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  1. This Francis Picabia Retrospective Is a Call to MutinyPicabia wakes the polis.
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    This Post-Election Pain Is Good, At Least for ArtAlienation is the wellspring of art; in fact, feeling alone is often why you become an artist.
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    The Painting That Jerry Saltz Can’t Stop Thinking AboutKerry James Marshall’s A Portrait of the Artist As a Shadow of His Former Self fires like a time bomb in the mind.
  4. What’s Up With the PsychoBarn on the Met Roof?Transitional Object is made entirely from a cut-up and reconfigured decaying barn from Schoharie, New York.
  5. art review
    Matthew Barney’s 1991 Show Is Better TodayAt the Gladstone Gallery, you can go back 25 years and witness the event that completely shattered the art world.
  6. With ‘An Occupation of Loss,’ Taryn Simon Brings You Face-to-Face With DeathThis is a universal language of loss and inconsolability.
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    The Tyranny of Art History in Contemporary ArtIts terms are so specialized and vague they’re only useful to those in the know.
  8. fall preview 2016
    What Vulture’s Critics Are Most Excited for This FallTheir top five picks for the season.
  9. Dying Gaul Is a World Masterpiece About DeathYou knew this sculpture before you saw it.
  10. Never Has My Breath Been Taken Away Like It Was at Knockdown CenterI thought I knew what’s what in much of New York.
  11. Canada’s Great Painting Show Is a Tipping PointThe show has me worried about the fate of the Lower East Side.
  12. Jerry Saltz on Alex Israel and the Art World’s Latest Way of Eating Its YoungGoing straight into the money leaves artists with no future.
  13. See Philip Guston Totally Reinvent the Sublime“Every real painter wants to be a realist,” he said.
  14. Morley Safer Once Sent Me His Strange PaintingsI didn’t hate them.
  15. art appreciation
    This 8-Foot Candle Portrait Mesmerized MeJerry Saltz on Urs Fischer’s giant wax sculpture of artist-director Julian Schnabel.
  16. The Reviled Identity Politics Show That Forever Changed ArtHow identity politics became for this era what Impressionism and Cubism were for theirs.
  17. vulture cover story
    Can the Art World Take James Franco Seriously?In conversation with Jerry Saltz, the celebrity makes a case for his art.
  18. The MetNey Is a Landscape-Changer. Unfortunately, the First Show Is Not.The museum’s first show in the old Whitney is exhilarating, heart-sickening.
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    The Art Megacollectors Who Live in Their Own Contemporary MuseumWhich they open to the rest of us each March.
  20. The Entropic, Liberating Power of Fischli/WeissIt should always be a Fischli and Weiss moment.
  21. Should Lower East Side Galleries Close Sundays?This may seem like a trivial question, but it’s actually about the art world’s whole balance of power.
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    I Can’t Stop Thinking About This Drawing by a Man With No Hands or FeetJerry Saltz on the infinitely intricate art of Matthias Buchinger.
  23. Mark Grotjahn’s Sign-Painting BreakthroughFrustrated with painting but not wanting to be left behind, he said, “I wanted to change.”
  24. obit
    Jerry Saltz on Ellsworth Kelly 1923–2015; ‘The American Matisse’“Now, his work stuns me from its own Platonic eternity.”
  25. reasons to love new york
    New York Has Solved the Problem of Public Art. But at What Cost?What am I supposed to do when cultural forces I loathe are responsible for something like a new golden age of public art?
  26. reasons to love new york
    How Jerry Saltz Learned to Love the MoMA AgainThis year, MoMA reminded us just how indispensable and, at times, spectacular it can be.
  27. year in culture 2015
    The 10 Best Art Shows of 2015Get the space for art right, and goodwill should follow.
  28. How Jim Shaw Birthed a New Era of AppropriationShaw is his own breed of artist who both does and doesn’t fit his generation; his work has a distinct, self-effacing quirky generosity about it.
  29. Can a Show As Dreary As This One Be Good for the Whitney? Yes.Each time someone recognized me, they came up to me, flummoxed, asking, “What is this stuff supposed to be about?”
  30. How Michael Krebber Brought Us Zombie FormalismKrebber isn’t another high-priced version of this place-holding art; he’s an original instigator of it.
  31. The Whitney Rejected This Masterpiece SculptureThe sculpture is not only a 21st-century masterpiece, it embodies so much of America’s past and current struggles that had it been placed in the front of this museum at this time, it might have been a beacon, a lightning rod, a second Statue of Liberty.
  32. Toward a Unified Theory of Frank StellaI’m a Stella fan who can’t deny his importance but who also wouldn’t want to live with most of these things.
  33. the artist is famous
    The Strange (and Often Wonderful) Things We See When Celebrities PaintFame has become such a meta-subject and an American obsession that just the act of someone famous making a painting is thought to add kicky secret layers to the artist’s image.
  34. photography
    The Photograph Jerry Saltz Can’t Stop Thinking AboutFrom Markus Brunetti’s series of huge, riveting, incredibly intricate photographic composites.
  35. Ionel Talpazan, Master UFO Painter, 1955–2015 He was an ingenious master of his subject and intricate systems.
  36. Nicole Eisenman Is a Massively Deserving GeniusThe art world is lucky to have her.
  37. The Maddening Fate of the Bad-Boy Female ArtistDana Schutz, Katherine Bernhardt, and why the art world overlooks its dangerous women.
  38. 3-Sentence Reviews: Keltie Ferris, for StartersJackie Saccoccio goes semi-Barbarian, kicking the scaffolding from under boring abstract process painting.
  39. How Picasso the Sculptor Ruptured Art History“Picasso Sculpture” could be one of the great learning experiences of your seeing life.
  40. fall preview 2015
    What Our Critics Are Really Looking Forward to This FallTheir top five picks for the season.
  41. r.i.p.
    Jerry Saltz Remembers Melva Bucksbaum, Art Patron NonpareilShe gave back to the art world all the gifts that art gave to her.
  42. Ingrid Sischy, Artforum Maestro: 1952–2015Sischy made Artforum the one magazine that everyone in the art world, even today, whether they like it or not, almost always looks at.
  43. Wael Shawky’s Epic Films Will Completely Change How You See the CrusadesThey are the most intoxicating, savage masterpieces of the Crusades I’ve seen anywhere, on film or otherwise.
  44. Gavin Brown’s Closing Show: 12 Horses in GalleryThese horses are an apt metaphor for what art galleries can do.
  45. Jerry Saltz: In Praise of Art-Gallery AttendantsMost in these jobs are not doing this for the money; they’re in it for the love. Like you. And me.
  46. Studying the Masterpieces of Visionary Melvin WayThis exhibition will be the beginning of Way’s deserved entry into the canon of 20th- and 21st-century visionary art.
  47. Albert Oehlen Is Like a Badger of PaintingI love his work, but I am not even sure that I actually like it.
  48. art
    Jerry Saltz: Jessica Jackson Hutchins Finds Truth in ClayShe’s among the best artists working in America today.
  49. 9 More Stories of Sex in Museums“I went to the James Turrell retrospective, and we were pretty handsy the whole time.”
  50. seen
    Saltz: How Kim Kardashian Became ImportantLast year, just the idea that Kim and Kanye could be creating something got people’s panties in a real twist. Now Kanye has gotten an honorary Ph.D. from the same art school that gave me one, and Kim is a role model, too.
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