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R. Crumb

Bleeding seems like an apt metaphor for the nakedly confessional art of Robert Dennis Crumb (b. 1943), a man so obsessed with his own id that one of his comic books is actually called "Id."

Vija Celmins

"To Fix the Image in Memory" demonstrates a sensitivity to the singular oeuvre of Vija Celmins, who was born in Latvia and has developed her practice over the past half-century, attesting to this…

Artist Aggrieved

A prominent and charismatic personality of his generation, R.B. Kitaj (1932–2007) was also a polarizing figure, commanding widespread art world admiration as well as a smaller quotient of critical…

Dove Allouche

Paris-born midcareer artist Dove Allouche's abstract imagery seems utterly autonomous: tied to no philosophical system, no social cause, no psychological model, no aesthetic doctrine.

Nene Humphrey

Nene Humphrey became interested in the practice of Victorian mourning braiding—in which jewelry and keepsakes were made using the hair of departed loved ones—when coping with the death of her…

Composite Realities

In some of von Wulffen's paintings, a crackled varnish applied to the surface splits like dried skin; the works want to look old. Some motifs may be traced back to sources like a late…

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