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Dispatches
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The Living Dead: Why Are Curators Putting Deceased Artists in Contemporary Art Shows?

The peculiar appearance of Forrest Bess, the “pseudo-hermaphrodite” painter, at the 2012 Whitney Biennial still stands out in my memory. The eleven paintings were vivid and haunting, and his story of genital self-surgery, with accompanying photo-documentation, was even harder to … Read More


Features
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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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