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Luke Frost and Theresa Vandling, Abstraction, from The Duchamp Dictionary, 2014.
©2014 LUKE FROST AND THERESE VANDLING (HERETIC).
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14 New Art-History Books to Change Your Mind

Duchamp’s dictionary, Picasso’s (other) muse, Lucy Lippard’s landscapes, and Hans Ulrich Obrist’s map quests are among the subjects of recent volumes that expand the story of art Read More

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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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Refuting the Myths About the Armory Show

Research for exhibitions commemorating the centennial of the notorious Armory show reveals that it included more American, historical, and even female artists than many accounts include
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William Powhida and Jade Townsend, Bellum Omnium Contra Omnes, 2012, graphite on paper. COURTESY THE ARTISTS AND FREIGHT AND VOLUME.
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The Ultimate Map of Art-World Feuds

William Powhida and Jade Townsend are back with a satirical drawing of a lurid battleground where artists, posers, critics, dragons, Internet trolls, and Modernist ghosts fight for their lives Read More

Divya Mehra, Still from On Tragedy (Did you hear the one about the Indian?), 2012.
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Remixing Romare Bearden

The Bearden iPad app, your Demuth’s in the mail, Frida threatens to shave, and other links from around the Web (and MTV) Read More

Frida Kahlo, Una Carta, 1943, watercolor, pen and ink on paper. MARY-ANNE MARTIN.
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Snapshots from Miami

Some things we saw at the Basel art fair (and beyond) Read More

Marcel Duchamp in 1917 (above)
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Haunted by Duchamp

A dealer reflects on a lifelong obsession Read More

In Mary Boone with Cube, 2010, the gallerist holds a block of the compressed trash in Squeeze, Mika Rottenberg's 2010 video.  COURTESY NICOLE KLAGSBRUN GALLERY, NEW YORK
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Talking Trash

More and more artists are using trash not just as a material but also as a subject. Read More

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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

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Top Ten ARTnews Stories: Naming the Dame

The 1913 Armory Show inspired a series of scathing reviews, a poem lambasting Duchamp's famous nude on the staircase, and a contest to identify the figure in the picture. Read More

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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

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