Tag Archives: John Baldessari


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Preview Frieze London 2014

The big moment has almost arrived. The 12th edition of Frieze London opens to the general public on October 15 in Regent’s Park, and a day earlier for invited guests. Some 60,000 people will make their way through the big tent to view work … Read More


Retrospective
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Retrospective: Artists Discuss What Constitutes Obscenity

And other excerpts from our coverage 100, 75, 50, and 25 years ago Read More


Profiles
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Viveca Paulin-Ferrell: L.A. Story

Actress and former auctioneer Viveca Paulin-Ferrell has become a major player on the California scene Read More


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Dough! Pizza Art at Marlborough

A show at the gallery’s new Lower East Side space riffs on the pie, the toppings, and even the box Read More


Trends
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The New World of Net Art

Facebook, Tumblr, Instagram, Vine, and other platforms are the jumping-off point for artists who blur the line between the virtual and the real Read More


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‘You Become Better with Age’

Artists who are going strong at 80 and up find that old age offers freedom, self-assurance, and room to explore Read More


Features
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Auto-Destructive Tendencies

Whether by burning, cutting, shredding, or simply leaving them at the curb, artists have various reasons for disposing of their own works   Read More


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That Seventies Sensibility

A wave of exhibitions shows how the open-ended, experimental, hardscrabble, less cynical esthetic of the ’70s is appealing to artists and curators Read More


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John Wesley’s comic-book esthetic, as in Aer Lingus, 2002, appeals to younger artists. COURTESY FREDERICKS FREISER GALLERY, NEW YORK

What’s So Funny About Contemporary Art?

Artists are finding inspiration in gags, slapstick, clowns, comics, and stand-up comedy. The results are sometimes satirical, sometimes ludicrous, and sometimes ‘so funny you could cry’. Read More


Features

HINT: Avoid the Word ‘Nice’

Gallery openings are rites with their own special etiquette and language. Here’s a primer on what—and what not—to say. Read More