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How to Kill Your Idols: Kim Gordon Takes No Prisoners In New Memoir

“Rock music is all about repression,” Kim Gordon wrote in the catalogue for the artist Mike Kelley’s 1993 retrospective at the Whitney Museum. Thankfully, though, Gordon holds nothing back in her new memoir, Girl in a Band (HarperCollins, 2014). The … Read More


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Roger White’s ‘The Contemporaries’ Ventures Nimbly Through Today’s Art World

Comprehensive, clear-eyed books about the art world are few and far between. Anthony Haden-Guest’s True Colors (1998) offers a juicy look at the 1980s market surge, as Mary Boone swilled Champagne at Odeon, and Sarah Thornton’s Seven Days in the … Read More


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The Anatomy Lesson: Miranda July Channels Her Inner Roth In Debut Novel

For all the different masks she wears—director, screenwriter, actor, artist, short-story writer, and, with the publication this month of The First Bad Man (Scribner), novelist—there are really only two Miranda Julys, and they don’t seem to get along with each … Read More


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Losing His Edge? Jeffrey Deitch Thinks You Were Too Hard on Him

Jeffrey Deitch, the art dealer, curator, and controversial former director of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, opened his legendary gallery, Deitch Projects, in 1995 at 76 Grand Street in Manhattan. His first show, as he writes in his … Read More


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Luxembourg & Dayan Places a Whole Show in a Little Box

Instant-classic alert! The catalogue for Luxembourg & Dayan’s toothsome summer group show, “The Shaped Canvas, Revisited,” which closed last month, just landed in the office, and it is a beauty. It comes in an elegant square box, which opens to reveal … Read More


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Abdolreza Aminlari, Composition 16, 2012,  thread on paper. COURTESY LONGHOUSE PROJECTS

Abdolreza Aminlari and Benjamin King at Longhouse Projects

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Georgia O’Keeffe, Heliconia—Crab Claw, 1939, oil on canvas. COURTESY ©GEORGIA O'KEEFFE MUSEUM/COLLECTION OF SHARON AND THURSTON TWIGG-SMITH

Georgia O’Keeffe and Ansel Adams at Georgia O’Keeffe Museum

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Emily Mason, Reactivated, 2013, oil on canvas. COURTESY LEWALLEN GALLERIES.

Emily Mason at LewAllen Galleries

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Joseph Peller, Summer Evening, 2014, oil on linen. COURTESY ACA GALLERIES

‘Joseph Peller: Circadian Rhythms of the City’ at ACA Galleries

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Ian Ratowsky, Gaze, 2011, mixed media on paper mounted on canvas. COURTESY ZANE BENNETT

Ian Ratowksy at Zane Bennett

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Jane Lackey, Threshold, 2013–2014, nylon cord, pine, copper crimps, rubber bands, masonite. COURTESY CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY ARTS

‘Jane Lackey: Enveloping Space: Walk, Trace, Think’ at Center for Contemporary Arts

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Anton Ginzburg, from the “Hyperborea” series, 2011, 
archival ink­jet print. COURTESY THE ARTIST AND BLAFFER ART MUSEUM, HOUSTON

‘Anton Ginzburg: Terra Corpus’ at Blaffer Art Museum

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Wolfgang Paalen, Messengers des trois pôles (Messengers from Three Poles), 1949. COURTESY  GALLERY WENDI NORRIS, SAN FRANCISCO

Wolfgang Paalen at Gallery Wendi Norris

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Gideon Gechtman, Yotam (detail), 1999, mixed-media installation, dimensions variable, installation view. COURTESY ODED LÖBL/BATSHEVA AND NOAM GECHTMAN COLLECTION

Gideon Gechtman at Israel Museum

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