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“Blackness in Abstraction”

More than halfway through “Blackness in Abstraction,” an austere photograph by Carrie Mae Weems posed a Mies van der Rohe leather daybed—conjuring a truant psychoanalytic patient, perhaps—against a wa…

Ilya and Emilia Kabakov

Ilya Kabakov is a bad painter. Emilia, whose support for her husband’s art has earned her equal billing for two decades, doesn’t paint at all. But they keep filling galleries with paintings, as they r…