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“Like being around a herd of otherworldly elephants” is how Saltz described walking around works, like Band, 2006, in Richard Serra’s MoMA retrospective. LORENZ KIENZLE/©2010 RICHARD SERRA/ARTISTS RIGHTS SOCIETY (ARS), NEW YORK/LOS ANGELES COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART, GIFT OF ELI AND EDYTHE BROAD

Separating the Good from the ‘Crapola’

Seeing Out Louder
By Jerry Saltz
Hard Press Editions/Hudson Hills Press,
420 pages, $40
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Looking at Art

Wrestling with ‘Wrestlers’

Deaccessioned twice and the subject of multiple interpretations, a provocative Eakins sporting picture takes its place in a new collection and a new show. Read More


‘Moment’ Not So Magic

Peter Galassi, curator of MoMA's Cartier-Bresson retrospective, wants viewers to stop talking and start looking. Read More


The Colonial Revolution

In the United States, the art made in Spain's Latin American colonies used to be considered artistically minor and politically incorrect. Now, as intellectual trends coincide with demographic realities, it's on the cutting edge of art history–and the wish lists of top museums. Read More

Books Catalogues Raisonnés Investigations

A Controversy over Degas

Experts are concerned about the authenticity of 74 "recently discovered" plaster casts of Degas sculptures that were purportedly made during his lifetime and the bronzes that have been produced from them, which are now selling for more than $2 million.. Read More


Logo Motive

Ryan McGinness puts an entire museum into one work. Read More


Mask Communication

How a group of blindfolded artists got by with a little help from some friends. Read More


Two responses to ‘A Controversy over Degas’

William D. Cohan’s article suggests that the art world today is divided into two warring camps about 74 recently revealed Degas plasters.In fact, far more consensus than controversy surrounds these plasters than the article allows. Close examination of the plasters … Read More