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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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Reinventing the African American Portrait

Dogon, Flavin, Outkast, Dave Chappelle, the Incredible Hulk, and more coexist in Robert Pruitt’s identity-expanding drawings of women at the Studio Museum Read More

Robert Ryman in an untitled 1958 painting, the artist signed up the right-hand side, using his signature “as a compositional element and as line.” ELLEN PAGE WILSON/COURTESY PACEWILDENSTEIN GALLERY, NEW YORK/WHITNEY MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART, NEW YORK/GIFT OF THE AMERICAN CONTEMPORARY ART FOUNDATION INC., LEONARD A. LAUDER, PRESIDENT
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Sign Here!

Some artists’ signatures are self-expression, some are design elements, and some are just fun. Read More

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A Giant Zip for Mankind

When Barnett Newman painted The Wild in 1950, he challenged current standards not only of how a painting could look but of what a painting could be. Read More