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Looking at Art

The Key to Understanding John Cage’s Silent Piece at MoMA

A starkly empty drawing is the centerpiece of a Museum of Modern Art exhibition that explores John Cage’s world-altering role in the creation and development of postmodernism Read More

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From Combat to Carpet—The Strange Story of Afghan War Rugs

Afghanistan’s women weavers have transformed traditional textiles into amazing and complex icons of war, change, and modernity Read More

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Painter Brings New Meaning to the Word ‘Blah’

Mel Bochner, former Jewish Museum guard, returns in triumph with a survey of his word-based art Read More

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Profiles

The Stitched, Collaged and Chillingly Violent Female Warriors of Artist Elektra KB

Born in Odessa, raised in Colombia, and living in Brooklyn, Elektra KB is updating the concept of guerrilla girls for a new generation Read More

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Features

In Philip Pearlstein’s Autobiography, Warhol Is a Major Character

Philip Pearlstein and Andy Warhol met at Carnegie Tech and became fast friends. In New York City, they shared an apartment, worked together, and took their first steps toward fame and fortune together
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What Would You Ask Your Favorite Contemporary Cartoonists?

Charles Burns, Daniel Clowes, Alison Bechdel, and other comic artists reveal tricks of the trade in a new book Read More

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Trends

How Artists Are Using Music to Seduce, Confound (and Entertain) Us

From primordial incantations to operatic melodrama to hip-hop beats, artists are exploiting the elemental language of music to communicate across cultural boundaries Read More

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MoMA Curators Ponder Polke Potato Problem

MoMA’s Polke retrospective is up through August, but the potatoes in his works won’t last that long. Will they rot? Will they sprout? Stay tuned Read More

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New Film Shows Hunter Thompson and Ralph Steadman on Wild and Crazy Ride

The documentary ‘No Good Reason’ centers on the art and adventures of Ralph Steadman (and his gonzo journalist traveling buddy) Read More

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When Good Paintings Happen to World Leaders

Move over, George W. Bush: Jeffrey Vallance’s portraits of despots and presidents are more fun to look at Read More

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Profiles

In Hew Locke’s Blinged-Out Installations, Every Toy Jaguar Has Its Place

With a dazzling palette of beaded tapestries, flying boats, and distinctive reliefs of Queen Elizabeth II, Hew Locke comments on the relationship between England and its former colonies Read More

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What If Fra Angelico Painted Space Invaders?

To imagine epic battles between heaven and earth, Dan Hernandez plants Super Mario Bros. clues in ancient frescoes and uses Donkey Kong architecture to build medieval fortresses Read More

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How Michelangelo Made David into a Giant

Why the sculptor made sure that his oversize sculpture was too heavy for a high place Read More

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Cat Art vs. Dog Art: A Showdown at the Blanton Museum

An upcoming exhibition celebrates our four-legged friends with works by Dieter Roth, Louise Bourgeois, William Wegman, Edward Hopper, Pablo Picasso and more Read More