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A New Look at an Edgy Realist

The visionary landscapes of Charles Burchfield come to the Hammer Museum in a major show curated by contemporary sculptor Robert Gober. Read More

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Hidden in Plain Sight?

An upcoming book makes the provocative claim that Jackson Pollock spelled out his name in giant letters in his iconic Mural—but not all scholars agree. Read More

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Seeing the Bauhaus through a Ketchup Bottle

Visiting Josef and Anni Albers at their suburban Connecticut home, an art historian finds insights into the artists’ approach to fast food, teacups, and even Heinz ketchup. Read More

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Art in Russia: Under Attack

With trials, harassment, and other forms of intimidation, Russian authorities are striking out against curators and artists—who are, in turn, organizing projects that are increasingly provocative and political. Read More

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The Many Faces of George Washington

Chinese copies of Gilbert Stuart’s portrait of America’s first president were denounced by the artist, desired by collectors—and ended up in some important museums. Read More

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When Irving Penn Shot Real Women

The nudes Steichen found problematic. Read More

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Artist Staples Cat to Wall

But it's just a movie. Read More

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Hope, Glory, Manet, and McDonald’s

Wang Qingsong's elaborate, often parodic staged photographs riff on everything from art history to corporate logos to Communist propaganda. Read More