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A Gallery of Venice Biennale Artists

Converging on Venice from Iraq, Iceland, Azerbaijan, and beyond, they came, they showed—and they posed for photos Read More


Just Desserts: Let Them Eat Cake, as Long as It’s Thiebaud

A book of sweet recipes inspired by Mapplethorpe, Cindy Sherman, and more Read More

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Devorah Sperber, After Vermeer 2, detail view, 2006, 5,024 spools of thread, stainless-steel ball chain and hanging apparatus, clear acrylic viewing sphere, metal stand. COURTESY OF THE ARTIST.

Girl with a Hoop Earring: Fun with Vermeer

Two beloved Vermeers have left Holland for a stint in the U.S. They’ll find their descendants stripped by Dalí, bedecked in toilet-paper rolls, and reincarnated by Cindy Sherman Read More

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What a Short, Strange Miami Trip It’s Been

Best optical illusion, best cat, and other highlights that linger in the mind and the brain after five days of fair-going Read More


How PoMo Can You Go ?

It was considered the End of Modernism, the beginning of a new era of content, irony, appropriation. So what ever happened to Postmodernism? Read More


The Cindy Sherman Effect

By inventing her own genre, Cindy Sherman has influenced the way generations of artists think about photography, portraiture, narrative, and identity Read More


How Far Is Too Far?

Contemporary artists have made work depicting graphic sexual acts, damaging property, injuring their own bodies, or paying others to alter theirs. But when does art cross the line from avant-garde to unacceptable?. Read More


The Indecisive Image

In pictures of ethereal specks and kaleidoscopic explosions of color, photographers are embracing abstraction. Read More


Hollywood’s New Wave

More and more artists are directing feature films with large casts, big budgets, and elaborate story lines involving everything from intellectual werewolves to Polish cowboys. Read More

Maurizio Cattelan’s self-mocking La rivoluzione siamo noi  (We Are the Revolution), 2000. COURTESY MARIAN GOODMAN GALLERY, NEW YORK

To Thine Own Selves Be True

Role-playing is rampant today, with artists picturing themselves as impersonators, cross-dressers, evil twins, and exhibitionists—all to throw traditional ideas about identity up for grabs . Read More

Matisse’s first show at MoMA opened its third season, in 1931. ©THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK

How Our Critics Spoke

The good, the bad, the splendid, the beautiful, and “a negation of everything under the sun and the sun itself”. Read More