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Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Puff Piece

“The ‘Tobacco Project’ began with an interest in the aroma of tobacco,” Chinese artist Xu Bing says over a dim-sum breakfast in New York. Likening it to something between sociology and art, he…

Sally Mann

“If you want to touch the invisible, penetrate the visible as deeply as you can.” These words by the German Expressionist artist Max Beckmann could very well be those of contemporary photographer Sa…