Tag Archives: Francis Picabia

Picabia Alert

L.A.’s Hannah Hoffman Has a Mysterious Late Picabia on View

“Picabia Alert” is a recurring feature that takes note of shows that feature work by the wily French artist Francis Picabia (1879–1953). Why Picabia? Because I love him and hopefully you do too, and because he is having a retrospective at the Kunsthaus Zurich … Read More

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Francis Picabia, L'Etreinte, c. 1940-44 2014 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

The Three Amigos: Picabia, Schnabel, Willumsen, and the Pleasure of Painting, at the NSU Museum of Art Fort Lauderdale

Art Basel visitors flying into the Fort Lauderdale airport this week are a very lucky bunch since they are only a 10-minute drive from one of the absolute highlights of this week, or any Miami Basel week in recent memory: … Read More


Elsa Schiaparelli and the Surrealists

A new biography documents the exchange between art and fashion Read More

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Futuristic, Freaky, and Fetishized, Machines Take Over in New Show at Petzel

Artist Walead Beshty previews the new show he curated for Petzel Gallery, featuring work by Francis Picabia, Christopher Williams, Lee Lozano, Dan Flavin, and more Read More

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MoMA Makes a Facebook for Abstractionists

A collaboration between MoMA curators and the Columbia Business School depicts early modernism as a vast social network. It’s the latest in a long line of charts showing that no ism is an island Read More


Moving Targets

A veteran painter argues that the nude motion studies of Muybridge and Eakins are unjustly notorious—when they should be celebrated for influencing generations of modern artists. Read More


Say It with Flowers—or Gourds, Goats, Fur Cups, or Fried Eggs

The interpretation of sexual symbols in art is everywhere. But what we view as erotic often tells us less about the artists than it does about our own sensibilities. Read More