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    See a Gallery of Jackie Nickerson’s Striking Photo Series ‘Terrain’These pictures, of farmers in Africa carrying food, depict people as people, and as sculpture.
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    Sample the Work of Alex Steinweiss, Inventor of Album Cover ArtA new book celebrates the man who invented the album cover.
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    Take a Rare Glimpse at Chinese Dissident Artist Ai Weiwei’s Early Photos of New York CityRight after he was released from a Chinese prison, his early photos are being exhibited in New York.
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    Street Artist D*Face’s Guided Tour Through His ‘aPopcalyptic’ WorkThe man dubbed “the next Banksy” exhibits his dark take on fame and all things celebrity.
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    See a Unique Polaroid Portfolio of the DecemberistsShe spent months taking over 2,500 shots of the band while they recorded their new album. She explains them to Vulture.
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    Our Most Controversial Female Celebrities, EmbroideredBritney Spears, Kate Gosselin, Amanda Knox, and more, throw-pillow-style. And with bonus phrenology!
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    See MoMA’s Massive Matisse ShowThe artist himself named two of the works on view among his most “pivotal.”
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    See Martin Schoeller’s Feeling Portraits of Female BodybuildersShock gives way to admiration.
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    Two Decades of Eccentric Coney Island SunbathersBruce Gilden’s shots of amorous youngsters and wrinkled grannies.
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    See Andy Warhol and Friends in Their ElementThirty-two exclusive images.
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    See Alison Elizabeth Taylor Capture Bleak Decay in Wood ‘Paintings’A shotgun hole, a kicked-through wall … all in wood inlay.
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    Julian Faulhaber’s Eerily Pristine PhotosFaulhaber achieves his unique effects through long exposures — ten to twenty seconds — and a clever use of artificial light.
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    Lee Bontecou’s Mesmerizing ArtBefore 2003, she had spent decades avoiding the art world in rural Pennsylvania.
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    Kim In Sook’s Spy-Like PhotosThe artist has meticulously staged creepy scenarios using actors and props.
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    See the Work of Nathan Sawaya, Lego SculptorTo create his surprisingly adult works of art, he has a six-figure annual Lego budget.
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    See Paintings by Otto DixHis witty, brilliant oil portraits are highly stylized, titillatingly grotesque, and endlessly fascinating.
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    See R. Crumb’s Book of GenesisThis somewhat lurid graphic novel was an instant sensation upon its debut.
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    Pieter Hugo’s Photos on Nigerian CinemaHugo sets up his own “film stills” based on common themes in Nigerian movies, resulting in sharp, strong images with narratives all their own.
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    See Emilio Perez’s Gorgeous, Nightmarish PaintingsMultiple sheets of painted latex and acrylic are layered over wood, then cut away to expose the various colors beneath.
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    Photographer Erwin Olaf’s ‘Hotel’ NudesNow at Hasted Hunt Kraeutler gallery.
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    See Photographer Lea Bertucci Turn the Indoors OutThe Brooklyn-based artist creates postcards from the underworld.
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    Art Basel: The Works That Sold — and Sparked ConversationSculpture, stainless steel, new works, and art from the Middle East and Asia dominated at a very active fair.
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    Vulture Presents the Best of Performa 09Concluding yesterday was Performa 09, the third iteration of the biennial that sees 150 performance artists descend on New York. See our slideshow recap!
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    See Angela Strassheim’s Eerie Crime-Scene ArtThe photographer learned her technique working at the Miami Forensic Imaging Bureau.
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    Neil Kellerhouse on The House of the Devil’s Arty, Retro PostersFive freaky posters, and their horror-flick inspirations.
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    Sneak Preview: MoMA’s Tim Burton RetrospectiveSee a sprawling show of films, photos, props, and puppets, as well as a selection of immaculate, beautiful, and sinister drawings the director has done throughout his life.
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    Let Us Show You ‘Who Shot Rock & Roll’The Brooklyn Museum’s photo exhibit showcases rock stars, of course, but it also highlights the photographers who captured them.
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    Get Lost in David Hockney’s Poppy Landscape PaintingsThink Van Gogh meets ‘The Wizard of Oz.’
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    See Mariah Robertson’s Glamorous PhotogramsRobertson’s series feels like images from a film-noir set — or maybe plans for a new, gaudy, alluring Art Deco mansion in Miami.
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    Trip Through Khalif Kelly’s WonderlandLush oil paintings featuring robotlike adolescents, dapper rabbits, and sassy gnomes.
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    Contemporary Chinese Photography, Highly DistilledA selection of images handpicked from twenty different provinces over 60 years.
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    Georgia O’Keeffe’s Startling Abstract WorksFifteen pieces, including paintings that will surprise even some of her most devoted fans, and several charcoal drawings that first convinced Alfred Stieglitz of her greatness.
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    Photographer Tracey Baran’s Intimate Take on LifeSee fifteen photos full of humor but also some horror.
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    Thirty of John Currin’s Controversial WomenHis paintings of nude women have been both reviled and — especially since his 2003 mid-career survey at the Whitney — revered.
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    See What 30 Local Artists Stuffed Into ‘Dime Bags’Anthropomorphized acorns! Lego Michael Jacksons! Embroidered “domestic specimens”!
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    See Works by Dorothy Iannone, Sex Goddess, Matriarch, and Contrarian For all her influence, this, at 75, is Iannone’s first solo show in an American museum.
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    Photographs of South Africa From David Goldblatt’s Massive, Rich Museum Show The exhibit — 38 pieces of which we’ve included in this slideshow — is part documentary, part high drama.
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    The Diversity and Dynamism of the Venice BiennaleIt’s the most diverse fair yet, with a record 77 nationalities represented among 90 artists.
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    The Damaged Glamour of Marilyn MinterShe photographed the tongues of models through glass as they sipped and slurped on gelatinous candy and cake decorations.
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    Decades of Painter Alice Neel in a Single SweepSee 29 portraits and nudes in our slideshow.
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    Preview the Met’s Fab New Show, ‘The Pictures Generation’It’s a look back at the gang of mostly New York artists who first came of age with TV news and pop culture.
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    What’s Selling (or Not) at the Armory ShowArt critic Jerry Saltz previews the annual art show and sees how the recession is affecting sales.
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    Artist Alex Melamid Paints 50 Cent in Brood StrokesMelamid renders Curtis brooding in a romantic setting.
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    Artist Loie Glasser Instructs You on Where to SitNot all of Loie Glasser’s miniature armchairs are quite so ladylike, but this one sure is.
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    Artist Peter Caine Brings Narnia to ChelseaBrooklyn artist Caine has given our winter demons a face.
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    Artist Jenny Laden Not Overly Concerned About the Practicality of Her HairstyleJenny Laden’s delicate watercolor lady, seemingly spun like an old-fashioned candy cane, has the dashing angularity of Nefertiti.
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    Artists Sol Sender, Andy Keene, and Amanda Gentry Work Toward an ‘O’See the evolution of an Obama logo.
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    Artist Matthew McGuinness Looks Back in AngerGeorge W. Bush may have helicoptered off into the sunset yesterday, but artist Matthew McGuinness reminds that 43’s legacy won’t soon be forgotten.
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    Artist Billi Kid Wishes You a Happy Inauguration DayBilli Kid’s latest stencil, on view in D.C., imagines the future that begins … today.
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    Artist Liz Renay Ruins It for EverybodyRenay, the late burlesque diva, gangster moll, and John Waters muse, occupied her reflective moments by painting erotic kitsch.
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