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How to Speak Artspeak (Properly)

A new guide decodes 146 essential buzzwords, movements, and trends of the postwar art world. How many do you know? Read More

Paul McCarthy and Damon McCarthy exemplify comic grossness in their multimedia piece Caribbean Pirates, 2005.
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When Bad Is Good

Artworks that mimic soft porn, showcase embalmed animals, mock the Pope, and otherwise offend propriety are filling auctions, museums, and galleries. Is there anything left to be upset about? Read More

Jockum Nordström’s 2 2 collage The Coachman uses traditional folk-art motifs, such as the tree of life and symmetrical patterns. COURTESY DAVID ZWIRNER, NEW YORK
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The New Visionaries

Contemporary artists are picking up where self-taught artists left off—with rough-hewn, unguarded styles some call faux naïve. Read More