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David Wojnarowicz’s Whitney Retrospective Is Overdue, But Couldn’t Be Timelier

This is an astonishingly relevant, urgently important show that reflects on what it means to be human in a time of encroaching political darkness.
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How the Long Fuse on Chelsea’s Art Boom Was Lit

Back when the High Line was a derelict place to do drugs, the enigmatic Dia Art Foundation began the neighborhood’s transformation.
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Henry Taylor’s Wild Heart Can’t Be Broken

Even after a star turn at last year’s Whitney Biennial, the art world still wants to see the master painter as an outsider.
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    What Was Delacroix Doing? A Relic of One Era, He Somehow Invented Many Others.Somehow his infuriatingly messy paintings point directly to Cézanne, Manet, Renoir, van Gogh, Matisse, de Kooning, Marlene Dumas, and Kara Walker.
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    On Occupy’s Anniversary, a Rose Blooms in Zuccotti ParkArtist Isa Genzken’s 26-foot-tall flower is planted where the bongos once tried to put a stop to neoliberalism.
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    The Future Belonged to Hilma af KlintThe 20th-century mystic and pioneering abstract painter finally gets taken seriously at the Guggenheim.
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    The MoMA’s Tribute to Yugoslavia’s ‘Concrete Utopia’ Is a RevelationThis hugely ambitious show portrays an idiosyncratic, multiethnic, and open postwar society that propelled itself into the industrial age with brio.
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    Jenny Saville’s New Paintings Are About Motherhood and #MeTooThe Gagosian show is part of her imagining her own mythic ancestors, a genealogy for a canon that women are no longer so lonely in.
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    David Wojnarowicz’s Whitney Retrospective Is Overdue, But Couldn’t Be TimelierThis is an astonishingly relevant, urgently important show that reflects on what it means to be human in a time of encroaching political darkness.
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    The Louvre Now Has a Tour Based on Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s ‘Apeshit’ VideoThe Carters’ Guide to Art History.
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    Jay-Z Told Will Smith Video of Him Slapping a Prank Reporter Was His Best Work “I just want you to know you’ll never make a better piece of entertainment.”
  15. new york beginnings
    How the Long Fuse on Chelsea’s Art Boom Was LitBack when the High Line was a derelict place to do drugs, the enigmatic Dia Art Foundation began the neighborhood’s transformation.
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    Henry Taylor’s Wild Heart Can’t Be BrokenEven after a star turn at last year’s Whitney Biennial, the art world still wants to see the master painter as an outsider.
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    Why the Louvre Allowed Beyoncé and Jay-Z to Film Their ‘Apes**t’ Video“The deadlines were very tight.”
  19. vulture lists
    The Simple Art Historian’s Guide to Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s ‘Apeshit’ VideoSure, there’s the Venus de Milo. But how much do you know about Jacques-Louis David?
  20. Why Is the Met’s New Show About the Body in Art History So Stultifying and Dull?This is what happens with an excess of hyperrealism.
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    Huma Bhabha’s New Installation at the Met Brings You Into the Realm of GodsThis is among the best Met roof sculpture installations since the program began in 1987.
  24. art
    Breakfast With Anselm Kiefer, Who Made That Flying Lead Book at Rock CenterJust don’t write on his cappuccino, please.
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    Frieze Salutes Feature Inc., the Visionary Gallery That Changed the Art WorldMurakami, Pettibon, Tom of Finland … you saw them there first.
  26. Jerry Saltz: Break the Art FairAs a system, art fairs are like America: They don’t work and no one knows how to fix them.
  27. q&a
    How Laurie Simmons’s Photographs Ended Up in Two Galleries at OnceIncluding images of her daughters in body paint.
  28. art fairs
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    How to Make Your Own Lawrence WeinerThe conceptual artist teaches conceptual lesson to NYC students.
  30. art review
    Losing Myself in the Paintings of Facebook-Educated Matthew WongAn impressive painter’s debut show at Karma gallery.
  31. art
    The Photographer Who Captured Life in Mid-Century Burkina FasoSee lively portraits from 75-year-old Sanlé Sory, in advance of his first American exhibition.
  32. When a Feminist Artist Is Censored by a Feminist GalleryNatalie Frank’s Story of O pictures scared a lot of people. Including her gallerist.
  33. art
    The Return of the East Village Art ScenePerformance Space New York and today’s cutting edge.
  34. Jerry Saltz, New York Magazine Art Critic, Wins Pulitzer PrizeOur irrepressible, one-of-a-kind critic gets the big prize.
  35. art review
    Cy Twombly and the Transporting Power of Art That Barely Uses the Tools of ArtScribbles, jots, smears, and smudges that make my knees buckle.
  36. art
    This Artist Is a Gender UnicornCupid Ojala’s pure delight in being who he is.
  37. The New Astor Place Rhino Sculpture Is a Kitschy MonstrosityIt helps proves my theory that 95 percent of public sculpture is crap.
  38. art
    This Nobel Laureate in Medicine Belongs Next to Michelangelo As a DraftsmanSantiago Ramón y Cajal is the only Nobel Prize winner in history — in physiology and medicine in 1906 — to also be a truly great artist.
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    Reuse, Reinvent, Reimagine: The Brilliance of Hans-Peter FeldmannToday, the pioneer of artistic appropriation can be regarded as Instagram before Instagram.
  40. Antiguan Master Frank Walter Is a Revelation at ADAAWalter never found the recognition he was looking for; he yearned to have his work seen and acknowledged in his lifetime.
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    These Trump Paintings, by Peter Saul, Are a Highlight of the ADAA FairIn spite of claims otherwise, Saul does not make “political art.”
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    The Obamas’ Official Portraits Rise to the OccasionKehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald join the canon.
  43. the art of the shade
    White House Asks Guggenheim for a Van Gogh, Gets Offered a Golden ToiletThe museum’s curator rejected the White House’s first request, but made a “special offer” in return.
  44. Trump’s Border Wall Prototypes Are Minimalist ArtThe walls look “exactly like a national monument, and perfect minimalist sculpture.”
  45. Wherever the New Artforum Is Heading, I’m Along for the RideIn David Velasco, the magazine has a new editor, new energy, and new purpose. Thank God.
  46. public art
    Rupert Murdoch Plants a Wind-Powered Sculpture in Front of Fox News HQ“It’s going to stop traffic,” he predicted.
  47. the industry
    Chuck Close Apologizes After Sexual-Harassment Allegations: ‘I Am Truly Sorry’“I acknowledge having a dirty mouth, but we’re all adults.”
  48. exclusive
    MoMA Is Screening Twin Peaks: The Return for FreeIs it future or is it past? Is it TV or is it film?
  49. 11,000 People Demanded the Met Remove This Painting. They Aren’t Going To. Good.In many ways it is a sign of art’s complexity that it generate a wide variety of responses.
  50. year in culture 2017
    The 10 Best Art Achievements of 2017Artists from Kara Walker to Jonathan Horowitz address the Trump era with fire and fury.
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