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Albert Oehlen

Albert Oehlen

Not since Rauschenberg's Combines of the 1950s have paintings looked so fresh and of their time as did a dozen by Albert Oehlen recently exhibited at Gagosian's uptown gallery. Most of the 2008-11 c…

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?

Provisional Painting

Courting risk, favoring the casual, modest and unfinished, a number of painters have determined to pursue the medium's richest promises without submitting to the conventions of mastery.