Thousands of Yemeni people uprooted because of continued fighting against Al-Qaeda are using museums, as well as theaters and schools, as temporary homes. [The Art Newspaper] Ugo Rondinone’s “clouds” at Krobath Gallery in Vienna. [Contemporary Art Daily] Roberta Smith’s review … Read More