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URL :http://hyperallergic.com/
Filed Under:Arts
Posts on Regator:7595
Posts / Week:39.3
Archived Since:February 16, 2011

Blog Post Archive

Beer with a Painter: David Humphrey

6 days agoArts : Hyperallergic

What I hoped to get from talking to David Humphrey were answers. The images in his paintings are zany, raunchy, and wild: a girl in a lawn chair holding monkeys by their scalps; a woman absent-mindedly marking another woman’s buttocks with daubs of paint; cats sitting beside slices of white bread partially spread with peanut butter. I wanted him to explain what it all meant.

Matisse’s Garden of Problems: The Cut-Outs at MoMA

6 days agoArts : Hyperallergic

The much-heralded exhibition of Matisse cut-outs currently at the Museum of Modern Art was previously at the Tate Modern, with a few less items than here, but it broke all attendance records and was open all night in its final days.

“Tormented by Several Devils”: Théodore Rousseau’s Wild Styles

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Consider “Study for The Forest in Winter at Sunset,” a work in oil and charcoal on brown paper by Théodore Rousseau, the 19th-century French painter now under scrutiny at the Morgan Library & Museum. Although it was done between 1845...Show More Summary

Where Folk and Fine Art Meet

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What did John Frederick Kensett, a 19th-century artist part of the Hudson River School, have in common with Thomas Matteson, a blanket chest-maker from Vermont?

Frick Garden and Watts Towers Listed Among Most Endangered US Art Landscapes

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The Frick Collection's Russell Page–designed garden, planned for destruction as part of the Manhattan museum's expansion project, is one of 11 land-based art pieces announced as under threat this week by the Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF).

From Goya to Ab-Ex in a Series of Brushstrokes

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Dana Saulnier’s ostensibly expressionist canvases at First Street Gallery carry a bravado reminiscent at first glance of mid-century abstraction. Yet they flaunt an obvious distance from their Action painting precursors by the employment of allusive figural references. Show More Summary

In Maryland Wizard Statue, Some See Salve for Recession Woes — But Not All Are Enchanted

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An eight-foot-tall sculpture of a wizard in a couple's front yard has sparked a debate in the village of Oakland Mills, Maryland, about what constitutes appropriate neighborhood statuary, who has the power to decide what is and isn't art, and whether or not the towering sorcerer could help lift the community out of economic depression.

Solemn Protest Against Public Art Reactionaries as McCarthy Goes Chocula in Paris

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PARIS — About 60 artists and art critics allied with the French chapter of the International Association of Art Critics (AICA) gathered in the Place Vendôme at mid-day Friday near where Paul McCarthy’s once mighty butt plug–based inflatable “Tree” had once stood and stooped. McCarthy himself was absent.

Opening a Gallery in a Contemporary Art Desert

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ALBUQUERQUE — Writer, curator, and (now) gallery owner Nancy Zastudil summarized her experience opening a commercial art gallery in Albuquerque with one Facebook post.

Art Movements

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This week in art news: Protests held over "anti-semitic" opera, Swiss bank accused of profiting from Nazi loot, and the Henry Ford Museum acquired an Apple-1 computer for $905,000.

Behold, Picasso’s “Guernica” Remade in Legos

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Tomorrow would be Pablo Picasso's 133rd birthday. Can you guess what we got him to mark this milestone? If you answered, "a replica of his gut-wrenching rendering of the bombing of a Spanish town made out of children's building blocks," you are correct!

The Spectacle of War in Woodblock Prints

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When late 19th-century Japan fought China for control over Korea in what became known as the First Sino-Japanese War, its explosive naval and land battles offered printmakers sensational, politically gripping new subject matter.

An Illustrated Guide to Artist Resale Royalties (aka ‘Droit de Suite’)

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Droit de suite is the notion that artists, their heirs, and estates, should receive an Artist Resale Royalty every time one of their works is subsequently resold. American artists and legislators have been actively battling to introduce a national ARR for almost half a century. Here is our illustrated introduction.

The Queer Matter of Shakespeare’s Sonnets

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A not-so-minor detail was left out of a recent New York Times review of Robert Wilson's reinterpretation of Shakespeare's Sonnets at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM): The sonnets were the gayest thing the Bard ever wrote.

NASA Releases Audio of Space Exploration into the Public Domain

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A cosmic collection of sounds from space exploration is now available in the public domain. NASA has launched a sound library starting with over 60 samples of mission control, rockets firing, Sputnik beeping along in orbit, and the eerie harmonies of the universe.

Can a Vacation Really Make You More Creative?

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Last week, we all got a little jealous when we heard that the creative agency ThinkPARALLAX gave its employees $1,500 each and an extra day off to travel the world in search of inspiration. “As owners of a creative agency, we’re always thinking about how to inspire creativity,” a blog post by the firm’s founders read. Show More Summary

See the Sun Set Over Casablanca in Bushwick

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The Swiss artists Selina Grüter and Michèle Graf are bringing every hue in the color spectrum to Signal gallery for Exchange Rates Bushwick.

Civil War Portraits of the Broken Bodies Sent Home

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On the National Museum of Health and Medicine's Flickr Commons, portraits of wounded Civil War soldiers show the grim resilience, military pride, and shocked resignation in their faces.

Bargain-Basement Marilyn Minter Knockoffs for Four-Star Hotel

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The Loews Hollywood Hotel on Los Angeles's Highland Avenue may look like just another generic hotel, but its lobby benefits from some extra glitter and grit thanks to a pair of large-scale photographs by New York artist Marilyn Minter. Or, rather, its lobby features two large photos tailor-made to look just like Minter's work, but they are not the genuine article.

Your Concise Guide to Exchange Rates Bushwick

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Elements both foreign and domestic are soon to descend on the Bushwick section of Brooklyn under the aegis of Exchange Rates, an art exposition featuring artists and galleries imported from a dozen locations — Tacoma to Johannesburg, Glasgow to Beijing — orchestrated by London-based Sluice with local partners Centotto and Theodore:Art.

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