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Ryan McNamara’s Serious, Messy, Kinda Gross Art

“I was thinking, Why gunge now? And I thought, Well, it’s ridiculous. There’s something perverse about loving the feeling of slime.”
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Judy Chicago Is Setting Off Feminist Fireworks in Miami During Art Basel

The artist is continuing her “Atmospheres” series of fireworks-based installations in Miami.
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Wildfires and Dead Palm Trees Haunt the L.A. Dream in Zoe Crosher’s New Show

“It was really like the end is nigh, and it was a little too close.”
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  2. photography
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  3. mutual benefit
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  4. art
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  8. art
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  9. art
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  10. art
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  13. art du jour
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  16. art
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  17. art
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  20. art
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  21. art
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  23. art review
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  24. When a Feminist Artist Is Censored by a Feminist GalleryNatalie Frank’s Story of O pictures scared a lot of people. Including her gallerist.
  25. Jerry Saltz, New York Magazine Art Critic, Wins Pulitzer PrizeOur irrepressible, one-of-a-kind critic gets the big prize.
  26. art review
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  28. The New Astor Place Rhino Sculpture Is a Kitschy MonstrosityIt helps proves my theory that 95 percent of public sculpture is crap.
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  32. art
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  33. art
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  34. the art of the shade
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  35. Trump’s Border Wall Prototypes Are Minimalist ArtThe walls look “exactly like a national monument, and perfect minimalist sculpture.”
  36. 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.
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  38. the industry
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  41. year in culture 2017
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  42. gallery
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  43. new york beginnings
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  44. tributes
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  45. $$$$
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  47. Jerry Saltz: Christie’s Says This Painting Is by Leonardo. I Really Doubt It.One look at this painting tells me it’s a sham.
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