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Masterpieces from the Margins: The Outsider Art Fair Triumphs in New York

Eddie Harris, Shanty Sculpture. COURTESY ANTILLEAN At the entrance to this year’s Outsider Art Fair in New York hangs a mural-size canvas by self-taught artist Kevin Blythe Sampson and the…
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The American Way: At Greene Naftali, Richard Maxwell’s ‘Paradiso’ Examines Community and Faith

Performance still of Richard Maxwell’s Paradiso at Greene Naftali, with, left to right, a robot, Elaine Davis, and Jessica Galucci. ARTNEWS Many years from now, when the time comes for…
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From the Archives: Tim Rollins Goes From Dead End to Avant-Garde, in 1988

Tim Rollins and K.O.S., The Scarlet Letter: The Procession, 1987–88, acrylic and watercolor on book pages on linen. COURTESY STUDIO K.O.S. AND LEHMANN MAUPIN, NEW YORK AND HONG KONG Tim…
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Vasari Diary: Julianne Swartz, Munch Meets Schoenberg at the Met, and Artists Playing With Dolls

Julianne Swartz, Zero Weave (detail), 2017, enameled copper wire. COURTESY THE ARTIST, CHRIS KENDALL, AND JOSÉE BIENVENU GALLERY Making Heavy of the Light To understand what makes a medium a…
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A Year in Queer: 8 Notable Moments of LGBTQ Art in New York

Luna Luis Ortiz, Chleo Silent Film Star, 1999, digital C-print. LESLIE-LOHMAN MUSEUM, FOUNDATION PURCHASE Living as a queer person in the United States in 2017 has been, more often than…
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The Year in Auctions: A Tale of Two Lots (Plus Nine More)

Visitors take in Qi Baishi’s Twelve Landscape Screens (1925), which sold for $140.8 million at Poly Auction Beijing, making it the runner-up for most expensive work auctioned in 2017. COURTESY…
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The Year in Screens, in Museums, Galleries, and So On

Martine Syms, Incense, Sweaters, and Ice (still), 2017, film. COURTESY THE ARTIST AND BRIDGET DONAHUE, NEW YORK It’s estimated that the average American spends about ten hours looking at screens—on…
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Jewish Museum Terminates Jens Hoffmann After Review of Sexual Harassment Allegations

Jens Hoffmann. The Jewish Museum in New York has ended its working relationship with curator Jens Hoffmann after a review of sexual harassment allegations that had been brought to the…
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From the Archives: Jacques Lipchitz Remembers Amedeo Modigliani, in 1951

Amedeo Modigliani, Reclining Nude, 1919, oil on canvas. MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, NEW YORK With a major Amedeo Modigliani survey on view at Tate Modern in London, we turn back…
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Trump Ubu Alles: Rainer Ganahl Remakes an Alfred Jarry Classic in a Harlem Funeral Home

Performance still of Rainer Ganahl’s Ubu Trump (2017) at the Daniels Wilhelmina Funeral Home in New York on December 2, 2017. ARTNEWS On Friday, December 1, former National Security Adviser Michael…
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