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The Multitasking Buddha

Rudolf Stingel's Untitled (1994–96)
Courtesy of Paula Cooper Gallery, New York

Rudolf Stingel, the art critics' darling whose highly anticipated retrospective opened this weekend at the Whitney, has a funny way of exploring artistic process. While he's best known for his colossal minimalist constructions (Styrofoam "canvases," transformative installations — both of which are on view at the Whitney), we kind of like the look of this multitasking Buddha: a tranquil (though perhaps maniacal) take on artistic apprenticeship. —Rachel Wolff