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Words with Friends: Artist-Poet Pairings

Picasso, Ashbery, Rivers, Johns, Motherwell, Alberti and more in “The Artist and the Poet” at the Art Institute of Chicago Read More

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Trends

The Golden Age of Abstraction: Right Now

Riffing on the past as it comments on our own time, contemporary abstraction evokes landscapes, bodies, signs, buildings, and much more Read More

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Trends

When Storm Is Collaborator

Personal loss has become subject and challenge for artists hit by disasters like Sandy and Katrina Read More

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Books

The Exhibitions That Changed Art History

For his newest book, Bruce Altshuler selects the 25 most influential art shows from the last 40 years Read More

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Profiles

Shahzia Sikander: Maximalist Miniatures

Shahzia Sikander’s hybrid, hypnotic works are inspired by her study of manuscript illuminations in her native Pakistan and elsewhere Read More

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Looking at Art

The Woman Behind Michelangelo’s Cleopatra

The grotesque figure on the back of Michelangelo’s famous Cleopatra drawing reveals an intimate story Read More

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News

Claes Oldenburg: Hold the Pickle?

Claes Oldenburg’s ‘Floor Burger’ will soon go on view at MoMA in a survey of the artist’s work. But first restorers tackled its ice-cream carton stuffing and painted-canvas buns Read More

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News

How Many Light Bulbs Does It Take to Discolor a van Gogh?

Why online news reports claiming that LED exposure darkened the artist’s colors were mistaken Read More

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‘The Myth of the Artist Starving’

Looking back at the ’80s market boom and other excerpts from our coverage 100, 75, 50, and 25 years ago Read More